Bringing Back the Sunshine

WEATHER DISCUSSION A large part of the work week was cloudy and dreary, but that has been changing over the last 24 hours.  The upper level low that brought showers, storms, and cooler temperatures has exited the region to the northeast, and in its place, sunshine has been slowly on the increase. The brief cool down … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex Brings Thick Smoke

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. —  An estimated 20 fires make up the Happy Camp Complex each of which is sending thick smoke  into the sky and while the fires continue to be fought, the fire camp continues to grow. Thick smoke in Happy Camp had Bonita Thom wearing a mask as she worked outside helping her … Continue reading »

Storm Risk Much More Isolated Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION More thunderstorms dotted the landscape Tuesday evening, bringing locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning back to the Klamath Basin and northern California.  Pea sized hail was even reported near Altamont.  Fortunately, for Wednesday, the storm threat is much lower, and storms in these same locations will be much more isolated in nature. There … Continue reading »

Isolated Storms Back For Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Monday afternoon brought widespread thunderstorms to the Klamath Basin and northern California.  Heavy rain fell in central Klamath County, and frequent lightning strikes accompanied the slow moving thunderstorms.  Activity will begin to die down tonight, with a few embedded rumbles of thunder still possible, but the risk is back for Tuesday. … Continue reading »

More T-Storms on the Way Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The burning wildfires are now impacting our air quality levels ..reading moderate to unhealthy across much of the area. The smoke has also kept our temperatures slightly cooler, by about 5-10 degrees. Clouds are streaming in from our south and west, increasing the moisture content in our air. Higher humidities will help … Continue reading »

Lightning Threat Back For Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Smoke once again left a yellow-tinged veil across southern Oregon and northern California Sunday afternoon.  Several fires continue to burn in the area, and winds aloft have transported smoke throughout the region.  Air quality is still being affected, and in Klamath Falls, readings were in the “unhealthy” category Sunday evening.  All of this, … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Through The Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the Oregon Gulch fire burned, along with many other fires in the vicinity, smoke filled the skies in northern California and portions of southern Oregon Friday afternoon.  If the fires continue to burn, the smoke we are seeing will persist for the next few days.  There is no major change to the current weather … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Over Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — It might not compare to what we saw in August, but Thursday’s smoke was enough to make joggers cut their route short and limit visibility throughout the Rogue Valley. Prescribed burns took place Thursday in both Josephine and Jackson counties on land protected by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz Preseason Special

The NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews the 2013 high school football season. Stories include: how the smoke from nearby fires has and will affect the teams in Grants Pass, an up-and-coming star at South Medford, why Crater is so successful at sending players to Division I schools, Danial White’s learning experience at Ashland, the merry-go-round … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms Back in the Forecast

A weak frontal boundary is stalled over the are this morning bringing a few high clouds inland and a marine layer push at the coast. This system will push inland today knocking temperatures a few degrees from yesterday through tomorrow. With high pressure over the Southwest, flow around that system will filter in more moisture … Continue reading »

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