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 »

Schools Improving Air Quality Indoors

MEDFORD, Ore. — The recent wild-land fires across southwest Oregon and northern California are pushing smoke into the area causing concern for school officials. School districts are concerned about exposing students to the smoke when it comes to outdoor activities. Before school begins in less than a month, they want to have plan to protect … Continue reading »

Still Warm with Incr. Afternoon Smoke

Another warm, sunny and dry day inland with a frontal boundary bringing clouds and spotty drizzle to the coast. This system will mainly be impacting areas north of us, but a few drops could be squeezed out through the day along the south coast. Besides that, weather today will be similar to yesterday with haze … Continue reading »

Increasing Smoke Inland Thursday

A weak front remains just offshore, where most of the cloud cover currently lies as well. Not much will come of this system other than cloud cover. The Coast will be under clouds through the end of the week with light sprinkles possible, but inland areas should continue to see mostly sunny conditions Thursday. Winds … Continue reading »

Calmer Weather for a Few Days

The next low pressure to influence our region is hanging out off-shore and will stay there today bringing a few clouds this afternoon, but still expect mostly sunny skies today with areas of smoke and haze. With calmer, warm and dry weather for a few days fire and smoke activity will increase and air quality … Continue reading »

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