Quiet Today & Mild into the Afternoon

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is keeping the storm track to our north & dry weather in place across Southern Oregon. This is allowing for chilly temperatures in the morning. These temperatures can be damaging to the early blooming fruit trees across the Valley, in particular nectarines, peaches and pears. Orchardists should keep a close eye … Continue reading »

Cold Mornings but Warm Afternoons

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is building into the West today. This will bring very inactive weather to the Northwest this week, with the storm track remaining well to our north. Plenty of sun will keep high temperatures between 7 & 15 degrees above average. Because winds are offshore today, the Chetco Effect will be … Continue reading »

Farmers Waiting for Rain, Snow

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —  Local farmers say the recent rain in the Rogue Valley helps a little, but it was not nearly enough to make up for the dry year. Now, those farmers said they want to see a change in the forecast to make sure there’s enough water this summer. “A little bit of … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Closed Again on MLK Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — For the fourth time in five years, Mt. Ashland was closed for the Martin Luther King Junior holiday. The mountain still has not received enough snow to open yet this season, and the ski area will be closed until a large storm brings more snow to the slopes. The holiday typically brings … Continue reading »

Rogue River Levels Lower Than Last Year

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — The extreme heat and lack of rain is causing lower water levels along the Rogue River, and water managers are working to make sure there’s enough to help farmers, fish, and drinking water. At Lost Creek Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said they are releasing 1,500 cubic feet … Continue reading »