Heat Precautions For Prescription Drugs

MEDFORD, Ore. — As temperatures heat up, medical officials say medications in your home call for extra attention. Providence pharmacists say when prescription drugs are exposed to high temperatures, their potency and stability can quickly degrade. Most drugs are recommended to be stored at a controlled room temperature which is an average of 77 degrees. … Continue reading »

Locals Cooling Off At Water Park

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The hot temperatures this entire week is pushing parents and kids to head to the water park at Don Jones Park. Several parents NewsWatch12 spoke with on Tuesday say bringing their kids to this park is the best way to escape the heat during the day. “It is super hot today … Continue reading »

Lightning Strike-Caused Fires Pop Up

MEDFORD, Ore. — Lighting storms have passed, but the aftermath of that thunderstorm activity ignited several fires across Southern Oregon and California. It’s a multi-agency effort in parts of Southern Oregon and California right now; fire crews are getting a handle on several fires that popped up over the weekend. In the Klamath National Forest, … Continue reading »

New Radar System For NWS

MEDFORD, Ore. — The thunderstorm activity over the weekend is still a concern for the National Weather Service. Its radar system, which detects possible fires across Southern Oregon, is down. The National Weather Service is in the process of upgrading its radar system on Mt. Ashland. The last time it was updated was in 1996. … Continue reading »

Power Outages In Southern Oregon

Though the storms that rolled through our area on Sunday brought little rain or lightning, the strong winds caused some major problems. At least a thousand people were without power Sunday in Medford, after high winds knocked trees and limbs into power lines. At least two small fires were sparked due to downed power lines, … Continue reading »