Still Quiet & Warm

    WEATHER DISCUSSION  Another quiet morning has begun across the region. Inland, more sunshine continues today accompanied by very mild and above average temperatures. Along the coast, winds have shifted and this has brought coastal cloud cover and patchy fog. Brookings has had fog since the early morning hours. The switch to southerly winds … Continue reading »

Spring Prep in Mild Winter Weather

MEDFORD, Ore., — During these mild days getting a jump on gardening is on a lot of people’s to do lists. OSU Master Gardeners stopped by the NewsWatch 12 garden to lend some of the expertise. This time of year is perfect for trimming back the dead growth, branches and leaves. By being aggressive with … Continue reading »

“Blessing of Mt. Ashland” Next Weekend

ASHLAND, Ore. – Mount Ashland will soon be holding its “Blessing Mt. Ashland” event, where a diverse range of cultures and traditions will participate, offering their gratitude to the mountain. Over the past 8 years, the annual ceremony has been conducted in the spring. “After last years’ dry winter, we feel it is especially important to … Continue reading »

Spring-Like & Beautiful for Midweek

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will begin moving into the West today. This is going to bring plenty of sun to Southern Oregon and also offshore winds. Temperatures at the Coast will be mild, topping out in the upper 60’s & lower 70’s by the afternoon. Highs will trend 3-5 degrees warmer for Wednesday. Thursday … Continue reading »

Beautiful Spring-Like Day Ahead

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak ridge of high pressure will build into the West today, bringing seasonable temperatures and mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. Temperatures will start off cool this morning though — there is a frost advisory in effect for the West Side through 8am. The coolest temperatures will be across the Illinois … Continue reading »

Spring Showers Moving in All Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today marks the beginning of an active weather pattern across the Northwest. A series of storms will bring rain and even snow to the region throughout the end of the week. Skies will cloud over today and spotty showers will develop ahead of a cold front that will sweep through Southern Oregon … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Caring for Roses

Medford, Ore. — OSU Master Gardeners say the basic rule of rose care is fertilizing every six weeks. When it comes to fertilizing, they say you can use systemic fertilizer or an organic fertilizer.  If you chose the organic fertilizer you’ll have to take an extra step to control bugs. Along with pests, you’ll be dealing with … Continue reading »

Spring-Like Weather for Start of Spring

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Spring-like weather is ahead for today and it’s appropriate given spring officially starts just before 10am. High temperatures will run slightly cooler today due to the cold front passage last night. This is also preventing temperatures from dropping as low as recent mornings, but we aren’t out of the clear just yet. … Continue reading »

Isolated AM Showers, Afternoon Clearing

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front is moving through the Northwest this morning. This is bringing rain showers to much of Southern Oregon however these showers will be winding down by 8 & 9 o’clock. Most showers that develop into midday will be along and west of the Cascades and won’t drop much, if … Continue reading »

More Sun & Spring-Like Weather

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure remains in control of our weather and plenty of sun is on the way again today. High temperatures on Wednesday made it into the 70’s west of the Cascades and this will likely happen again this afternoon. High & thin cirrus clouds will be moving in from the North & … Continue reading »