One More Storm Before the Clearing

WEATHER DISCUSSION The strong weather system that came in on Friday brought with it a series of hazards all across the region. Heavy rain falling in short periods increased the flooding potential in streams, rivers, lakes, and urban areas. Winds also played a factor in bringing down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages were … Continue reading »

Coming Storm Bringing Lots of Rain

MEDFORD, Ore. – The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon for parts of southwest Oregon, including coastal and eastern Curry County and Josephine County. Our meteorologists said the models show there will likely not be any snow at any elevation across the state. Pacific Power and local … Continue reading »

“Blizzard of 2015″ Drops Record Snowfall

NORTHEAST — The “Blizzard of 2015″ was the sixth biggest storm for Boston since 1935, with the most snowfall ever in January at just more than 24 inches. The damage is being seen as residents are digging out across the northeast. In the coastal Massachusetts town of Marshfield, a violent storm surge pounded the seawall. … Continue reading »

Small Break Before More Rain and Snow

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday and Thursday’s storm system was one that we may not see for a while. In fact, the last time our region experienced a storm of that magnitude was well over 5 years ago. Not only did we receive heavy rain and snow at times, but the winds packed a huge punch. Now … Continue reading »

Fallen Tree Sparks House Fire

SAMS VALLEY, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 3 officials say a tree blown down by strong winds from Thursday morning’s severe storm caused a house fire in Sams Valley. Fire fighters responded to the fire just before 6 a.m. on highway 234. Crews say the tree was blew over onto the roof of the house, … Continue reading »

Pacific Power Ready for West Coast Storm

MEDFORD, Ore. — Pacific Power is also getting ready for the severe weather. As a severe storm moved in on Wednesday, Pacific Power stocked up on materials needed to make potential repairs and workers were ready to respond to any incidents. Contractors were also on standby to respond to fallen power lines. The region worked together to … Continue reading »

Strong Storm to Bring Rain, Wind & Snow

MEDFORD, Ore. — A strong storm will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the region Wednesday through Thursday. Wind gusts could reach hurricane force along the Coast Range Mountains, while gusts near 50mph are anticipated across the Valley. The strongest winds will be this afternoon and evening through early Thursday. High wind warnings and … Continue reading »

Storm Causes Concern for California

CALIFORNIA – 50 year-old rainfall records are being shattered up and down California this morning, but it’s not all good news for the state. The torrential rains are triggering flash floods and mud slides in areas stripped bare by wildfires. The scorched earth of California, suffering through its worst drought in more than a century, … Continue reading »

Rain Starting to Fizzle Out

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have finally seen the heaviest of rain that will fall with this system. The last 48 hours proved to bring more rain than expected to our region, allowing for a little relief from the extremely dry conditions we’ve seen for a while. Early estimates with this storm were showing less than an … Continue reading »

Thuderstorm Moves Through Ashland

Medford, Ore — A thunderstorm packing heavy rain passed through Ashland at about 8:30pm Tuesday night. Two lighting started fires are being investigated. One of the fires is near the reservoir and the other is on Mt. Ashland. The storm is moving out of the Ashland area.

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