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.

Strong Storms Yesterday, More Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION A strong round of storms pushed through Siskiyou County and the Klamath Basin Wednesday afternoon and evening. Storm reports included heavy rain, ponding in roads, small hail and strong winds. Between 0.30″-1″ of measurable rain was recorded from some of these cells. The showers and storms died down quickly as the sun went … Continue reading »

Showers & Isolated T-Storms for Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure will continue driving inland today bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. These showers could drop heavy rain and even small hail. With any storms that develop, strong winds are likely. Most of the activity will be in the afternoon and evening hours, once the sun has … Continue reading »

Front Bringing Showers for Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Clouds are starting to thicken into the area ahead of a strong cold front moving towards the coast. These showers will not last very long but they will bring a small amount of much needed moisture to the area. Showers will start hitting the coast around the late afternoon hours and then the … Continue reading »

Late Season Storm Brings Rain & Snow

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A late season storm system will bring rain, snow & wind to the region later today. A cold front will bring cold air into Northern California, keeping snow levels around 3,000′ by late afternoon and allowing for snow to fall over much of Siskiyou County into this evening. Periods of rain are … Continue reading »

Icy Roads Cause Medford Streets to Close

MEDFORD, Ore. — While cars were sliding down East Main Street, Jeremy Withrow and his friend stepped up to lend a push to those who needed it. About a quarter inch of ice built up and some cars were trying to take a chance and drive down the hill. The slick roads caused cars to … Continue reading »

ODOT Crews Ready for Winter Weather

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — Only a couple of inches of snow is expected to fall near the Siskiyou Summit early Saturday morning, but some plows are already mounted to some of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s big rigs. They’ll be in the second year of a program that will let them use salt to clear … Continue reading »

Woman’s Brother Survives Typhoon

[UPDATE: 11-12-13] NewsWatch12 received a call in the overnight hours that Debbie Dulcich’s brother has survived the massive storm. He was in the hard-hit area of Tacloban when the storm hit, but he and his wife were able to get on a plane out of the city to Manila. [PREVIOUS STORY] GRANTS PASS, Ore. – … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Event Continues

Rain totals have exceeded 4″ and 5″ in some parts of the Coastline, and 3″ for parts of the Cascades and West Side. Medford has now seen the second wettest September in history, with the rain total for the month roughly 2.36.” The average precipitation value for the month of September is about a half … Continue reading »

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