Hot Again By Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday proved to be beautiful, with plenty of blue skies and spring-like temperatures.  It was a rare gem in our typical summer pattern.  That summer heat returns by the end of the weekend and sticks around for the majority of next week.  The coolest days that we will see for a while are … Continue reading »

Little Rain in the Forecast

WEATHER DISCUSSION Afternoon highs climbed back up to the triple digits today, making this now the ninth day in July that temperatures have hit 100 degrees.  Just a little bit of math…that’s over half of the days in July so far.  Fortunately, we are still expecting some relief by next week,  but the system moving … Continue reading »

Summer Weather is Back

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the rainfall and cloud coverage over the last few days, a high pressure pattern is moving back in. This will clear out the clouds and move in warmer air from the south. Right now, our upper level winds are in a zonal (west-to-east) flow bringing in a little bit of moisture. In … Continue reading »

Drying Out Through the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Isolated showers continued today for the morning hours, but many locations saw dry conditions and blue skies heading into the weekend.  Although spotty showers are possible in a few places overnight,  most will see partly cloudy skies.  A warming trend will begin this weekend with temperatures spiking by Tuesday. Currently, the flow in … Continue reading »

A Warm End to the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION June 21st – The Official First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice) A weak ridge of high pressure has moved its way onshore and is clearing us out for the next day or so. High temperatures today were already above average. Clear skies and a windy afternoon was what we got for Saturday. Sunday … Continue reading »

Cooler Today, Hot for the Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front is sweeping through the Northwest today, bumping down high temperatures a bit from yesterday. Still, it will be a warm afternoon with a good deal of sun. Low lying clouds are hugging the coastline and blanketing much of Josephine County and the Cascades. Low lying clouds will burn off … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Avoiding Vacation Weight

(CNN) – Vacations often lead to weight gain.  But, they don’t have to. Health experts says first off, don’t skip breakfast. Instead, make a healthy meal a part of every morning and save the treats for lunch or dinner. When you head out, take some healthy snacks with you so you won’t be tempted by … Continue reading »

The Do’s & Don’ts of Defensible Space

MEDFORD, OR. — With an active fire season likely this year, it’s important we do what we can now to protect our homes and property. Creating defensible space around your home is an easy and effective way to reduce your risk from embers that may escape wildfires this upcoming summer. Simple yard work can go … Continue reading »

Britt Festival Tickets On Sale Now

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Tickets are now on sale for the Britt Festival in Jacksonville. People stood in line around the Medford ticket office for hours early Friday morning. Ticket sales started at 9:00 a.m., but hopeful ticket holders of all ages woke up early to be the first in line. One man who was at … Continue reading »

Schools Without AC Struggle to Stay Cool

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The hot weather is making it difficult for kids to stay cool during outdoor recess but for some southern Oregon schools they face that challenge inside the classroom. Several schools with the Grants Pass School District do not have air-conditioning systems. Highland Elementary School is one of five schools in the district that are … Continue reading »

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