Monday makes the tenth triple digit day so far in 2014, and all of those days have been in July. The official high in Medford was 106, and as hot as that seems, that's still two degrees shy of the record 108 set a few years ago in 2009.
Long-range forecasting, like seasonal forecasting, meteorologists no longer look at weather models like we do for the day-to-day forecast, we look at teleconnections. Two of the best known teleconnections are El Niño and La Niña.
An early morning fire outside Gold Hill became the largest of 38 lightning caused fires from storms earlier in the month. But despite the delayed fuse, firefighters say it likely won’t be the last sleeper fire they have to chase down.
Two structures have been lost to the Ferguson Fire burning about 30 miles east of Klamath Falls, and five miles north of Beatty. South Central Oregon Incident Management Team reports six structures are still threatened by the fire. The fire is 20 percent contained.