Monday night will be another cold night with temperatures dropping below 0 degrees in the Klamath Basin, teens in the valleys and mid 20s along the coast. Patchy freezing fog will develop, mainly over the western sides of the valleys.
When we do a seasonal forecast we no longer look at weather models (short-range) but rather teleconnections which are better predictors of long-range forecasts. You may have heard of some including El Nino and La Nina which are part of the El Nino Southern Oscillation or ENSO.
Fire departments are fighting the cold in order to prevent response time from suffering. Medford Fire Battalion Chief Brian Fish says they're having trouble quickly responding to many of the accidents and medical calls in the area.
Many local stores say the nasty road conditions are putting a damper on holiday shopping. With only a few weekends to go until holiday break, many people who would otherwise be buying gifts are instead stuck in their homes.
Medford School District; Jackson County School District 9; Ashland School District; Central Point School District; Phoenix-Talent School District; Grants Pass School District 7; Rogue River School District; The Three Rivers School District are all closed.