Monday makes the tenth triple digit day so far in 2014, and all of those days have been in July. In fact, it was the hottest day of the year so far. 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.
(UPDATE 11:53 P.M.): Fire officials now estimate the fire to be 120 acres and say they have it 20 percent contained. A 20 to 25 acre fire is burning near Lake Selmac right now. Oregon Department of Forestry Officials said they are calling in more crew and helicopters to help get a handle on it.
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.