A Flash Flood Watch Issued For Southern Rogue Valley/ Portions of Siskiyou County

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th July Newsflash floodingweather

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a flash flood watch from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. today for the southern Rogue Valley in Jackson County. Debris flows are possible in areas with steep terrain, particularly within wildfire burn scars, during this weather event.

Debris flows are rapidly moving, extremely destructive landslides.Read More »

Oregonians Cautioned About Working In Hot Weather

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th June Newsweatherworker safety

Those Oregonians who must work outdoors in the heat are being warned to be careful.

The Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services says people working in fields such as construction, landscaping and agriculture are all at risk of heat illness if precautions aren't taken.

Penny Wolf-McCormick is health enforcement manager for Oregon OSHA.Read More »

Bees Not Ready For Early Blooms

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th March Newsbees. bloomsweather

Warm weather has triggered a Rogue Valley fruit tree bloom that has come too early for many bees.

Wild bee populations die back in winter, and many newly hatched bees aren't old enough yet to fly about gathering nectar and pollen, said Sarah Red-Laird, founder and executive director of the Ashland-based Bee Girl organization, which promotes honeybee conservation and educates beekRead More »

How Warm Did It Get Monday? Some Regional Records Broken Or Just Missed

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th February Newsrecord temperaturesweather
Temperatures hit record highs Monday in parts of Washington and Oregon as one of the mildest winters continues in the northwest. The National Weather Service reported record highs of 59 at Sea-Tac A Airport, 62 at Vancouver, 61 in Portland, 62 at Hillsboro, and 66 at Salem. Medford’s high of 68 just missed the record of 70, set in 1957.Read More »

Stormy Weather Wreaking Havoc Around The State

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December Newsweather
High winds are forecast to hit the Oregon coast Thursday morning and move inland Thursday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service says the winds will be strong enough to bring trees down onto power lines, causing outages.Read More »

Weekend Weather Delivered Needed Moisture, More Is On The Way

By Jim McCoy Mon 27th October Newsrainweather
Some much needed rain hit the Medford area over the weekend, signaling that fall is in full swing. As of 5 p.m.Read More »

Weather Concerns Firefighters, Brings Freezing Temps East of The Cascades

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th September Newsweatherwildfires
Forecasters say a combination of gusty winds and low humidity are creating a high wildfire danger through Friday evening west of the Cascades in much of western Washington and Oregon. The National Weather Service has a red flag warning in effect in the area because of the danger that any fire would rapidly spread in winds of 25 mph or stronger when the humidity is as low as 20 percent.Read More »

Weather Forecast Raises Fire Concerns

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th September Newsweatherwildfires
Forecasters are warning that a combination of low humidity and winds are creating a danger of wildfires the next few days in western Oregon. The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a red flag warning west of the Cascades from noon Thursday through Saturday. Any fires that break out would likely spread rapidly. Forecasters say conditions may improve Sunday.

Summer-like Weather Headed To Northwest

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th April Newsweather
The National Weather Service is forecasting the warmest temperatures since last summer in the Northwest. Forecasters say temperatures will rise into the 70s under sunny skies in Washington and Oregon on Tuesday and Wednesday, peaking in the 80s Thursday.Read More »

Snow Headed For Southern Oregon Mountains

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th February Newssnowweather
The National Weather Service says much-needed snow is forecast for the Cascades and Siskiyous in Southern Oregon. If all goes as forecasted, the snow will start falling this afternoon, and could reach as low as 2,500 feet. Snow is not expected to be heavy at Mt. Ashland or the Siskiyou Summit.Read More »


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