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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 »

Gusty Weather Brings More Wind, Rain

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th February Newsweather
Wind gusts have knocked down branches and caused power outages in coastal Oregon and the Willamette Valley, and forecasters say more is on the way. The National Weather Service says gusts could approach 70 mph on beaches and 60 mph in north and central Oregon coastal communities on Monday. A high-wind warning remains in effect until late Tuesday.Read More »

Wet Weather In Store For Southern Oregon Weekend

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th February Newsweather
This weekend's weather will bring an abundance of rain, high winds in some areas, and flooding on the Coquille River. The NOAA/NWS Medford office says levels will rise rapidly at Lost Creek and Applegate reservoirs. Snow levels are expected to remain above pass levels, but will dip into the 5500 to 6000 elevation range through this evening.Read More »

Snow In The Mountains Could Make Travel Hazardous

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th February Newssnowweather
In Southern Oregon, forecasters say storm activity could make traveling through mountain passes treacherous this weekend. Up to a foot of snow is expected in the Siskiyous and Cascades as a winter storm is in effect through 10 a.m. Saturday. Two feet of snow is forecast for Highway 140 and Crater Lake. In the Rogue Valley, the snow level is forecast to reach as low as 2,500 feet.

Rare Winter Wildfires In Oregon

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th January Newsweatherwildfires
High winds and a lack of rain combined to whip up a dozen small fires around Western Oregon, many in old logging slash that was burned in recent months and would have been doused by rain in a normal winter. The Oregon Department of Forestry said two fires burned Friday on private timberland southeast of Cannon Beach. One was 50 acres and another 30 acres.Read More »

Icy Southern Oregon Roads Scene To Accidents

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th January Newsicy roadsweather
Cold, wet weather has had an impact on driving conditions in southern Oregon. The state Department of Transportation reports three vehicle crashes just south of Ashland on Interstate 5 this (monday) morning. A southbound truck slid off the road and crashed with two other accidents involving cars northbound that also hit icy patches. No injuries were reported in any of the three accidents.

Strong Storm To Hit Oregon Friday Night Through Saturday Night

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th January Newsweather
The National Weather Service is forecasting a strong storm to deliver high winds, heavy rain and mountain snow to the region. They warn that weather conditions could become dangerous on the coast, as high surf and strong winds could become hazardous. Waves coul wash over docks in the Port Orford area tonight.Read More »

Weather Elsewhere Is Affecting Flights Out Of Portland

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th January Newsair travelweather
The extreme cold in upper parts of the Midwest and remnants of the snow storm in the Northeast are affecting some flights at Portland International Airport. KGW reports (http://bit.ly/1eBVtJH ) some flights Monday to Chicago, New York, Detroit and other destinations are listed as cancelled or delayed. Travelers should check with their airline.

Driest Year Ever?

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th December Newsweather
The city of Medford is two weeks away from recording its driest calendar year since records were first kept in 1911. The final weeks of December are typically very wet, but the Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/t0piWh ) that not even the usual rainfall of 1.28 inches between Thursday and New Year's Day would stop Medford from breaking its record. The National Weather Service hasRead More »

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