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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 »

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.

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