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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.

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 »

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