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Storm Blows Through Northwest Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th November Newsstormweather
A November storm struck northwest Oregon on Thursday morning, knocking out power in some parts of Portland and blowing down a barn in Polk County. The National Weather Service said it would send investigators to check out reports of a twister southeast of Dallas, where the barn was destroyed. No one was injured. An estimated 12,000 customers lost power in north Portland.Read More »

Freezing Temperatures Come To The Northwest

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th October Newsweather
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning of freezing conditions in northwest Oregon. The service says the temperature should drop to between 30 and 35 degrees early Tuesday, and people in Eugene, McMinnville and the Hood River Valley might awake to temperatures in the upper 20s.

Western Washington Hit With Tornado

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th September Newstornadoweather
The National Weather Service confirms the winds that damaged industrial buildings in western Washington, including a Boeing factory, were a tornado. Meteorologist Johnny Burg says a team from the Weather Service office in Seattle went to the scene Monday and certified the tornado, based on eyewitness accounts. The tornado at 7:20 a.m.Read More »

Heavy Rain May Mean Soggy Harvest Of Grapes

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th September Newsagriculturegrapesweather
Heavy rains may make for a soggy harvest in Oregon's wine country. In the southern Willamette Valley, for instance, the Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1bV9Yuh ) that with heavy precipitation the past two weeks, September rainfall is more than four times the local average. That threatens grapes with mildew, rot, dilution and splitting. Cold days and nights sRead More »

Triple Digit Temps Expected Monday & Tuesday

By Jim McCoy Mon 1st July Newsextreme heathealth hazardsweather
A heat advisory is in effect, now through 11 p.m. Tuesday for Jackson, Josephine, and Modoc counties, with portions of eastern Curry County, and north central and southeast Siskiyou County. Temperatures are expected to run between 103 and 105.Read More »

Rogue Valley Temperatures Forecasted For Mid-Week Free Fall

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th May Newsrecord temperaturesweather
Southern Oregon may experience record temperatures this week, but not in a way that one might think for late May. Forecasters predict snow levels and temperatures to drop to 2,500 feet by Wednesday morning in the Cascades and Siskiyous. The predicted high Wednesday of 54 would tie the record for the lowest high in Medford for May 22nd set in 2010.Read More »

Snow Expected Soon

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January Newsstormweather
Snow can be expected in the middle of this week for the floor of the Rogue Valley. A cold front expected to move into the area could drop an inch of snow by sometime Wednesday morning. Up to four inches could be seen for elevations above two thousand feet.

UPDATE: I-5 South Now Re-Opened To Truck Traffic

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st December Newsroad conditionsweather
ODOT has just announced at 12:14 p.m. that I-5 South has been re-opened to truck traffic. Weather conditions has earlier prompted a request by Caltrans to halt the flow of traffic between Yreka and Redding due to the hazardous weather conditions. Motorists are advised to use caution.

BREAKING NEWS: Truck Traffic Headed Towards California on I-5 Stopped

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st December Newsroad conditionsweather
This notice came in from the Southwest Division of ODT: "Due to severe winter weather in northern California between Yreka and Redding, all commerical trucks are being stopped at Ashland (exit 11). The Jackson County Expo is being opened at Central Point (exit 33) for overflow truck traffic.Read More »

Another Round of Storm Activity Pounds Oregon

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th December Newscoastal newsfloodingstormsweather
Another storm is clobbering the southern and central Oregon coast, with high winds knocking down trees and highway crews clearing them off the roads. Several trees fell across Oregon 18 west of Lincoln City, and one blocked U.S. 101 north of Florence for a time Tuesday morning.Read More »

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