01 January 2015

Air stagnation advisory in effect until Monday

Posted in Weather, Local

JACKSON COUNTY, ORE. -- The National Weather Service has extended an air stagnation advisory throughout Southern Oregon until Monday morning. Despite the unhealthy air levels, hikers took to the tr ...

12 September 2014

Drought forces Hellgate Jet Excursions to end season earlier than ever

Posted in Weather, Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- The drought is taking a toll on businesses across the west, and southern Oregon is no exception.  Low water levels on the Rogue River forced Hellgate Jet Excursions in Grants P ...

08 September 2014

Drought impacting human interaction with wildlife

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Weather, Local, Regional

Ashland, Ore. -- The drought across the west isn't just impacting water levels and crops, it's also changing how people interact with wildlife. Over the past week, an Oregon man was attacked by a ...

01 September 2014

Napa's winery woes

Posted in Weather, Regional, Economy

Napa, Cali. -- (NBC News) While dozens of wineries in Napa, California's famed wine region are still cleaning up and tallying damage after last weekend's earthquake, their focus is changing. Winema ...

19 August 2014

Crews respond to new lightning sparked fires

Posted in Weather, Local

Rogue River, Ore. -- The largest fire is burning about eight miles south of the city of Rogue River on "Old Blue Mountain" near Foots Creek. It was estimated at 40 acres around 10pm Monday. The Or ...

11 August 2014

Red flag warning for thunderstorms

Posted in Weather, Local

Medford, Ore. -- The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning through Tuesday. Thunderstorms are expected in the fire area, bringing abundant dry lightning. The warning was issued Sunday a ...

01 August 2014

Science behind Oregon Gulch fire's growth

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Weather, Local

Jackson County, Ore. -- Rob Allen with the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest, he says more than 100 fires are burning in our area. But he says there are a few things different about the Oregon G ...

22 July 2014

Lightning causes more than 20 fires in the Rogue Valley

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Weather, Local

Jacksonville, Ore.--  Cindy Furrow experienced first-hand what a lightning storm can do a tree in her backyard took a direct hit. "It was too close to my house. Glad I was home when it happened, ...

22 July 2014

Severe weather hits the Rogue Valley

Posted in Weather, Local

Lightning, thunder, and some very heavy rain hitting the area. Perhaps no town hit harder than Ashland earlier this evening where we're told the rain was so heavy caused some cars to stall and eve ...

21 July 2014

ODF fire lookouts watch for lightning and thunderstorms

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Weather, Local

Soda Mountain, Ore. -- The threat for thunderstorms has fire crews across Southern Oregon relying on lookouts in remote areas. They're perched in higher elevations to report any lightning-caused fir ...