Articles tagged with: weather

21 July 2014

ODF fire lookouts watch for lightning and thunderstorms

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Weather

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 ...

02 June 2014

Governor declares drought emergency in Josephine County

Posted in Local, Regional, Weather

Help is on the way for three more Oregon counties dealing with the drought. Governor Kitzhaber declared drought emergencies Monday in Josephine, Grant and Wheeler counties. They join Jackson, Lake ...

21 May 2014

Local experts host drought awareness meeting

Posted in Local, Weather

Medford, Ore. -- Dozens met at the Medford Library Wednesday for an open forum on how to deal with the drought when it gets worse this summer. Eric Dittmer, SOU Professor of Environmental Studies a ...

20 May 2014

Are humans to blame for severe wildfires in the West?

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Weather

Are humans responsible for creating climates susceptible to severe wildfires in the West? According to a local climatologist, humans certainly have a role in climate change but there isn't enough ev ...

30 April 2014

Agricultural concerns rising over water shortage

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Weather

Medford, Ore. -- Southern Oregon and Northern California are currently in severe to extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Now people working in agriculture are becoming concerned a ...

26 April 2014

Hyatt Lake opens but with concerns

Posted in Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- Boaters and fisherman got a start Saturday on Hyatt Lake for the begining of trout fishing season. Despite the brisk weather several people were out on their boats today trying ...

21 April 2014

I-5 construction delayed due to weather

Posted in Local, Weather

Phoenix, Ore. -- A major construction project set to begin Monday night on Interstate 5 in Phoenix is being delayed because of a rainy forecast. The project will leave only single lanes of traffic o ...

14 April 2014

Ashland residents begin to conserve water

Posted in Local, Weather

Ashland, Ore. -- A proposed water pipeline that would connect Ashland to Phoenix and Talent will be almost twice the cost than they originally thought. The T-A-P (Talent-Ashland-Phoenix) pipeline ...

14 April 2014

Lunar eclipse expected viewable late Monday night, early Tuesday morning

Posted in Local, Regional, U.S. & World News

Medford, Ore. -- Monday night Rogue Valley sky gazers were able to see what is being termed a 'blood moon.' It is called a 'blood moon' because, while the moon is completely eclipsed, the sunlight ...

09 April 2014

Water flowing to Klamath Irrigation District

Posted in Local, Weather

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Water is flowing, as of Wednesday, to farmers and ranchers on the Klamath Project. The Bureau of Reclamation announced Tuesday that the project will get about 239-thousand ac ...