Weather

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 ...

21 July 2014

Buzzard Complex Fire

Posted in Weather, Regional

Central Ore. -- The largest wildfire burning in Oregon right now has scorched more than 395,000 acres. The Buzzard Complex is burning about 45 miles northeast of Burns, in Central Oregon. According ...

14 July 2014

Jackson County Fair cooling things down for a hot week

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Weather, Local

Central Point, Ore. -- Final preparations are underway for the Jackson County Fair, which starts Tuesday. It is expected to be one of the biggest fairs but it's also expected to be one of the hotte ...

08 July 2014

Drought curbs planting of Lithia Park flowers

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Weather

Drought conditions in Ashland have lead to the city and parks department to forgo planting of annual flower beds in Lithia Park. Parks and Recreation Superintendent, Bruce Dickens says, "We just wan ...

17 June 2014

Simulated firefight gets neighborhood attention

Posted in Weather, Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- All the predictions are leading fire officials to suspect an extremely active wildfire season in 2014. Fire crews in Grants Pass are testing their response with the area's strik ...