Weather

05 March 2015

Wyden calls for early wildfire briefing

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Weather

Near record warmth this Winter in Southern Oregon and Northern California has people out and enjoying the sunshine but inside, firefighters, forest managers and lawmakers are working to prepare for ...

25 February 2015

911 calls lack location information

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Weather

Just over half of all 911 calls made by wireless phone in Oregon lacked the information needed to pin-point the emergency. That number varied across wireless carriers but points to a flaw in the eme ...

17 February 2015

NASA warns intense drought conditions

Posted in U.S. & World News, Weather

NASA is warning that much of the western U.S. could face a "megadrought" by the end of this century due to global warming. A NASA study indicates that such a drought could last for decades and that ...

01 January 2015

Air stagnation advisory in effect until Monday

Posted in Local, Weather

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 Local, Weather

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 Local, Regional, Weather

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 Regional, Economy, Weather

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 Local, Weather

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 Local, Weather

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 Local, Weather

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 ...