Weather

02 June 2014

Governor declares drought emergency in Josephine County

Posted in Weather, Local, Regional

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 ...

30 May 2014

Fire season starts June 2nd

Posted in Weather, Local

Medford, Ore. -- It's that time of year again. The sun's out, it's getting hot and that means fire season is here and it starts on Monday. Brian Ballou with the Oregon Department of Forestry says we ...

30 May 2014

Medford grass ordinance to take effect

Posted in Weather, Local

Medford, Ore. -- With both warm weather and fire season on their way, the city of Medford is getting ready to issue fines if you have out of control dry grass on your property. Starting June 1st, th ...

26 May 2014

Fire officials send warning to homeowners after blaze breaks out in Ashland

Posted in Weather, Local

Jackson County, Ore. -- Wind, hot temperatures, and dry vegetation are all the ingredients to fuel wildfires. But those conditions are something we don't normally see in the month of May here in the ...

21 May 2014

Local experts host drought awareness meeting

Posted in Weather, Local

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 ...

15 May 2014

Thousand flee flames in Southern California

Posted in Weather, U.S. & World News

Southern Calif. --- (NBC News)  Wildfires burning across Southern California have forced tens of thousands from their homes.The battle to beat back the flames continues in Southern California. Seve ...

12 May 2014

CalFire declares early fire season

Posted in Weather, Local, Regional

Yreka, Cali. -- CalFire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection agency, said in a press release Monday that they will be transitioning into fire season in the coming weeks in Sisk ...

12 May 2014

Oregon fire crews prepare for potentially historic season

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Weather, Local

The 2014 wildfire season could be similar to last year-possibly worst as much of Southern Oregon remains in a severe drought. In 2013, a single night of thunderstorms sparked wildfires which were ca ...

02 May 2014

Playground safety precautions

Posted in Weather, Local

Medford, Ore. -- With the weather heating up, the playground is often where kids spend a majority of their time. Playing is fun and doctors encourage the physical activity, but safety can vary site ...