Weather News

Lowering weather radar can improve forecasting

Medford, Ore. — Tracking lightning storms is a major part of preventing major wildfires. Now, the National Weather Service (NWS) is planning changes to make it easier to do just that. Those changes could allow meteorologists to see more of the region, …

Klamath Fire ablaze and still not put out

Medford, Ore.-  The Klamath Fire under control is burning near highway 96. Campers and residents in the rural outskirts of Yreka watched yesterday preparing to leave if they needed to. But an early effort to fight the flames proved effective. Less than 24 hours …

ODF fire monitoring gets hi-tech

Medford, Ore.- You know the old saying. Where there’s smoke… there’s fire. With hundreds of thousands of acres to protect Oregon Department of Forestry is fine-tuning a system to catch that smoke before it becomes something more. Eight years ago ODF installed …

No air conditioning in five G.P. schools

Grants Pass, Ore., — “We absolutely would love to have new h-vac units in every one of our schools.” Five schools in the Grants Pass School District don’t have air conditioning. With temperatures rising in to the high 90’s, the school district …
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