Weather News

NWS & ODF partnering for fire season

Medford, Ore. —  In Wednesday’s Fire Danger Red report, a storm is making its way through the region and it’s bringing the potential for fires. The storm began passing through the Rogue Valley this afternoon. With thunderstorms, comes the potential for lightning. Which …

Klamath Falls electrician struck by lightning

  PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU/CNN) – A Klamath Falls man who survived a lightning strike is recovering at Oregon Health and Science University. James Palazzolo was struck Wednesday near Klamath Falls while he was working, his wife Deana Palazzolo said. Palazzolo is a …

Alberto delivers deadly flooding

(NBC News) – Heavy rains and storms, some spawned by Subtropical Storm Alberto, are pounding the East Coast. In western North Carolina, journalists Mike McCormick and Aaron Smetzler were killed Sunday while covering the impact of heavy rain in the area for …

Tropical storm Alberto to make landfall Monday

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WFLA/CNN) – Just days before the official start of hurricane season, subtropical storm Alberto churns its way towards the Florida panhandle. Florida Governor Rick Scott said, “Whether this is the storm that impacts your family or there’s another one, it …

Forecasters predict “active” hurricane season

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting another busy hurricane season. “The outlooks suggests that we will experience a near or above normal hurricane season this year,” says NOAA Deputy Administrator Dr. Neil Jacobs. Forecasters are …

Lightning strikes over the Rogue Valley

Medford, Ore. – There is the potential for some thunderstorms overnight. Since yesterday evening, 130 lightning strikes have touched down. However, that is only 10% of the total strikes they’ve recorded. The weather service says they haven’t heard of any emergencies so …

Tree services gearing up for strong winds

Medford, Ore.- A warning from the National Weather Service in Medford, a wind advisory is in place until Saturday night. The Rogue Valley could see wind gusts reaching up to 45 miles per hour. According to the National Weather Service, strong winds …

ODOT extends studded tire season

Salem, Ore.- Oregon Department of Transportation has extended studded tire season until the end of the day Sunday, April 15. Typically in Oregon, travelers can use studded tires from November 1 through March 31. State law grants each state’s transportation department the …
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