Weather News

Drought warning issued across the West

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KOVR/CNN) – Parts of the U.S. are seeing one of the most significant droughts in a decade. The exceptional drought category, the most severe on the scale, is overtaking parts of four western states affecting more than 15 million Americans. …

Josephine County home struck by lightning

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A rural Josephine County home was struck by lightning. As a thunderstorm passed over parts of southwest Oregon Wednesday afternoon, a home in the 500 block of Seclusion Loop was hit by a lightning bolt. The strike ignited …

At least 16 dead after cyclone strikes India

MAHARASHTRA, India (NBC) – Residents in India’s Maharashtra state woke up Tuesday to a trail of destruction left by a powerful cyclone that slammed into the country’s west coast. Uprooted trees and electricity poles, along with damaged walls and other structures were …

Drought emergency declared for Klamath County

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Governor Kate Brown officially declared a “drought emergency” in Klamath County. Lack of precipitation and low snowpack prompted Brown to issue Executive Order 21-07, allowing state agencies to provide assistance to Klamath County in the first local drought …

At least five killed in Southeast storms

(NBC) – At least five people have been killed after a line of severe weather swept through the south. The deadly storms spawned tornadoes that cut a path of destruction for 150 miles as it moved across Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Major …

Texas recovery update

DALLAS, Texas (NBC) – a massive recovery effort is underway in Texas after last week’s dangerous and deadly winter weather left the state crippled. President Biden has signed a major disaster declaration sending federal aid to help with the most costly weather …

Oregon neighbors helping those without power

OREGON CITY, Ore. (KPTV/CNN) – After a week without power, desperate times call for desperate measures in northwest Oregon. Tracy Stone is still without power. He said, “You know you’re resorting to stuff like how you can create heat in the house. …