NWS Medford

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 …

Regional snowpack levels lower than normal

Medford, Ore. —  As of Wednesday, the snowpack is low in most areas of Oregon and northern California. That makes the next few weeks crucial. According to the national weather service in Medford. As of this day in the winter season, the snowpack is …

December 2017, one of the driest on record

Medford, Ore. —  28 days into the month, and Medford may see one of the driest December’s in the record books. With the precipitation levels as they are this evening – it would make this December, the 4th driest December on record …

More regional wet weather on the way

Medford, Ore. — Rain, rain, and it’s here to stay. For the next few days, anyway. The region is feeling the fall weather – meaning cooler conditions and wet weather. It’s also bringing on some weather advisories. Including a Winter Weather Advisory …

Lightning continues to spark multiple fires

Jackson County, Ore. — Many of the fires currently burning around the region are believed to be caused by lightning. The Oregon Department of Forestry said it estimates more than 40 lightning-caused fires in the past week and it anticipates through the season. …

Regional hot temperatures make history

Medford, Ore. — The hot temperatures are putting several local agencies on alert. The old record high in Medford on August 2nd was 105 degrees back in 1993, now we’ve smashed another record. The all-time record high temperature recorded at the Rogue Valley …

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, …

Freezing temperatures may break winter records

Medford, Ore. — Temperatures are expected to drop dramatically within the next two weeks – especially next week. The National Weather Service reported temperatures are already two to three degrees lower than they normally are at this time of year – and …