weather

Lightning: Breaking down the science

MEDFORD, Ore. — Various agencies reported thousands of lightning strikes were recorded overnight Wednesday, but what actually happens when lightning strikes? Lightning is a reaction between positive and negative ions. When a cloud gets big enough, the positive charge starts to compete …

The science behind fires

 MEDFORD, Ore. — When it comes to fire, we’ve all seen what they can do. We know how to prevent them around our homes and steps to take when we see one start, but how can a fire jump roads, rivers and …

Landslides and flooding hit hard in Curry County

BROOKINGS, Ore.– Heavy rain is washing out roads, causing flooding and triggering landslides across the region. With more rain expected, locals are hoping for a lull before the next storm arrives as it’s already some the worst weather they’ve seen in a long …