winter

Local wineries luck out with winter weather

East Medford, Ore. — The constant flip-flopping in weather conditions this season has been a concern for local wineries and vineyards. Warm weather can cause grapes to start budding early, which can lead to vines dying if freezing temperatures return. Southern Oregon fortunately …

Mt. Ashland announces re-opening

ASHLAND, Ore. – Mt. Ashland Ski Area will officially re-open this Friday. According to officials, 14 inches of snow fell in the last week, and it’s continuing to fall. The latest snow report shows 22 inches of snow at the lower mountain …

Winter storm brings snow to Mt. Ashland

Ashland, Ore.– The most recent winter storm may not have panned out as many had hoped, but up on Mount Ashland, every little bit helps. The mountain is still closed and has been for most of this month. While the lack of …

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 …

ODOT prepares for winter with new tool – salt

White City, Ore.– With millions of Americans hitting the road this holiday season transportation officials in Oregon, and across the country are pulling out all the stops to keep the roads open. Here, in Southern Oregon, the Oregon Department of Transportation has …

Travelers warned ahead of wintry weather

MEDFORD, Ore. – You’ve likely heard wintry weather is about to hit Oregon, with the National Weather Service predicting the first widespread snowfall in “quite a while.” All mountain passes and possibly some valleys west of the cascades can expect snow Tuesday …