California Suffering Exceptional Drought

(CNN) — The Golden State is dry. According to a study from NASA, California needs roughly 11 trillion gallons of rain to survive its extreme drought. That’s enough water to fill 17 million Olympic swimming pools. Officials say the situation is so dire, the flooding that struck the state earlier this year barely made a … Continue reading »

Slow Start to Ski Season

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s an uphill battle for ski resorts who are off to a slow start because of a lack of snow. Ski shops like Berg’s in Eugene are open for business and can get you hooked up with any gear, even though the closer slopes like Hoodoo and Willamette Pass are not open. … Continue reading »

Weather Books Delivered to Students

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — If you have a fifth, sixth or seventh grader in your home, you may have seen the Stormtracker 9 weather books that are being distributed to all western Oregon schools. I was in Junction City on Friday to deliver those books to all of the fifth graders at Oaklea Middle School. … Continue reading »

Mt. Shasta Announces Season Open

MT. SHASTA, Calif. — Mt. Shasta Ski Park has announced their season opening following the recent snow across the area. The park plans to begin operating this upcoming Saturday, Dec. 20 at 8 a.m. Lifts will run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Officials say three lifts will be running and 13 groomed trails will … Continue reading »

Storm Hits Oregon Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — On Thursday morning, the docks at the Port of Newport were full. Boats lined up, as crews came back from sea to avoid a huge storm with hurricane-like winds getting up to 85 miles an hour. Fishermen spent the morning making sure their boats were securely tied to the docks. “It’s been … Continue reading »

Crews Remove Branch in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Winds knocked down more than a few trees around Lane County Thursday. In the afternoon, the winds certainly did a number on one tree. A large branch was dangling in the road on Marcola near 42nd Street. Crews didn’t waste any time removing the branch. Now all that’s left is a chopped … Continue reading »

EWEB Launches New Outage Report System

EUGENE, Ore. — If you experience a power outage, EWEB has just launched an improved service to report them that should should make it easier and faster for customers. All you need to do is call the automated call-in line at 844-484-2300. You can also send a text message. Just send the word “OUT” to … Continue reading »

Heavy Rains Blamed for Sinkhole

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) — A big sinkhole opened up in the middle of a San Francisco intersection Wednesday. The Bay Area was hit with a lot of rain overnight. Officials say it appears a water line may have ruptured, but they aren’t sure yet if that caused the sinkhole. “We have a lot of repairs … Continue reading »

2014 Winter Forecast Special

In case you missed it, here’s the 2014 Winter Forecast Special from the Stormtracker 9 Weather Center.

Ice Causes Power Outages in Blodgett

BLODGETT, Ore. — The classrooms at Blodgett Elementary School sat empty Friday after a storm caused outages all around town. The school’s principal says they lost power around 10:30 a.m. Thursday and let kids out of class shortly after that. The school was left without any running water or heat, and conditions all around the … Continue reading »

Older posts «