Heavy Snow at Crater Lake

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – After a warm, mild winter, Crater Lake National Park has recorded nearly two feet of snow in recent days, but the seasonal total is still a third of normal. The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports the park usually has 119 inches of snow on the ground as of March … Continue reading »

Wineries Worry About Warm Winter

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The unusually warm winter this season has vintners in the area concerned about the grape crop this year. Farmers say due to the warm weather, grape buds are already starting to break, but they should not be appearing for at least another three weeks. “The problem is the frost season isn’t over yet,” … Continue reading »

California’s Drought Worries Residents

SAN JOAQUIN, Calif. (CNN) — The wells in San Joaquin’s city yard are always pumping, digging far into the earth, supplying this community of 4,000 people with the natural resource they so desperately need. “For the last five years, water has been a dominant issue for us,” said Ruby Dhaliwal, Mayor of San Joaquin. Mayor … Continue reading »

Heat Causes Medical Problems at Marathon

LOS ANGELES (CNN) — The heat was too much for some runners at the LA Marathon Sunday. KABC reports 185 people were treated for injuries, most related to heat. Thirty-six people were taken to hospitals, including a man who had a heart attack. The temperature at the start of the 26-mile race was 71 degrees … Continue reading »

OSU Researchers Study Japanese Dock

NEWPORT, Ore. — Wednesday marks the four-year anniversary of a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, killing nearly 16,000 people. The Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport has a memorial remembering the victims. At the memorial sits part of the Japanese dock that washed ashore on a Newport beach on June 5, 2012, 451 days … Continue reading »

Dry Winter Leads to Early Allergy Season

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been a dry winter in the Willamette Valley, which means allergy season is coming early this year. According to the Oregon Allergy Associates’ tree pollen count, the level Monday is high. Doctors say they aren’t surprised people are already dealing with symptoms. One woman says she has a child who deals … Continue reading »

Record Low Cascade Snow

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — The snow was falling in the Cascades Friday, a rare sight this year. It was a winter wonderland at Willamette Pass, but it’s also a ghost town. Four to eight inches of snow fell in the Cascades, which was the most this year. The Oregon Cascades are a winter enthusiast’s dream … Continue reading »

Warm Start to 2015 in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — 2015 has been anything but normal in Western Oregon when it comes to the weather. One word pretty much sums it up: MILD! Here’s a look at the numbers: Our temperatures have been extremely warm this year. 39 out of the last 50 days had an above average high temperature. We’ve had 6 … Continue reading »

Snow Hurting Small Businesses

NEW LONDON, Conn. (CNN) — The constant snowfall is hurting businesses in New England. Places like one pizzeria in New London, Connecticut is just waiting to reopen, but the snow continues to fall. The owner says the winter weather scared much of her Valentine’s Day crowd away last weekend, and continues to cost her more … Continue reading »

Harrisburg Students Learn About Weather

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Stormtracker 9 Meteorologist Melissa Frey stopped by the second grade classrooms at Harrisburg Elementary where the students are learning all about the fascinating world of weather. While she was there Melissa showed them some of the weather instruments meteorologists use to monitor the weather, like barometers, anemometers, and thermometers. She also gave … Continue reading »

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