Finding Allergy Season Relief

EUGENE, Ore. — It could be weeks until allergy sufferers see some relief as warm stagnant air hovers over the Willamette Valley. But there are ways to help with the itchy, watery eyes, and the sniffles and sneezes. Allergists with the Oregon Allergy Associates say besides using over-the-counter medications, you can use saline nasal sprays … Continue reading »

Start to 2014 Fire Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Southern Oregon is entering a fire season, which some say could be the worst one in the region’s history. Brian Ballou with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) said Monday he expects an active fire season, similar to last year. In fact, the season is starting just one day before last year’s, … Continue reading »

Forecasting From Above

EUGENE, Ore. — Have you ever wondered where weather observations come from? Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn shows where observations are recorded on the ground and in the air.

Wildfire Watch

EUGENE, Ore.– There are only 30 days left until summer officially begins and as we wrap up spring, this roller coaster year leaves us with one main question: Will this summer be as harsh as last year? Meteorologist Melissa Frey dives into the current drought conditions, what effect a dry winter and wet spring might … Continue reading »

Season of Change

EUGENE, Ore. — We spent most of 2013 in what’s nicknames a “La Nada” or neutral pattern. It’s not especially wet or especially dry. But changes in seas surface temperatures and computer modeling indicate a shift to an “El Nino” pattern over the next six months. Oregon Climate Service’s Deputy Director, Kathie Dello, explains what … Continue reading »

Drought Leaves Couple High and Dry

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (CNN) — For nearly two months, an elderly couple in Tulare County, California has had no running water in their home. The couple’s family installed water tanks, which they fill several times a week, but it’s certainly not enough. This is now Carmen Almanza’s daily routine. “It gets dirty, but then it’s … Continue reading »

Testing the Waters

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s been more than three years since a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. After all that time, there are still concerns leaked radiation is washing up on Oregon’s beaches. In March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit a hundred miles off the coast of Japan. It was Japan’s largest quake … Continue reading »

Meteor Shower May 23rd

EUGENE, Ore. – With partly cloudy skies expected Friday night, Oregonians may be able to see the Linear meteor shower. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, the Earth will pass through the debris trail left behind by comet 209P LINEAR. There’s a chance to see 100-400 meteors per hour and possibly even the occasional … Continue reading »

Crews Battle California Wildfires

Escondido, Calif. (CNN) — Ten thousand acres have been scorched by wildfires raging through San Diego County. The smoke is even visible from space. At least one person has been killed. Thousands have been evacuated, fleeing a fire that covers 15 square miles. Many of those who returned home found nothing left. “Those flames were … Continue reading »

Bethel Students Visit Tsunami Wave Lab

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Some Shasta Middle School students got a look Wednesday at how damaging tsunamis can be. They drove to Corvallis to tour the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University to take part in a tsunami structure challenge. Kids built their own structures to see if they would survive simulated tsunamis. They … Continue reading »

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