Summer Weather Returns This Weekend

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   The weekend is looking to get back to a summery feel as the low moves east and high pressure starts to re-assert itself in the Northwest. Friday started off cloudy but already by lunchtime, clouds have been breaking up and we’ll be back to a mostly sunny afternoon. … Continue reading »

Sunny and Warmer this Weekend

Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion: Sunny skies will return to end the workweek and start the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival. High temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 80s this week, even near 90 degrees by Sunday. Mostly sunny skies will continue through next week. Temperatures will slowly cool down back to mid … Continue reading »

Weather Settles Down This Weekend

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Thursday should stay mostly cloudy at times with showers on and off mainly at the coast this morning, and then shifting inland in the afternoon as the wrap around moisture moves in off the ocean. For us that’ll mean some scattered showers and if we clear up some in the … Continue reading »

Crews Monitor Fires Caused by Lightning

DEXTER, Ore. — Fire crews say with the weather calming down, the fire danger isn’t as severe. But, we’re not out of the woods just yet. The Willamette National Forest and Springfield Oregon Department of Forestry offices watching more than 80 fires. And while most have been lined and contained, that doesn’t mean they’re all … Continue reading »

Structural Protection in Place for Homes

Near SHADY COVE, Ore. — The State Fire Marshall’s Office and local fire districts are working together to protect about 135 threatened structures in the evacuation zone of the Rogue River Drive Fire. The area is roughly a six mile stretch of Rogue River Drive. Units are doing house visits today, meeting face to face … Continue reading »

Cool Showery Weather Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It’s not often that you see a week in western Oregon with a high over 100° one day barely in the 80s the next and struggling to hit the 70s two days later. That is the case though for this week. We got hit with two separate areas of low … Continue reading »

ODF Slammed with Tracking Storms

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An unusually hot and dry summer is putting the heat on fire crews. The Oregon Department of Forestry is working around the clock to monitor fires ignited by lightning. They say they’ve even called in help from other districts to aid in tracking efforts. A Red Flag Warning was issued through Tuesday … Continue reading »

Cool Showers On The Way

A low pressure system is moving onshore Tuesday night and will spread cool showers and the threat of thunderstorms across Western Oregon Wednesday. This low will help feed the instability that has been in the area for the last couple of days. High temperatures will only reach into the 70′s inland and 60′s along the … Continue reading »

Dexter Fire Fully Lined

DEXTER, Ore. — Lightning has ignited 51 new wildfires in Oregon, and storms are forecast to continue through Wednesday. The new fires are burning across 11 square miles. The two biggest are in eastern Oregon. Closer to home, crews are now mopping up the Dexter fire. Staff say most of the fires started Sunday night … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes Medford Neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. — Neighbors in a Medford cul-de-sac are still shaken after lightning hit a tree, sparking a fire at the end of their street. Monday’s thunderstorms generated at least 80 lightning strikes in Jackson County. Neighbors on Sandberg Court said they felt the normal rumbles of thunder after work Monday at around 5 p.m. But … Continue reading »

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