Cooler Weather In Time For The Weekend

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Another sizzler today with highs in the mid 90s once again, no records set in Eugene today, but we have now had 29 days of 90+ heat, that’s two away from the record of 31 days set back in 1958. We may have a shot at breaking the … Continue reading »

Cooling Off This Weekend

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Eugene topped out at 96° Tuesday, setting a new record. The previous record was 94° which was set 30 years ago in 1984. This was also the 28th time we’ve been above 90° this summer. Typically we only hit 90° about 15 times, if we see  just 3 more days at … Continue reading »

DFPA Moves Fire Danger Level to Extreme

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger to extreme on its protected lands. The increase in the fire danger level is due to the hot and dry weather conditions, along with the severity of the drought stricken vegetation throughout the county. “With the current conditions, wildfires can easily start … Continue reading »

Hot Weather Continues Wednesday

Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion: Sunny skies will continue through Friday as high pressure is in control of our weather. High temperatures will be back into the mid 90s inland Wednesday and mid 60s along the coast. Thursday and Friday temperatures will be slightly cooler inland and in the mid 80s, while along the coast … Continue reading »

Hot Weather Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It’s another hot afternoon in western Oregon. Temperatures are trending about 4° warmer than yesterday and we should top out at about 95° this afternoon, which would set a new record. The record high temperature for today is 94° which was set 30 years ago. High pressure is over western Oregon. With dry … Continue reading »

Expanding Earthquake Warning System

EUGENE, Ore.– An experimental warning system in a UC Berkeley lab beat the Napa Earthquake by 10 seconds Sunday. It sounded an alarm and counted down to the impending magnitude 6 temblor. It’s the biggest test yet for a promising alert system that is already providing precious seconds of notice before quakes hit in Mexico and … Continue reading »

Summer Sizzle For Tuesday

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   A sizzler today again with highs in the low 90s, which makes 11 days in August and 27 days of 90 or higher since July 1st! Hot high pressure will keep things very hot over the next couple of days with highs in the mid to upper 90s … Continue reading »

Deception Fire Causes Smokey Skies

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – There has been quite a bit of smoke in the valleys this weekend and Monday. It’s all a part of the Deception Complex Fire near Oakridge. “Since July there has been five thunderstorms that have gone through this area. Out of those thunderstorms we have had 92 fires that have been detected,” … Continue reading »

Wrapping up Summer Break with a Hot Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Summer 2014 has been one of the hottest we’ve ever seen in western Oregon. We’ve already seen 10 90+° days this month and we’ll likely see at least 3 more. High pressure is beginning to nudge its way back over western Oregon. With dry air in place, north winds, clear skies … Continue reading »

Medford Father Feels Napa Earthquake

CORDELIA, Calif. — A local father and his son felt the earthquake while they were spending the weekend in Northern California. Medford resident Shane Schmidt and his son are staying in a hotel in Cordelia, California before a trip abroad. Shane says he and his son woke up around 3-15 in the morning to the … Continue reading »

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