Rain is on the Way!

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Today is the first day in while where it actually looks like fall is just around the corner. Clouds have rolled in across much of the state and Stormtracker 9 Lave Radar is even picking up scattered showers, although most of this is still evaporating before it reaches the ground. … Continue reading »

Summer Not Ready To Pack It In

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Nice to see some changes coming over the next couple of days in the forecast with cooler, more humid air heading in with some actual showers by Thursday. A huge help for fire crews and the air quality in the valley. Tomorrow we’ll see some activity offshore close … Continue reading »

Donations Sought for People in Weed

WEED, Calif. — United Way of Jackson County has opened an account at U.S. Bank for the long-term healing of the communities affected by the Boles Fire burning in Weed, California. United Way said, “Weed and its surrounding communities have experienced devastation. These donations will be used to help them rebuild.” Any donations made to … Continue reading »

Could We See 90° Again in 2014?

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: I always say, never say never, but eventually the likelihood of us reaching 90° becomes near impossible, especially in the final 3 months of the year. The latest we’ve ever hit 90° in Eugene is October 5th. That happened in 1980. The average last 90° day is September 10th, which … Continue reading »

3 Injuries Reported in Boles Fire

WEED, Ca. — CAL Fire is reporting Tuesday morning that the Boles Fire is 375 acres and 20 percent contained. Over 100 structures have been damaged or destroyed. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said that as of Tuesday morning 95 people were utilizing the Red Cross shelters at the local high schools. CAL Fire reported three … Continue reading »

100 Homes Damaged or Destoyed in Weed

WEED, Calif. – At least 100 homes have been damaged or completely destroyed so far because of the fire burning in Weed on Monday.  Several other structures are also destroyed. This includes at least one church and other large buildings. The fire began around 2:15 p.m. as a vegetation fire in the Boles Creek area … Continue reading »

Finally Cooling Off

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Smoky skies all across the central and southern valley today as two separate fire complexes have smoke drifting into the region. Air quality has been reduced to moderate and even unhealthy for sensitive groups around Corvallis and Salem. But changes are coming that will not only help the … Continue reading »

Heat Hustles Harvest

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — This hot weather is having an impact on area farms and their produce production. It’s mid September and with temperatures still in the 90s, the fruits and vegetables in the area are feeling the heat. We’ve broken the record in Eugene for the number of days at or above 90 degrees … Continue reading »

Crews Contain Fire in Douglas County

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Firefighters contained the two-acre Warm Springs Butte Fire Sunday night about five miles north of Lemolo Lake, near the Diamond Drive route. The fire started on Saturday, and crews worked all through the night to build a containment line around the fire. Under public-use restrictions, open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal … Continue reading »

Chance for Rain this Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Now that there are only 7 days left in summer, this final 7-day forecast is actually looking like fall is just around the corner. Today however will look very much like summer. High pressure is still in control and we’re headed back to the 90s again today. This will be … Continue reading »

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