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 »

Warm Weather Affects Local Orchards

HARRISBURG, Ore. — All this unseasonably warm weather is causing trees at orchards to blossom early. Buds on peach trees are already opening up, which could mean fruit on the trees weeks early. But Greig Detering, owner of Detering Orchards, says it’s a bit concerning for the trees to blossom this early because they could … Continue reading »

Lightning Causes Monroe House Fire

MONROE, Ore. — Fire crews say two pets were killed in a house fire in Monroe over the weekend. Firefighters responded to the 27000 block of Bundy Road around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. They say smoke and flames were coming out of the home when they arrived. Luckily, no one was home at the time. Investigators … Continue reading »

Crews Repairing Lebanon Power Lines

LEBANON, Ore. — Pacific Power crews continue to remove and repair 12 power line poles that fell Monday due to heavy winds. It happened on Highway 34, about a mile west of Lebanon. Pacific Power says it will take crews several days to repair the poles. “We need to go in with specialized equipment. We’ll … Continue reading »

Power Lines Fall on Highway 34

LEBANON, Ore. —  Part of Highway 34 remains closed near Lebanon, as crews continue to repair power lines that fell onto the road Monday morning. The highway will be restricted to a single lane of traffic in each direction about a mile west of Lebanon for at least the next two days. The Oregon Department … Continue reading »

Flooding Rages as Storm Moves Through

MEDFORD, Ore. — Crews are having a busy Friday morning as active weather is causing flooding and downed trees in Southern Oregon. Ashland Fire and Rescue are responding to a downed tree on Tolman Creek Road. The large tree has fallen on a vehicle on the property. The National Weather Service has issued a flood … Continue reading »

Snow Hammers Boston, Plows Clear Streets

BOSTON (CNN) — Snowfall in Boston is already at record-setting levels. And it was still coming down well into Monday evening, with 10 inches already on the ground. Forecasters are predicting a foot of new snow by Tuesday. There’s already over 34 inches on the ground, which is a new seven-day record. As people dig … Continue reading »

Northeast Recovers from Winter Storm

BOSTON (CNN) — Twenty-four hours and up to 30 inches of snow later, things still aren’t back to normal in most of the Northeast. “Unless there’s a pressing reason to go out, this is a regroup day, and we’ll be ready to rock tomorrow,” said Juliette Kayyem, National Security Analyst. In Boston, the mayor is … Continue reading »

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