Severe Wx Awareness Week: Watch & Warn

EUGENE, Ore. – The National Weather Service forecasters and KEZI 9 News meteorologist know when conditions are favorable for severe weather to develop. The NWS will issues Outlooks, Watches and/or Warnings when favorable conditions for severe weather is expected or occurring. KEZI 9 News meteorologists work to get the information to its viewers through on-air … Continue reading »

Severe Wx Awareness Week: T-Storms

EUGENE, Ore. — Severe Weather Awareness week continues Wednesday with a focus on strong winds, hail and lightning. Strong winds, large hail and lightning are three threatening weather phenomena that can be found in thunderstorms. Straight line winds are caused as cool air sinks rapidly inside a thunderstorm, hits the ground and spreads out from … Continue reading »

Severe Wx Awareness Week: Wildland Fires

EUGENE, Ore. – The National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Awareness week continues Thursday with a focus on wildland fires. The threat of wildfires in Oregon rises significantly in the middle of June, peaks in early July and remains high through early September. Most wildfires are ignited by lightning. Dry thunderstorms can produce lightning and gusty … Continue reading »