UPDATE: I-5 South Now Re-Opened To Truck Traffic

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st December Newsroad conditionsweather
ODOT has just announced at 12:14 p.m. that I-5 South has been re-opened to truck traffic. Weather conditions has earlier prompted a request by Caltrans to halt the flow of traffic between Yreka and Redding due to the hazardous weather conditions. Motorists are advised to use caution.

BREAKING NEWS: Truck Traffic Headed Towards California on I-5 Stopped

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st December Newsroad conditionsweather
This notice came in from the Southwest Division of ODT: "Due to severe winter weather in northern California between Yreka and Redding, all commerical trucks are being stopped at Ashland (exit 11). The Jackson County Expo is being opened at Central Point (exit 33) for overflow truck traffic.Read More »

Another Round of Storm Activity Pounds Oregon

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th December Newscoastal newsfloodingstormsweather
Another storm is clobbering the southern and central Oregon coast, with high winds knocking down trees and highway crews clearing them off the roads. Several trees fell across Oregon 18 west of Lincoln City, and one blocked U.S. 101 north of Florence for a time Tuesday morning.Read More »

Storm Goes Easier Than Expected on Southern Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th November Newsstormweather
A storm has rushed through Southern Oregon, dropping less rain than expected on the coast but lingering inland over the Rogue Valley. Only minor flooding occurred in Medford despite a daily record rainfall Thursday of 1.67 inches. The storm dropped about 3 inches of rain in Curry County, less than the 8 inches originally forecast. Officials said there were no significant disruptions in BRead More »

Storm Delivers Heavy Rain Throughout Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th November Newsfloodsstormsweather
A storm today is expected to bring heavy rain to the southern Oregon coast.Read More »

Stormy Weather Headed For Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th November Newsweather
Meteorologists in Medford say a run of windy and rainy weather is headed toward southern Oregon. Expect it to start early Wednesday morning and last through Sunday. The rain could get heavy at times, and snow is expected in the mountains above 4,000 feet. Possible flood warnings are issued for Jackson, Josephine, Siskiyou, Coos, Curry and Douglas counties.Read More »

Storms Wreaking Havoc on Oregon Coastal Roads, Inland Roads Reporting Wet, Bare Pavement

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th November Newsroad conditionsweather
Roads in Oregon were generally open Tuesday in the aftermath of the storm that claimed one life in Oregon. U.S.Read More »

Bundle Up! Cold Weather's Coming

By Jim McCoy Mon 5th November Newsweather
Forecasters are expecting a large cold front to move into southern Oregon Wednesday night. Snow levels will drop to around 3,000 feet, and day time temperatures are forecasted for the mid-40s. Roads at the higher elevations are the most likely to be affected: Siskiyou Pass on Interstate 5, Highway 140, and roads near Diamond Lake.

Snow At Crater Lake

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd October NewsCrater Lakeweather
Early snow at Crater Lake has closed Rim Drive and the North Entrance to the park. Park superintendent Craig Ackerman says as of Tuesday morning about 16 inches of snow have fallen since the storm blew in Sunday.Read More »

Southern Oregon Closing In On Weather Record

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th July Newsweather

While the rest of the United States is sweltering, southern Oregon is closing in on a record of consecutive days without the mercury recording a 100 degree temperature. A look at the local forecast calls for temperatures to remain in the upper 80s to around 90 through Thursday of next week.Read More »


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