FORECAST FOR 1/30/2015 - presented by Valley Immediate Care
Mostly sunny after areas of morning fog or low clouds for the valleys west of the Cascades. Highs will be in the upper 50s for the valleys. 40s to near 50 for the mountains and east of the Cascades. Overnight lows will be in the mid 30s for the valleys, with 20s for the mountains and east of the Cascades.
AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE VALLEYS AND BASINS OF SOUTHERN OREGON THROUGH 1 PM SUNDAY.
The National Weather Service office in Medford, Oregon has issued an air stagnation advisory for the above areas.
Expect very poor air quality. The inversion conditions will persist trapping pollutants at the surface creating unhealthy air conditions. Those with chronic breathing issues like asthma and COPD should avoid contact with outside air. Those with shorter term conditions like colds, or flu may see symptoms worsen with the poor air quality. You should limit outdoor activity.
On and on it goes. This morning looks just like yesterday morning. That means we should expect a similar day in all respects. Look for sunny skies once the fog and low clouds burn off. They will be quickest to do that in the Medford area, but they will also burn off today for Josephine and Douglas Counties too. The weekend looks to be more of the same for what we have seen. I did notice that the air stagnation advisory was pushed out to Sunday now. No surprise to me. I had told you that is where it was headed.
So how do we look for next week? Honestly about the same as yesterday. The biggest change is on Monday as the data now wants to bring rain to the area then. I am not sure yet that we are going to see rain beyond the usual wet spots, the Coast, Douglas County, and the Cascades but this is bearing watching now. The ridge that is in place is going to be very stubborn to displace. It will eventually move to the east of us allowing storms to finally come in. But, I think the systems being seen in the data runs for next week are going to have a really tough time doing anything until we get to the weekend. That is when we will see the arrival of yet another Pineapple Express. Yay for the rain that it will bring.....boo for the fact that snow levels will be high. Once we finally get that ridge out of here, we look to get very stormy. Eventually that activity brings snow back to the mountains. That looks best to happen right around the 10th or so from the look of things this morning.
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Financial Assistance Available in SW Jackson County for Wildfire Abatement Projects
The Oregon Department of Forestry is helping eligible residents in Southern Jackson County, including the Bear Creek and Applegate River valleys, with fire hazard fuel reduction projects. Landowners who live near the areas listed below are encouraged to call (541) 664-3328 to schedule a free/no obligation property assessment. Eligible projects are usually within the 1-5 acre range and are paid at a rate of $500 per acre of work.
In order to qualify for these cost-share grants, a landowner/agent needs to contact ODF to schedule an appointment, agree to the area and project parameters, and complete the work. Once the project is finished and the project area passes final inspection, the landowner/agent will receive a check in the mail. The landowner/agent is responsible for completion of the project, whether they perform the work themselves or hire it out. All projects are paid on a rebate basis and funds will only be awarded after the completion of identified projects.
Grants are available in the following areas:
Wagner Creek Road – Anderson Creek Road
Pioneer Road – Coleman Creek Road – Griffin Creek Road
South Stage Road – Parts of Jacksonville
Sterling Creek Road
West Griffin Creek Road – Poorman Creek Road
Highway 238 from Jacksonville to Provolt
China Gulch Road – Forest Creek Road
Upper Applegate Road from Ruch to Little Applegate Road
Hamilton Road Area
Thompson Creek Road – Humbug Creek Road
If landowners outside of the grant areas are interested in having a free/no obligation property assessment with regard to wildland fire safety, they are also encouraged to call (541) 664-3328.
Firewise - The Oregon Department of Forestry has a small budget available to help rural neighborhoods to become accredited as a Firewise Community. Residents in Jackson County that live near areas of potential wildfire risk and would like to learn more about becoming a Firewise Community are encouraged to call (541) 664-3328 or visit Firewise online.
For more information about the fuel-reduction grant program, and to schedule a free on-site fire risk assessment, call Derick Price at ODF’s Medford office, (541) 664-3328.
4840 Airway Drive
541 - 734 - 2600
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323 E. Main Street
541 - 770 - 9100
Beerworks is a specialty bottle shop and pub that features weekly beer tastings & over 350 beers that can be purchased for home consumption or on premises enjoyment. They have 4 beers on tap as well so you can fill your growlers or have a pint at the store, or even while you shop. They will also offer kegs for sale as well as all the supplies you will need to tap that keg at home or at your function. If you are into beer and like discovering new breweries and varieties. This is heaven for you.
2660 Bullock Road
541 - 621 - 2860
There are choices when it comes to keeping your boat engines in good working order, or to get them repaired. But, the choice for many people is Mike's Marine Service here in Medford. Mike is a certified repair specialist for boat engines. He has many years of experience in working on all kinds of boat engines. Inboards, outboards, and stern drives. From 1 horse to 500 hp, Mike can repair them all. He is certified by Mercury Outboard and Mercruiser, but works on all marine engines. He will do any level of service work you need done. Maintenance like oil changes, tune ups, winterizing, all the way to rebuilds. And again, if you think it is beyond repair, be sure to check with Mike. Mike has the knowledge and expertise to repair your engines and keep them running in top performance. This means you spend more time on the water having fun and less time with your boat in the shop. Mike also has parts and accessories available as well. Mike moved to a new location on Bullock Road near the Airport. You find him across from Lithia Body and Paint. You can also see his shop from Highway 62 as well. You can trust him to do the job, and to do it right. If I damaged a boat motor, or it was not running right, he would be my first call. Make him yours too.
RogueWeather.com is based in Medford, Oregon. The founder, Greg Roberts is the forecaster. Greg has nearly 30 years of weather forecasting experience, specializing in severe weather events. Greg has received training from a variety of sources, including the University of Oklahoma.
Greg volunteers as a Skywarn weather observer for the National Weather Service. This has lead to many hours out in the field storm chasing and getting up close with the storms he loves.
Greg also served as a wildland and municipal fire fighter and EMT. While a fire fighter he earned many certifications including Engine Company Officer and Incident Commander for wildland fires. His weather knowledge was useful on wildland fires he worked in Oregon and Northern California. Greg still consults with various fire departments, and also for private wildland fire fighting companies on fire related matters.
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