FORECAST FOR 10/30/2014
Areas of fog and low clouds this morning, becoming mostly cloudy later. Snow levels near 9000 feet. Highs will be in the upper 60s for the valleys with 50s to near 60 for the mountains and east of the Cascades. Overnight, rain developing. Lows will be in the low 50s for the valleys, and in the 40s for the mountains and east of the Cascades.
WEATHER SUMMARY DISCUSSION:
There is something of a pause here in wet weather today, but the rain will return overnight into Friday morning. A good looking system is on it's way in that will deliver significant rain across the region. And, the rainfall looks to be pretty uniform. We are expecting to see 1- 2 inches for the Coast, the Coast Range, and the Cascades, and then a quarter inch to an inch elsewhere including the valleys of Southwest Oregon. On Friday / Halloween, the steady rain tapers off and things become showery. They will also become unstable as the cold air arrives. This means that thunderstorms are possible for Friday afternoon and evening and this will impact trick or treating. We will be seeing just plain old showers too, and things could be a bit windy. Not sounding like a lot of fun for the kids going out.
Snow levels are going to fall in the mountains. Today they are up around 9000 feet. But, Friday afternoon they begin to drop to around 5000 feet, and then will drop to 4000 feet by Saturday morning. There will be accumulations of around 1 - 3 inches generally speaking. There could be more for some locations like Crater Lake. There is going to be enough snow to cause driving impacts with snow and ice on the roads. If you have travel plans for the Cascades this weekend, you will encounter winter driving conditions. Still looking to see if snow levels will reach the summit of the Siskiyou Pass on I 5. It is possible that they will.
We will see a break develop as a ridge builds in on Sunday. This will give us partly cloudy skies with just a slight chance for a light shower or sprinkle through Tuesday. On Tuesday a weak system that might produce a little light rain or showers will pass through. This one may also do nothing more than produce clouds. It is later in the week that a significant storm will arrive packing wind, rain, and mountain snow. The timing of the arrival of that storm keeps changing with Thursday looking like the day now.
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ODF MEDIA RELEASE 10/15/14
FIRE SEASON ENDS ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
Fire season has ended on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in southwest Oregon. Rainfall of at least one-half inch was recorded in many parts of the district, which includes state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties.
Fire season started June 2 and lasted 136 days.
The termination of fire season removes fire prevention regulations on equipment use and the use of fire for debris burning. This applies to the public and to industrial operations on forestlands. However, many structural fire protection districts require permits for debris burning, and both Jackson and Josephine counties have telephone numbers to call to find out whether air quality conditions allow burning. The numbers to call are:
• Josephine County: (541) 476-9663
• Jackson County: (541) 776-7007
More than 280 fires burned 9,559 acres on forestlands protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon District. There are 1.8 million acres of forestland within the district’s protection boundary in Jackson and Josephine counties.
The largest blaze on the district was the Oregon Gulch Fire, which burned 35,129 acres of forestland in Jackson and Klamath counties, and Northern California. The Jackson County portion of the fire burned 8,306 acres, approximately 14 miles southeast of Ashland. The Oregon Gulch Fire was reported July 30 and was one fire in a complex of 23 other lightning-caused fires scattered around Jackson County.
Lightning started 98 fires on the district and burned 9,071 acres. The thunderstorms hit July 11, July 22, July 29-30, August 11 and August 18.The Salt Creek Fire, which also started July 30, burned 155 acres of forestland approximately 8 miles west of Shady Cove.
The earliest fire on the district this year was the 143-acre Alder Creek Fire, which started January 23 during a period of unusual dryness and strong east winds. A fire that had been set to burn slash escaped control and started the Alder Creek Fire.
The 2014 fire season was similar to the summer of 2013, during which 348 fires burned 43,078 acres on lands protected by the Southwest Oregon District. Lightning-caused fires that year burned more than 42,000 acres.
For more information about the Oregon Department of Forestry’s fire season regulations, contact the unit office in your area:
• Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point. Phone: (541) 664-3328
• Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Drive, Grants Pass. Phone: (541) 474-3152
Southwest Oregon District fire precaution level information is also posted online at www.swofire.com.
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The reviews are in.....and people are RAVING about Little Shop of Bagels in Ashland! Just check out Yelp, or any other source for reviews. 5 stars across the board for them. And it is no wonder. The owner Francesca and her staff do everything with love. They take pride in using the best ingredients, and their bagels have ALWAYS been made with organic flour. The Little Shop of Bagels offers breakfast, brunch, or lunch in a casual, art filled cafe with plenty of seating for one or a group.
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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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