FORECAST FOR 1/31/2015 - presented by Valley Immediate Care
Mostly sunny after areas of morning fog or low clouds for the valleys west of the Cascades. Low clouds may persist today in Josephine and Douglas Counties. Highs will be in the mid to 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.
Yet another day of fog and sun in the forecasts. Yesterday the fog morphed into low clouds that never did burn off in parts of Josephine and Douglas Counties. Grants Pass stayed socked in all day. Roseburg got brief flirtations of sunshine. Today is looking very similar in all respects so think the same thing is going to happen. Thank god there is a change in the pattern coming. This day after day of the same old same old gets really boring. This is truly the pattern we get in the summer which produces what I call vanilla forecasts. Hate that it is happening now.
But, it looks to all be over starting tomorrow. The data says we will have a weak system come in that will bring in clouds and a chance for some rain. Those chances will be highest at the coast, in Douglas County, and for the Cascades. The odds for rain increase in those areas on Monday, and all also bump up to at least the slight chance category elsewhere. The other thing that happens is the movement of the ridge to the east, and the inversion breaks down finally. Tuesday will still see a chance for rain across the area. We will see a break Wednesday and Thursday. But, on Thursday night we will see the resumption of stormy weather as it looks like we will indeed see a record 5th Pineapple Express of the wet season come in. This will be bringing a lot of rain and wind with it. Look for the rain and wind to persist through next weekend. No, there is no snow expected with this series of storms except above 8000 feet. Basically Mt. McLoughlin and Mt. Shasta for our area. It looks like mid week the week of the 9th before we are going to see colder air arrive which should pull the snow levels down low enough to be a benefit to Mt. Ashland.
Unless something VERY unexpected happens, Medford is going to finish January 1.19 inches below normal for rainfall. 1.24 inches of rain would be great in another month that starts with "J". Yes, 1.25 inches of rain would be awesome indeed in JULY. Still, this is a big improvement over last January when only .58 inches of rain fell in Medford. At this point........you have to go looking for good news where you can find it.
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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
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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.
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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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