• Ask the Met: How Computer Models Work

    Ask the Met: How Computer Models Work

    April 17, 2014

    Our viewers always hear us mention the computer models or the weather models. What we don't get to mention is how these computer models generate their own forecast. That's what this week's question is about!

    Spring Showers Today, Improving Friday

    Spring Showers Today, Improving Friday

    April 17, 2014

    A front will push into the Northwest today, bringing spring showers to much of the region by mid to late afternoon. Temperatures will still stay mild, despite the cloud cover moving in throughout the morning. Snow levels will start off high around 9,000' before dropping to 6,500' into this evening.

    Avila Makes Most of Second Chance

    Avila Makes Most of Second Chance

    April 16, 2014

    SOU's Eric Avila leads all NAIA runners in the the 800 and 5,000 meter runs this season. Avila, a senior, is in his third year with the Raiders, after spending a year and a half with Northern Arizona and more than two years out of competitive running.

    Front Bringing Showers for Thursday

    Front Bringing Showers for Thursday

    April 16, 2014

    Clouds are starting to thicken into the area ahead of a strong cold front moving towards the coast. These showers will not last very long but they will bring a small amount of much needed moisture to the area.

    Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

    Grants Pass Will End Jail Bed Rentals

    April 16, 2014

    Since last summer, up to 30 jail beds for those arrested just in the city limits of Grants Pass have been reserved at the Josephine County Jail. Now, as officials prepare for next year's budget, they said that funding won't return.

    Fire Crews Gear up for Wildfire Season

    Fire Crews Gear up for Wildfire Season

    April 16, 2014

    Fire crews across the Rogue Valley are gearing up for another, possibly intense fire season. Fire departments are dusting off their wildland firefighting gear, and the Oregon Department of Forestry already has crews hard at work.

    Grants Pass Man Charged for Sex Abuse

    Grants Pass Man Charged for Sex Abuse

    April 16, 2014

    A 37-year old man from Grants Pass was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) on Tuesday for rape and sexual abuse allegations involving a female who was a minor at the time of the alleged offenses.

    Quiet & Comfortable for Today

    Quiet & Comfortable for Today

    April 16, 2014

    A mostly dry and quiet day is ahead. High clouds will be present across the region but temperatures will have no problem warming up this afternoon. The upper 60's are on the way for West Side Valleys and the low to mid 60's for the East Side.

    Clouds Moving in, Showers to Follow

    Clouds Moving in, Showers to Follow

    April 15, 2014

    This weeks weather pattern is starting to look more impressive as we chug along. Just last weekend is seemed as if we were only going to get cloud coverage but the pesky high pressure has broken down and now the jet stream can usher these storms in a little further south than expected.

    Local Runner Remembers Boston Bombing

    Local Runner Remembers Boston Bombing

    April 15, 2014

    The one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing hit some in southern Oregon harder than others. Justin Rosas was about 100 yards away from the explosion but says he's ready to head back this weekend to run.

    Huddleston Trial Day 5

    Huddleston Trial Day 5

    April 15, 2014

    A Rogue Valley man accused of murdering his wife takes the stand in his own defense during his trial on Tuesday. Borne Huddleston wanted to testify so his side of the story could be heard. He says the state's side of the story is systematic, and he wants people to know the real truth.

    Chocolate Bunny a Hot Easter Commodity

    Chocolate Bunny a Hot Easter Commodity

    April 15, 2014

    Ninety million chocolate Easter bunnies are sold every year come Easter. This makes it the most popular chocolate Easter candy in the nation, according to the National Retail Federation. Local chocolatiers say Easter is one of their busiest holidays, and they are gearing up for a potential busy nex

    Cooler Day on Tap

    Cooler Day on Tap

    April 15, 2014

    Temperatures today will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the last several days with mid to upper 60s for west side valleys and upper 50s and mid 60s for the east side and coast! Winds will pick up again this afternoon with gusty conditions

    Vocal Raiders Keep Opponents Off Balance

    Vocal Raiders Keep Opponents Off Balance

    April 14, 2014

    The Southern Oregon softball team is currently 11-5 in league play and is battling for the Cascade Conference title. On the field, the Raiders don't look nervous at all. NewsWatch 12's Brandon Kamerman shows how the team stays loose and stays loud.

    Jewish Community Increases Security

    Jewish Community Increases Security

    April 14, 2014

    Monday marks the first day of the Jewish holiday Passover. The Chabad Jewish Center hosted its Passover Seder at the Bellview Grange in Ashland, and they took extra precautions.

    Partly Sunny Tuesday

    Partly Sunny Tuesday

    April 14, 2014

    Clouds will increase Tuesday as a storm moves into Washington. Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and back into the mid 50s along the South Coast, mid 60s in the Rogue Valley and Northern California, and low 60s in the Klamath Basin.

    Oregon Trails: State’s Johnny Appleseed

    Oregon Trails: State's Johnny Appleseed

    April 14, 2014

    National Arbor is on April 25th, but several states around the country celebrate on various days this month; this includes Southern Oregon. Oregon designated the second week of April for its Arbor Day celebrations. In honor of the emphasis Arbor Week places on planting and nourishing trees, Oregon T

    Last Warm, Sunny Day

    Last Warm, Sunny Day

    April 14, 2014

    A cold front will skirt to our north overnight tonight and for the most part will bring increasing clouds and wind across the region as we head into the afternoon and evening. Tonight will bring partly cloudy conditions to the region

    Cloudy Week Ahead

    Cloudy Week Ahead

    April 13, 2014

    This week will see a few unimpressive storm systems move in starting on Monday afternoon. Unfortunately clouds will be the big story for these systems. High pressure built in over the area will continue to break down these storms as they move in keeping the majority of precipitation to the north of

    Businesses Impacted by Pear Blossom

    Businesses Impacted by Pear Blossom

    April 13, 2014

    The annual Pear Blossom Festival was a huge success this year, and that success is rubbing off on downtown businesses as well. Some local businesses like Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop on Central Avenue chose to stay open during the parade.