A weak front is going to move through the Northwest today. This will bring light rain to the coast this afternoon and spotty showers to inland locations. This front will lack upper level support and will struggle to bring measurable rainfall to the ground inland.
Fire season ended on Wednesday for 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 forest lands.
Long-range forecasting, like seasonal forecasting, meteorologists no longer look at weather models like we do for the day-to-day forecast, we look at teleconnections. Two of the best known teleconnections are El Niño and La Niña.
Dozens of people in Tigard had to take a detour to work yesterday, after a massive tree came crashing down. Neighbors say the giant oak was pushed down by the winds. They also say on the way down, it took out power lines in the area and crushed a handful of cars.
Over the last four weeks, NewsWatch 12's Coats for Kids Campaign has collected thousands of coats for local kids in need. The donated coats were collected, cleaned, sorted, and bundled. On Friday, the first rounds of coats headed out to schools.
Several volunteers from Windermere and other organizations sorted the first coats for the Coats for Kids Campaign.
Over the last month, Newswatch 12 has collected thousands of new and gently used kids coats that have been washed, and are ready to head out to the kids.