The stalled cold front is now picking up speed and sending in a decent amount of Pacific moisture to the region. The last 24 hours came with a large amount of rainfall at the coast allowing for a 24hr rainfall recording of 3.97" in Port Orford.
As meteorologists, when we talk about long term forecasting, we look at global changes in the weather pattern. While there are several different types of these teleconnections, or oscillations, the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is one of the most influential for North America.
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.