While there were no reported sightings of a bearded man building a large boat, moderate to heavy rain over the past week helped the Umpqua Basin get a head start on the 2021-22 water year.
Wells continue to struggle to pull water from underground water sources. Rivers and streams in the Umpqua Basin have gotten so low one could nearly walk across them.
In February, the Roseburg Regional Airport measured 3.62 inches of rain. The six-plus months since have brought just 3.59 inches.
Roseburg is under an excessive heat warning from 11 a.m. Thursday until 11 p.m. Friday, with temperatures expected to hit around 100 degrees on both days, before dripping to the low 90s on Saturday and Sunday. The temperature hit 96 degrees on Wednesday.
The Roseburg Senior Center will open its doors as a cooling center this weekend ahead of the excessive heat warning.
Isolated, and at times, heavy showers dropped .16 of an inch of rain in the Umpqua Basin Wednesday, the first notable rainfall in central Douglas County has seen since May 1.
Warm days, especially with temperatures hovering in the lower 80s this weekend, can lead to plenty of recreational temptation, especially on the water.
The weather forecast for Feb. 24, 2019, called for heavy overnight rain and a possibility of flooding in low lying areas.
A winter weather advisory remains in place from The National Weather Service for lower elevation snow on Sunday morning.
DIAMOND LAKE — The mountains in eastern Douglas County turned into a winter wonderland this December, which brought hundreds of visitors to Diamond Lake last weekend.
Every few years, a weather pattern known as “La Nina” develops in the Pacific Ocean, pushing warmer water west toward southeast Asia and bringing colder water to the surface in the Americas.
The first major rain and snow event of the fall was expected to hit western Oregon beginning Thursday.
It may be September and schools are starting up again, but with hot weather in the forecast for the next few weeks, it’s important that people know their limits.
A series of storms hitting Douglas County through Wednesday is expected to keep bringing lots of rain to the valleys and snow to higher elevations.
The “atmospheric river” meteorologists are calling for to affect the Pacific Northwest this week isn’t expected to dampen travel plans throughout Douglas County, a National Weather Service official said Tuesday afternoon.
The “bomb cyclone” lived up to its hype, bringing high winds and widespread snow to Southern Oregon and Northern California — even packing enough punch to reach into parts of Douglas County.
Update at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday: While southern Oregon is absorbing the brunt of Tuesday's winter storm, Douglas County has not been immune from the predicted 'bomb cyclone.'
The unusually cold weather in late October is bringing record low temperatures this week.
Here we were this past February, minding our own business amid a typically rainy climate here in Douglas County.
An excessive heat warning and a heat advisory will be in effect throughout Central Douglas County from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday night.
Douglas County was hit by record temperatures on Thursday, with the mercury getting to 91 degrees in Roseburg. But National Weather Service meteorologists say it will cool down considerably early next week, and the area could be in for some rain by the middle of the week.
President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration Thursday for February storm damage in Oregon.
After the biggest snowstorm in decades hit Douglas County this week, the one upside may be drought relief.
Power is slowly starting to come back to thousands of Douglas County residents, many who have been without power for nearly a week after the biggest snowstorm in decades decimated the county’s power infrastructure.