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.'
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.
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.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners declared a local state of emergency at its meeting Wednesday morning in response to a series of snowstorms this week.
Low-lying areas of Douglas County may be in for at least another few inches of snow through Wednesday morning, according to Brett Lutz, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Medford.
More than 31,000 customers are without power across Douglas County, according to Pacific Power, as heavy snow fell Sunday night and Monday morning.
A flood watch for Douglas County was issued by the National Weather Service for from 4 a.m. on Sunday until 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
A “powerful” pacific storm that began drenching the West Coast on Wednesday is expected to include rain for Douglas County through Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
After a pleasant start to summer in the Umpqua Valley, it’s finally going to heat up, with daytime highs reaching near triple digits later this week.
Overnight snowfall covered the Umpqua Valley on Thursday morning, bringing school closures, fender benders, downed power lines and some much-needed snow in the higher elevations of Douglas County.