December 1, 2023

Ashland emergency weather shelter opens Saturday, then Monday through Thursday nights

The city of Ashland has announced an emergency weather shelter will be available at 48 5th St. Bob Palermini photo/
February 10, 2023

Below-freezing temperatures expected, chance of snow on Tuesday

By Bert Etling,

An emergency shelter will open at 5 p.m. Saturday night and Monday through Thursday nights due to forecast below-freezing temperatures, the city of Ashland has announced. The shelter closes each morning — Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday — at 9 a.m. The shelter will not be open Sunday night.

Lows Saturday through Thursday nights are forecast to be 30, 33, 27, 21, 25 and 28 degrees respectively, according to the National Weather Service forecast as of Friday evening, Feb. 10. Highs Saturday through Friday are forecast to be 48, 58, 44, 37, 42, 46 and 46. Showers are expected Saturday, with a sunny day Sunday, a chance of rain on Monday, a chance of snow on Tuesday, a mostly sunny Wednesday, partly sunny Thursday and chance of snow again on Friday.

Doors close for the night at 9 p.m., with lights out 10 p.m. This is a no-frills shelter, which means individuals should plan on providing their own bedding. Well-behaved pets are welcome. The shelter is at 48 5th St.

For additional information or if you are interested in volunteering at the shelter, contact community volunteer Avram Sacks of Options for Helping Residents of Ashland (OHRA) at 541-220-7307 or 541-631-2235.

Source: city of Ashland news release, National Weather Service. Email Executive Editor Bert Etling at or call or text him at 541-631-1313.

Bert Etling

Bert Etling

Bert Etling is the executive editor of Email him at

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