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A Break From the Heat

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WEATHER DISCUSSION

We’ve been keeping an eye on an area of low pressure centered off the coast of Washington.  While high pressure has been in control over the past several days, the center of the ridge will shift towards the east, allowing the low to takes its place.  This next storm will bring temperatures 10 to 20 degrees cooler than what we have been seeing recently.  For some places, like the coast and mountains, a light shower is possible but little accumulation is expected.

The Klamath Basin and Rogue Valley will stay mainly dry, but will still experience the drop in temperatures from the cold front.  For Klamath Falls, Thursday highs will be in the lower 60′s.  Crater Lake will see its coolest day on Friday, with highs only reaching the lower 50′s.  Medford will drop nearly 20 degrees from today’s high, reaching the lower 70′s on Friday.

This next cold front will only provide a brief relief from the heat, as temperatures will be climbing to near average by Father’s Day.  By the beginning of next week, however, highs will be back above average.  As high pressure builds back in behind the cold front, relative humidity will be low and winds will be gusty.  This sets the stage for fire weather warnings.  In conjunction, the fire danger will be upgraded on Monday, June 16th from moderate (blue) to high (yellow).  It’s important to remember that campfires will be allowed only in designated campgrounds and debris burning, including piles and debris burned in barrels, is not permitted.  Click here for more information and restrictions for your area.

Thanks for logging on.  Have a great evening.

Meteorologist Seth Phillips

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Photos Submitted Today:

Herb Kennedy: Dragonfly Weather

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Larry Childers: Clouds Moving in From the West

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