A Record Breaking Dry

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January ends as  one of the driest on record! Klamath Falls and North Bend saw their 4th driest January, while Roseburg experienced their 6th driest. Last year, Medford saw the ninth driest January, but saw it’s 7th driest this year!

A cut-off upper level low off the coast is still on track to move south, however when it comes to cut-off lows they seem to follow their on track and can change from day to day. Keeping this in mind I’m keeping a slight chance for showers along the coastal areas and light snow showers in the upper elevations late Saturday into early Sunday. Snow levels are on the rise from 2000′-3000′ but  expect minimal travel impacts. So far this week, Mount Ashland has recorded 3″ of snow!

After the low moves out of the area there will be slight clearing in clouds. Another upper level disturbance will slip southward from Vancouver Island Sunday night into Monday. There will not be a large amount of moisture associated with this system; but valley areas should expect light precipitation, and the mountains will get snow as snow levels will be quite low down to 1,500 to 2,000 feet. Most snow would fall along and north of Highway 140 including Diamond Lake and Crater Lake. The rest of the week is looking much cooler as Arctic air will be filtering into the area. Expect cooler overnight lows and little to no precipitation.

Thanks for logging on and have a great weekend!

Megan Parry

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