Kate McKenna

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Name: Kate McKenna
Date registered: June 9, 2014

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  1. Wednesday’s Child, Hayes-Renick Family — November 19, 2014
  2. Another Weak System Moves In Thursday — November 19, 2014
  3. Ask the Meteorologist: Water Colors — November 19, 2014
  4. Wednesday Starts An Active Pattern — November 18, 2014
  5. Don’t Put Away the Parkas Yet — November 17, 2014

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Wednesday’s Child, Hayes-Renick Family

MEDFORD, Ore.– Everywhere you look in the Hayes-Renick house, there are the reminders that children are around. Pictures on the wall and boots on the ground. They need a lot of boots. There are eight kids, in a family that came that together in an unexpected way. When Jake Hayes and Angie Renick-Hayes decided to … Continue reading »

Another Weak System Moves In Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday was showery and breezy, but we will start to see a bit of a lull in the rainfall activity tonight.   We are still in midst of a fairly wet time frame, as showers (or snow for higher elevations) are in the forecast every day throughout the extended period.  The next system won’t … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Water Colors

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Aren’t clouds supposed to be blue because they have lots of water in them?” Anshuman Singh, Bellview Elementary in Ashland Anshuman is referring to the ocean, and why the ocean, which is made up of water, is blue.  Well, clouds are made of water too, but they are white.  So what is … Continue reading »

Wednesday Starts An Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday morning was almost Groundhog Day when it came to the frigid temperatures.  We started the day only one or two degrees warmer than Monday, meaning morning lows were once again about ten degrees below average.  Temperatures will be cold again tonight, but more seasonable. These “not as cold” temperatures will be due … Continue reading »

Don’t Put Away the Parkas Yet

WEATHER DISCUSSION Well, we knew it was coming, but that didn’t make it any more comfortable this morning when we awoke to temperatures nearly fifteen degrees below average.  It was cold in the Valley and along the coast, but the Basin saw the truly frigid temperatures.  Lows in Lakeview dropped to nine degrees this morning.  … Continue reading »

Cool Afternoon, Chilly By Saturday Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION While we were initially expecting scattered showers on Friday, most of the rainfall stayed to our north in Douglas County.  Some locations saw up to three inches of rain in 24 hours.  In the Cascades, Crater Lake received an additional three inches of snow, raising the snow depth on the rim to abut … Continue reading »

Showers Stick Around For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday night and morning, the Klamath Basin saw it’s first snowfall of the season! Crater Lake received about five inches of fresh snow.  Chemult saw right around three inches.  Even in Klamath Falls, viewers reported about an inch of snowfall.  By the afternoon, temperatures rose above freezing, and Klamath Falls even made it … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Tornado Size

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How big can a tornado get?  How can you tell a tornado is on its way?” Kristapher Kinzel, Medford Pretty big! The largest tornado on record touched down on May 31, 2013 just south of El Reno, Oklahoma.  At its widest, the base of the tornado measured 2.6 miles across.  To put that … Continue reading »

Rain & Winter Weather On The Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Just offshore sits the next storm system.  We have been seeing increasing cloud cover Wednesday afternoon and evening, and later tonight, we will see rain showers moving inland.  Previously, a winter storm watch was in effect for northern Klamath and Lake Counties.  That has since been upgraded to a winter storm warning.  Also, … Continue reading »

Cold Tonight, Then Rain Arrives Wed. Eve

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a few quiet days, we are on the cusp of a very active pattern.  We are watching the next storm system that will be moving through by Wednesday afternoon and evening, but in the meantime, we will see another mostly clear and cold night.  A  freeze warning goes into effect just after … Continue reading »

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