Kate McKenna

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Name: Kate McKenna
Date registered: June 9, 2014

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  1. Fog & Sunshine, then Changes Come Sunday — January 30, 2015
  2. A Nice End to the Work Week on the Way — January 29, 2015
  3. Ask the Meteorologist: Rain Behavior — January 28, 2015
  4. Mild Temperatures & Dense Morning Fog — January 28, 2015
  5. Morning Fog & a Stray Shower Wednesday — January 27, 2015

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Fog & Sunshine, then Changes Come Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have seen a stagnant weather pattern for quite some time.  Due to high pressure, we have seen mild temperatures, morning fog, and very little in the way of rainfall for at least a week or so.  That will finally be changing by Sunday and into Monday, marking the beginning of a fairly active pattern. … Continue reading »

A Nice End to the Work Week on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to strengthen on Friday, meaning mostly sunny skies prevail, aside from the morning fog in the valleys.  High temperatures will be back above average, reaching the upper 50’s and lower 60’s in some locations. We have been mentioning the rain chances that are in the forecast for the end of … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Rain Behavior

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why does it rain on one side of the street but not the other?” Laura, White City This is a question we may ask ourselves when we are in desperate need of rainfall.  Our neighbor across the street tells us he got two tenths of an inch, but our rain gauge has … Continue reading »

Mild Temperatures & Dense Morning Fog

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday began very much like Monday and Tuesday, with dense fog in our valleys and cool temperatures.  By the afternoon hours, however, temperatures were not quite as warm as days past, but still above average.  Klamath Falls came very close to setting a record, hitting 55 degrees – one degree shy of the … Continue reading »

Morning Fog & a Stray Shower Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday brought another round of dense fog to the valleys, and for some locations in Josephine County, that fog never lifted.  However, Medford did see a fog-free afternoon, but highs clouds and haze obscured any sunshine we may have seen.  We also saw a few spotty showers pop up on the radar, but they … Continue reading »

Rain Chances Remain Few and Far Between

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the title states, rain chances (and snow chances, for that matter) will be scarce this week.  A few sprinkles are possible Tuesday into Wednesday in association with a weak cold front, but most locations will remain dry and those that do see the raindrops won’t receive anything measurable.  There will be another … Continue reading »

All Set For a Mild Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Some afternoon sunshine helped warm temperatures to about five to ten degrees above average across the region.  This warming trend lasts through the weekend and start of next week, with highs flirting with record values by Sunday and Monday.  High pressure is still in control, and that will not be changing any time … Continue reading »

A Few Clouds & Mild Temps End the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday morning brought very patchy fog to the region, and by the afternoon, a little bit of sunshine warmed helped warm us up.  Brookings hit a high of 63, and similar temperatures are in the forecast not just for Friday, but throughout the weekend along the coast.  Even the high terrain and basin … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Lightning Colors

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What color is lightning?” Ardin, Jewett Elementary When we draw lightning as children, we usually color it as yellow, but lightning actually emits a white light.  It’s very similar to the sun because of its intense heat. The color of lightning can differ, however, based on what is present in the atmosphere … Continue reading »

Foggy & Mostly Cloudy For Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday morning brought another round of dense fog through the valleys, but by around lunchtime, the fog lifted in most locations.  That didn’t mean that temperatures warmed up, however.  Afternoon highs were still below average for many places in west side valleys due to the high clouds that moved in by the afternoon. … Continue reading »

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