Seth Phillips

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Name: Seth Phillips
Date registered: January 28, 2014

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  1. Thunderstorms for Days — July 27, 2014
  2. Back to the Triple Digits — July 26, 2014
  3. Hot Again This Weekend — July 25, 2014
  4. Cooler Air Moving In — July 20, 2014
  5. Fire Danger: “Extreme” — July 19, 2014

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Ask the Meteorologist: The Chetco Effect

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST What is the Chetco Effect, and Why Does it Only Happen in Brookings? If you are a native to Southern Oregon or Northern California, you have probably heard of the Chetco Effect. It is a naturally occurring weather phenomenon that is exclusive to the Brookings Harbor area. It is when warm air … Continue reading »

A Break From the Heat

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 … Continue reading »

Active Weather on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION It was a summer-like day, with temperatures above average, gusty winds, and abundant sunshine.  However, over the next couple of days, the pattern will be changing as a system off-shore drifts near the region.   By Wednesday, the Chetco Effect will be ending for Brookings.  High pressure will weaken as the approaching low and cold front bring a few … Continue reading »

Temperatures Cooling Off a Bit

WEATHER DISCUSSION The dominant ridge of high pressure is finally starting to break down and with this will come a better chance for cloud coverage and cooler temperatures. Over the last few days we’ve been closer to record temperatures than we have been to seasonal averages. Cooler air being sent in behind a weak cold … Continue reading »

Warm and Dry Over the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION 70th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy “D-Day” Sunny skies and warm temperatures are continuing in the region. A dominant ridge of high pressure is parked, just off the coast and promoting cloudless skies. A thermal trough has set itself up over Northern California which is keeping the warmer temperatures overhead. The combination … Continue reading »

Active Weather…But Not What You Think!

WEATHER DISCUSSION Earlier in the week I were talking about entering an inactive weather pattern. Well, depending on how you look at it, we currently have active weather. We’re not getting the rain, hail, snow, and thunderstorms. Instead, we are getting other active scenarios. Temperatures: High pressure has entered the region allowing for the suppression … Continue reading »

Inactive Weather Pattern Begins

WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunny skies and warm temperatures will be the story for now through the long term. The low pressure trough situated over our area has pushed off to our east and now a ridge of high pressure will move in. Winds have shifted out of the north and northeast causing limited moisture to enter … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Anvil Clouds

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What is an Anvil Cloud?” Alexander Lopez – Eagle Point Anvil clouds, also known as “Cumulonimbus Incus” are a very common concurrence when thunderstorms are present. When cumulus clouds start growing and expanding, updrafts in the storm continue pushing the cloud particles into the upper atmosphere. At this point, winds begin to … Continue reading »

Last Bit of T-Storms Before Dry Weather

WEATHER DISCUSSION The trough of low pressure that has been sitting over us for quite some time will begin to move east of us by tomorrow. This, along with shifting winds will stop the disturbances that have been bringing the stormy weather to the region. Winds will begin shifting to a north/northeasterly flow, which limits … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Threat at Maximum

WEATHER FORECAST Official Start of Fire Season for: Lake, Klamath, Josephine and Jackson Counties Today had the worst threat for thunderstorms this week as instability and heat is building up cells of showers in the region. Activity is confined to the Cascades, Basin and Northern California for tonight. As of 7:00pm Monday, over 200 lightning … Continue reading »

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