Cool & Clear Tonight, Sunny Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds have shifted behind the passage of the cold front Monday.  That has pushed the majority of the smoke back into southern and western Siskiyou County, which means air quality in locations like Etna and Fort Jones is still diminished.  Elsewhere, however, conditions have improved substantially, mainly across southern Oregon.  This break from the smoke … Continue reading »

Briefly Cooler & a Break From the Smoke

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thick smoke enveloped most of the area throughout the weekend, and today was no different.  Fortunately, there has been a change in the wind.  A cold front passed through the area Monday evening, which created gusty winds and tried to pop up a few showers and storms with little success.  Tuesday will bring cooler … Continue reading »

Smoke Travels South as Winds Shift

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Smoke continues to blanket West Side Valleys this morning. Fortunately, winds will be shifting today ..allowing that smoke to make its way south over the next 24 hours. By this afternoon WNW winds will bring smoke into Southern Klamath and Lake Counties and most of Northern California. Readings will likely be poor … Continue reading »

Smoke Changes Direction

WEATHER DISCUSSION After two days of smoke in Southern Oregon, clearing is on the horizon. A weak center of low pressure, sitting off the coast of California, has been the culprit for the all-of-a-sudden change in winds. Counter-clockwise flow around the low was responsible for pulling smoke from the Happy Camp and July Complexes northward … Continue reading »

Air Quality Good, For Now

WEATHER DISCUSSION Light winds out of the southeast kept smoke in Josephine and Curry Counties overnight. The Rogue Valley, the Cascades and the Basin will all see smoke, but not until the winds move out of the south. Current models have both upper level and surface winds out of the south at about 11 a.m. … Continue reading »

Much Warmer This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Fall is almost here but Summer will try to give us another punch before it’s done. High pressure moved into the region allowing for a thermal trough situation to set up.  The trough sat at the coast yesterday, which kept winds flowing offshore and warmed up the coast significantly. Brookings hit 94 degrees … Continue reading »

Summer Heat Returns into Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The fire weather warnings across our forecast area have been extended through 11pm Friday night. This warning is still for the northeasterly winds in place and thus, very dry air. Winds will stay breezy this afternoon with average winds between 10 & 20mph. Because winds are easterly, smoke is traveling west into … Continue reading »

Clear, but Warming Up Into the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Dominant region of high pressure over the Pacific creating clear conditions across the region. This feature, along with the thermal trough that has formed at the coast is allowing for temperatures to rise quite a bit. Thursday, temperatures were up an average of 5-10 degrees from just 24-hours ago. The extreme being Brookings. … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Concerns Ongoing Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds remain out of the northeast this morning, keeping temperatures mild in Brookings and above the 70 degree mark. Inland, the clear skies are allowing temperatures to drop into the 40′s and 50′s. Aside from the fire weather concerns, it will again be a quiet day with temperatures trending warmer than Thursday … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Concerns Continue Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front passed through the area Tuesday night, dropping temperatures and humidity and increasing winds.  With gusty winds still in the forecast Thursday, the fire weather warning continues.  It is already in effect for a large portion of southern Oregon and northern California and will expire at 10 PM Thursday. Although temperatures … Continue reading »

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