Summer Hangs On Tightly This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION With high pressure in control for the next couple of days, highs Saturday are going to be well above average.  For some locations, afternoon temperatures will reach near record values.  In Medford, the record high for September 20th is 98 degrees, and the forecast high is only one degree shy of that. That’s … Continue reading »

Summer-Like Before the Start of Fall

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The cooler weather from Thursday didn’t last long. High pressure will slide in today, as a “rex block” sits over the West. This pattern in the jet stream brings offshore winds to the coast, enhancing the Chetco Effect and warming up all coastal communities. Inland, this means hot and dry weather returns. … Continue reading »

Mostly Sunny and Warmer For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain showers ended around the area sooner than anticipated, and the clouds began to break throughout the afternoon Thursday.  That afternoon sunshine will continue for Friday after a few clouds move through Thursday night.  Over the past couple of days, measurable rain did fall in some locations, but from about I-5 eastward, rainfall … Continue reading »

Fall-Like Weather Just for Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Fall-like weather is here today and boy does it feel nice. Temperatures are going to be closer to seasonal norms, starting off mild due to the cloud cover but not warming much this afternoon. We’ll top out in the 70′s and 80′s across most inland locations. The rain has allowed air quality … Continue reading »

Rain Showers May Help the Fire Fight

WEATHER DISCUSSION A fire weather warning was in effect throughout the day and evening Wednesday, and there was very good reason for that.  Winds Wednesday afternoon were gusting to 52 miles per hour, just north of Weed, where crews are still battling the Boles Fire.  Although it will be breezy Thursday, wind speeds will pale … Continue reading »

Winds to Gust to 50mph in Shasta Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The area of low pressure moving into our region today will be bringing strong winds as it approaches. Winds will gust near 50mph in the Shasta Valley beginning early this afternoon. East of the Cascades gusts up to 45mph are likely. Because these strong winds will raise fire weather concerns for existing … Continue reading »

Winds Will Continue to Gust Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday afternoon, as expected, winds were gusting to near 40 miles per hour again near Weed.  We will not see this change for Wednesday.  A fire weather warning is already in effect for central Siskiyou County, which includes the Shasta Valley, until 9 PM Wednesday.  For most of the Klamath Basin, the fire … Continue reading »

Gusty Winds Raise Fire Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION After the heartbreaking news of the Boles Fire in Weed, California Monday I unfortunately cannot say winds will be improving today. Fire crews will have a tough fight these next 48 hours as winds continue to remain gusty. Sustained winds will be between 10 and 20mph with gusts around 35mph out of … Continue reading »

Gusty Winds Affect the Fire Fights

WEATHER DISCUSSION As a trough of low pressure approached the Northwest, winds picked up throughout Monday afternoon.  One weather station near Weed reported a gust of 39 miles per hour, and when a fire began near that city, it grew quickly.  Fueled by the gusty southerly winds and very low humidity, the Boles Fire prompted … Continue reading »

Cooler Fall-Like Temperatures on the Way

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The ridge of high pressure that has been bringing the hot and dry weather to our region will begin breaking down these next few days. Winds remain out of the south today and this continues to allow smoke to move into Southern Oregon. We now have another wildfire in our region, the … Continue reading »

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