Mother Nature Giving the AC a Break

  WEATHER DISCUSSION As the West Coast sits in between two air masses, temperatures will stay right around average through the end of the week. Again highs are going to be in the 70′s and 80′s inland this afternoon. Even at the coast, there is very little in the way of cloud cover and fog … Continue reading »

Nice Weather to Close Out the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday began with cool temperatures and ended with a mild afternoon across the area.  Throughout the rest of the week, high temperatures below average will be the trend.  We will only start a warming again next week, when the high pressure ridge offshore strengthens over the northwest. Although most aspects of our weather have … Continue reading »

A Little Cooler & More Comfortable!

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will begin quieting down beginning today. The West Coast is in between two air masses, with a trough just to our east and a ridge of high pressure just to our west. The ridge will slowly inch our way into the weekend. In the meantime, the weather will stay inactive … Continue reading »

Beginning a Less Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday evening’s thunderstorms popped up in parts of northern California and east of the Cascades. They were more isolated in nature and did not produce as much lightning as Monday’s storms in Josephine and Jackson Counties.  As the storms exit the region, a more quiet pattern takes over, but not before bringing some cloud cover … Continue reading »

Still Watching Out for Lightning Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Thunderstorms managed to move into West Side Valleys Monday afternoon bringing rain, strong winds and hail. Today, the moisture will shift further inland keeping the lightning threat confined to the Klamath Basin and Siskiyou County. Storms should be isolated in these locations this afternoon. By tomorrow, the weather will stay very inactive … Continue reading »

Isolated Storms Still Possible Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure, located to just to our south, created another round of storms Monday afternoon.  Early on, most of the activity was contained to northern California as storms tracked towards the west northwest through Siskiyou County.  We also saw a few isolated thunderstorms east of the Cascades.  However, as the evening progressed, … Continue reading »

Still Watching for More Lightning

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Two nocturnal thunderstorms developed overnight in Jackson County, one of which passed straight through Medford. Both of these storms were a result of outflow boundaries, winds that storms tend to release as they are dying down. These outflow boundaries were from Sunday evening’s storms over Siskiyou County. Outflow boundaries are also what … Continue reading »

First Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION A closed upper level low is sitting off the coast of Northern California and bringing in a southerly flow. This is increasing the moisture and instability in our region to the point that daytime heating is allowing for these storms to develop across the thunderstorm hotspots. Starting around 2 p.m. lighting was detected … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Again

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small area of low pressure has formed off the coast of Northern California, and with the counter-clockwise flow, it is making the upper level winds shift to a southern flow. This is the culprit for the smoke in the Rogue Valley and the Southern Klamath Basin. All location in the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

Warmer With Sunshine Through the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a week with unusually cool temperatures and equally unusual summer rainfall, the weekend looks to be more on track for this time of year.  In fact, temperatures will warm a bit above average, and will stay that way for a few days.    Sunshine starts us out on Saturday, but by the beginning … Continue reading »

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