Blue Skies Before the Next Round of Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION The title says it all…but it needs a bit of elaboration.  Wednesday will start with plenty of sunshine along the coast, but cloud cover will be increasing through the afternoon.  We will also see plenty of sunshine for inland locations, but only after the morning fog lifts.  The Rogue Valley will be partly … Continue reading »

Gradual Clearing Today, Rain End of Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The next several days will feature quiet weather as our area sits under the influence of high pressure. The rain from Monday has wrapped up and pushed east, allowing for patchy fog to develop across all locations this morning. There’s quite a spread in temperatures from one zone to another but this … Continue reading »

A Quiet Pattern Returns, Temporarily

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weekend’s storm system yielded a few tenths of an inch of rainfall west of the Cascades and along the coast, and for the higher terrain, an inch or two of fresh snow.  Mount Ashland remains closed, however, and Mount Shasta announced today that it will be closed beginning Tuesday until they receive … Continue reading »

Showers Today, More Rain by Friday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunday’s storm system brought light rain to all locations over the past 24 hours. Although rain was falling for several hours yesterday, rain amounts have been light ranging from 0.10″-0.30.” Snow also fell along the Cascades so Highway 140 will be snow covered as a result until ODOT has a chance to get out … Continue reading »

Showers Continue Into Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, the wave of low pressure moved in late this morning and continues spreading precipitation through the region as the day went on. Light, but steady widespread showers cover the radar map as of 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Snow levels were at about 5,500′ keeping rain falling on everything but the extreme … Continue reading »

Not Finished With the High Pressure

WEATHER DISCUSSION If you remember the set up we had last weekend, then you probably have noticed a similarity to it this weekend. The beginning of last weekend started with the break down of a dominant ridge of high pressure and then a small wave of low pressure skimmed in and brought light showers to … Continue reading »

A Change in the Pattern on the Horizon

WEATHER DISCUSSION Over the past week or so, southern Oregon and northern California has been trapped under a strong ridge of high pressure.  The temperature inversion associated with the ridge has held in not only the fog that developed, but also pollution from sources like wood burning stoves.  We will finally get a storm system … Continue reading »

More Dense Fog to Finish the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Dense fog continues to lie close to the ground across West Side Valleys. In some locations visibilities will be near or below a quarter of a mile. Be sure to drive with your headlights on and take it slow on the roads! The fog will likely linger through the afternoon in many spots. … Continue reading »

Dense Fog Hangs Around For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As has been the case for the past week or so, high pressure remains in control, and the associated temperature inversions around the area are strong.  These inversions act like a lid on the lower portions of the atmosphere, holding in the fog that develops but allowing for mild, if not almost warm, … Continue reading »

More Dense Fog for the Valleys

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another round of dense fog has developed west of the Cascades. This has led to a dense fog advisory across the valleys through 11am. Early drivers should keep headlights on and take it slow on the roads. Fog looks to break by about lunchtime in Medford, earlier in Ashland but later in … Continue reading »

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