Record Breaking Heat (Officially)

WEATHER DISCUSSION HOT is the word of the week so far and we’re just getting started. Hot air from the south has been moving into our area little-by-little each afternoon. High pressure near Nevada is slowly retrograding back into our region and because of this, hot air is being moved from the Desert Southwest up … Continue reading »

Record Temperatures in Jeopardy

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a week we’ve had, weather wise, this week with the hot temperatures to start. Then, we received a weak cold front that lowered temperatures a bit, and brought in afternoon thunderstorms and dry lightning. Some of that dry lightning caused wildfires in Northern California and east of the Cascades. We closed out … Continue reading »

Seeing the Century Mark By Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION The 90′s returned for the Fourth of July, but by the start of the week, today’s temperatures will seem cool in comparison.  Yes, it is summer, so yes, it should be hot! But it’s not normal for us to see triple digits this time of year, especially a three day streak with highs … Continue reading »

Consecutive Days in the Triple Digits

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another hot day is in store for much of the region. Partly to mostly sunny skies will bring high temperatures into the 80′s and 90′s this afternoon. A cloudy start will yield a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon for the coast where temperatures will top out in the mid 60′s. … Continue reading »

Heating Up Through the Holiday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures today were only a few degrees above average, opposed to the nearly 15 degrees above average we saw earlier this week.  The one exception was Douglas County, where clouds kept places like Roseburg in the 60′s for most of the day.  Tomorrow on the Fourth,  everyone will see the warming trend begin … Continue reading »

Triple Digits Back in Your 7 Day

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday was a pretty active day as thunderstorms were popping up left and right in the Klamath Basin and over Siskiyou County. More than 1,500 lightning strikes were reported and 32 confirmed lightning induced fires east of the Cascades. The good news — these fires were all small and the thunderstorms are … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms Ending By Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Yesterday and into last night, we saw thunderstorms in northern California and the Klamath Basin, extending up into Douglas County as the night progressed.  In fact, the National Weather Service reported 1,500 lightning strikes Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. This afternoon, it was this same area that saw another round of thunder and lightning.  … Continue reading »

Scattered T-Storms & Frequent Lightning

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The extreme heat is ongoing today but it will not be as warm as Tuesday. Still, high temperatures are climbing into the 90′s across much of the region. In addition to that, thunderstorms will be pretty widespread by this evening over Northern California and the Klamath Basin. We had widespread thunderstorms move … Continue reading »

Flirting With Records

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although Medford didn’t set a record today, many locations in southern Oregon and northern California did see record setting heat.  It is important to remember that the “records” we saw today are considered unofficial until they confirmed by the National Weather Service.  Triple digit highs were not uncommon in the Rogue Valley or northern California, with … Continue reading »

Triple Digits & Fire WX Warnings

  WEATHER DISCUSSION **UPDATED 8:30AM ** The warmest day of the year so far is underway as high temperatures are expected to break the century mark in many locations this afternoon. Even though we’ll be in the triple digits across the West Side, it does not look like we’ll be tying or breaking records there. … Continue reading »

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