Rain and Wind Dominate the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A strong ridge of high pressure is sitting off to our southwest and it is positioned just right to allow a large atmospheric river of moisture to pound the region with rainfall. Snow levels have risen above 8,000′ and will continue to hover that high through the end of this event. Therefore, snow … Continue reading »

A Wet Start to the Weekend on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION We saw a few leftover showers to close out the week, all behind a cold front that moved through earlier in the day Friday.  However, a different air mass will be moving in for Saturday, bringing instead, warm air to the region.  In addition, we will see gusty winds and heavy rain along … Continue reading »

Opening Day At Mt. Ashland

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and snowboarders were able to load the ski lifts for the first time in 20 months. The last time was in April of 2013. “We are open,” said Mt. Ashland General Manager Hiram Towle. Mt. Ashland administrators started the day on Friday with 16 to 24 inches of snow, depending … Continue reading »

Strong System On Tap for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION An active weather pattern sits over the region after the high pressure ridge that set in the last few days. An upper level low spinning in the Gulf of Alaska is sending a cold front boundary into our region and the initial line of showers and thunderstorms happened overnight into this morning. That … Continue reading »

A Pair of Storms For the Coming Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION While showers were very light and isolated today, that will not be the case as we head throughout the overnight hours of Thursday and in to Friday morning.  Another cold front will be moving through, and while it is not bringing a drastic drop in temperatures, it will keep snow levels fairly low … Continue reading »

Ask the Met: El Nino

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why does El Nino make storms?” Lillyann El Nino impacts the weather not just here in the United States but across the entire globe. The El Nino Southern Oscillation is an oceanic phenomena that refers to a warm pool of water typically located just north and east of Australia. During an El … Continue reading »

Two Storms Bring Rain/Snow

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A relatively quiet day is ahead but this will change over the next few days. There are two storms systems impacting the region tonight through the weekend. The first front will move through tonight, bringing widespread precipitation through early Friday. Today, a few light and spotty showers can’t be ruled out inland … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Flooding

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How do floods happen?” Kason, 3rd Kennedy Elementary Floods are, of course, caused by too much rainfall in either a short amount of time, or too much rain without a place for it to drain.  Sometimes it’s a combination of the two.  In this instance, we are going to talk about what … Continue reading »

Another Round of Rain Thursday PM

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak area of low pressure has been approaching the coast Wednesday, bringing about a quarter of an inch of rain to places like Brookings and Crescent City.  Northern California also saw a bit of measurable rain, but elsewhere, there wasn’t much in the bucket. Along with the rain came a bit of … Continue reading »

Showers Today, Rain/Snow End of Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers will be ongoing for today with snow levels remaining fairly low. Early this morning snow levels will be near 3,500′ in southern Siskiyou County and around 4,000′ elsewhere. This afternoon snow levels will rise to 4,500.’ Any showers inland early in the day may be in the form of snow if … Continue reading »

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