Showers Are Over For Now

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the cold front this afternoon, snow levels dropped to around 4,000′ in the Cascades and 4,500′ in the Siskiyous. Based on where precipitation fell, the Siskiyous received about 1″ of snow, while the Cascades hit up to a foot of snow in some areas. Rain fell through the area, mainly in the … Continue reading »

Gusty Winds & Heavy Rain For Fri. Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION High wind warnings have been in effect along the coast Friday, and the winds that we were seeing definitely warranted the warnings being in place.  Peak gusts near Cape Blanco reached 70 miles per hour, near North Bend we saw gusts of 40 miles per hour.  On Saturday, the high winds will reach … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain Prompts Flooding Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A strong storm system will push into the Pacific Northwest today. This will bring soaking rains, strong winds, flooding concerns and high elevation snow ..all through the next 48 hours. Rain is already beginning to fall along the coast. This rain will turn moderate to heavy through the day. Skies will stay … Continue reading »

A Messy, Windy Friday On the Coast

WEATHER DISCUSSION For about a week or so, we have been monitoring the storm system that will make its way onshore tomorrow on Friday.  Moving from west to east, the coast will be the first to see the effects of the system.  There are already storm warnings and flood advisories in effect for coastal areas. … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Cloud Bases

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST Aidan, Bellview Elementary First we’ll explain how we get clouds, because this well help you to understand how and why their bases tend to be flat … The sun everyday heats the earth’s surface. Even when there are clouds present, the sun is heating the air. This leads to warming near … Continue reading »

Showers Today, Heavy Rain & Wind Friday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another weak disturbance will move through the area today. This storm though looks to brush by, bringing most of it’s moisture to our south. Regardless, light and spotty showers are likely across all locations through tonight. Snow levels will be between 4,500′ & 5,000.’ This will lead to another couple of inches … Continue reading »

Another Weak System Moves In Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday was showery and breezy, but we will start to see a bit of a lull in the rainfall activity tonight.   We are still in midst of a fairly wet time frame, as showers (or snow for higher elevations) are in the forecast every day throughout the extended period.  The next system won’t … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Water Colors

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Aren’t clouds supposed to be blue because they have lots of water in them?” Anshuman Singh, Bellview Elementary in Ashland Anshuman is referring to the ocean, and why the ocean, which is made up of water, is blue.  Well, clouds are made of water too, but they are white.  So what is … Continue reading »

Cloudy & Cool with Rain

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today the storm door will swing open and the first of a series of storms will move in across the area. Increasing rain is likely through the morning as the cold front nears. Snow levels will initially start off low Wednesday but by the afternoon they’ll be near 7,000.’ With that being … Continue reading »

Wednesday Starts An Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday morning was almost Groundhog Day when it came to the frigid temperatures.  We started the day only one or two degrees warmer than Monday, meaning morning lows were once again about ten degrees below average.  Temperatures will be cold again tonight, but more seasonable. These “not as cold” temperatures will be due … Continue reading »

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