Quiet Today but A Wet Holiday Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is in control of our weather today, keeping the storm track off to our north. Morning clouds will gradually burn off across the region and make way for mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. Highs are going to trend warmer today than Monday. We’ll be a good 5-8 degrees above … Continue reading »

High Pressure Takes Hold…For Now

WEATHER DISCUSSION We saw an active pattern towards the end of last week, bringing rain and some higher elevation snow.  Conditions started to improve by Sunday as high pressure began to build in, meaning a more stable, quiet pattern is on the way.  The next couple of days will be relatively inactive, but that will … Continue reading »

Pretty Quiet Before the Holiday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak front is going to move through the Northwest today. This will bring light rain to the coast this afternoon and spotty showers to inland locations. This front will lack upper level support and will struggle to bring measurable rainfall to the ground inland. Snow levels will be around 5,500′ but … Continue reading »

Showers Tease Us to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Saturday was a day full of showers after a cold front passed and brought with is much cooler air. That cooler air did well to drop our snow levels during the day which brought anywhere from an inch to a foot of snow in the mountains. About an inch in the Siskiyous, and 3-12″ … Continue reading »

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 »

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