Unseasonably Warm into Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather stays quiet today with a stagnant weather pattern sitting over the area. High pressure has weakened some and a front will push through the Northwest today, riding over top of the ridge. Rain with this front will stay well to our north through Friday. Light showers are possible at the … Continue reading »

A Few Clouds & Mild Temps End the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday morning brought very patchy fog to the region, and by the afternoon, a little bit of sunshine warmed helped warm us up.  Brookings hit a high of 63, and similar temperatures are in the forecast not just for Friday, but throughout the weekend along the coast.  Even the high terrain and basin … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Staff Layoff

ASHLAND, Ore. — Today Mt. Ashland Ski Area leaders announced they are laying off all staff, even the “core staff of employees”.  You can read the statement from the current General Manager below, and you can find out about an offer they have for skiers. ——————————————————————————————————- As you all know, we have had a challenging … Continue reading »

Small Changes to Our Inactive Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small change in the weather pattern occurs today over the region with a weak warm front that will scoot in and drop some light precipitation. Keep in mind that with the ridge overhead, we have dry air over the area so a lot of the rain is falling as virga and evaporating … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Lightning

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Does Lightning Come From the Ground?” Porter, Jewett Elementary, Central Point There are many types of lightning that can occur in a thunderstorm. One of the most beautiful, and dangerous is the “Cloud-to-ground” lightning bolt. The CTG bolt does exactly what it says, and extends an electrical current from the cloud to … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Lightning Colors

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What color is lightning?” Ardin, Jewett Elementary When we draw lightning as children, we usually color it as yellow, but lightning actually emits a white light.  It’s very similar to the sun because of its intense heat. The color of lightning can differ, however, based on what is present in the atmosphere … Continue reading »

Foggy & Mostly Cloudy For Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday morning brought another round of dense fog through the valleys, but by around lunchtime, the fog lifted in most locations.  That didn’t mean that temperatures warmed up, however.  Afternoon highs were still below average for many places in west side valleys due to the high clouds that moved in by the afternoon. … Continue reading »

More Fog & Clouds for the Valleys

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday will likely be a repeat of Tuesday. Low lying clouds and fog will continue for the valleys, preventing temperatures from warming much. Outside of the valleys, the day will bring more sunshine. Highs on Tuesday were stuck in the 30’s and 40’s for Jackson and Josephine Counties. The high at the Medford … Continue reading »

Valley Fog & Mostly Sunny Skies Continue

WEATHER DISCUSSION The fog Tuesday played a large role in determining temperatures for locations mainly in southern Oregon.  Without the fog present, temperatures reached or surpassed seasonal averages.  However, in Medford, the temperature topped out at 38 degrees, which is well below average for this time of year.  We will see that fog thicken once … Continue reading »

Another Uneventful Day With Fog

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to sit over the West today. This is bringing another round of fog to the valleys which will likely persist into the afternoon. Clearing in Medford should be similar to yesterday, around 1 & 2 o’clock. Near Grants Pass, the fog could last all day. Low lying clouds and … Continue reading »

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