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 »

Rain to Move in Remainder of Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The last of the cold arctic air will wrap up this morning. Temperatures will once again climb from the 20’s and teens across inland locations. Tonight we’ll transition to an active weather pattern as a series of disturbances move our way. Ahead of our first system arriving tonight, we’ll continue bringing in … Continue reading »

Don’t Put Away the Parkas Yet

WEATHER DISCUSSION Well, we knew it was coming, but that didn’t make it any more comfortable this morning when we awoke to temperatures nearly fifteen degrees below average.  It was cold in the Valley and along the coast, but the Basin saw the truly frigid temperatures.  Lows in Lakeview dropped to nine degrees this morning.  … Continue reading »

Bitter Cold Again Tonight!

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure remains in control of our weather for one last day before breaking down. This in addition to an Arctic air mass chilling much of the country, is bringing our morning temperatures into the teens and 20’s inland. A freeze warning and frost advisory is in effect for Douglas, Coos and … Continue reading »

Cool and Dry Start for the Work Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small ridge of high pressure has taken over the area after the cold air mass that moved into the region at the end of last week. This is allowing for clearing of the clouds overhead for the beginning of the workweek. That, in turn, brings colder temperatures overnight and warmer afternoon temperatures. … Continue reading »

Arctic Air Moving In

WEATHER DISCUSSION A deep cold air mass is moving in from the north. This cold pool of air will dip low enough to bring snow to parts of the southern states. Luckily, we are on the far western edge of the air mass, which will allow us to escape the coldest of the temperatures. That … Continue reading »

Cool Afternoon, Chilly By Saturday Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION While we were initially expecting scattered showers on Friday, most of the rainfall stayed to our north in Douglas County.  Some locations saw up to three inches of rain in 24 hours.  In the Cascades, Crater Lake received an additional three inches of snow, raising the snow depth on the rim to abut … Continue reading »

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