Ask the Meteorologist: Rex Block

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “These high pressure ridges seem to be blocking much needed rain from our region.  Why?” Pat Alexander Today in Ask the Meteorologist we are talking about ridges of high pressure that block the movement of storm systems. While high pressure typically diverts storm systems by nature, there are specific types of … Continue reading »

A Bit of Rain & Snow on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION A few high clouds moving through today signaled a change that’s on the way.  We’ll see a storm system drift southward over the next 24 hours, bringing a round of showers to the valleys and a few inches of snow to the mountains.  Temperatures will also drop a little bit with the cold front … Continue reading »

Valley Rain & Mtn. Snow for End of Week

    WEATHER DISCUSSION ***For those who didn’t catch the morning newscasts or the end of the video above …today will be my last day at KDRV. I have accepted a job with WRGB, the CBS affiliate in Albany, NY. I’d like to thank all of our viewers for the overwhelming support since I’ve been … Continue reading »

One More Sunny & Quiet Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday morning, temperatures will still be chilly, but not quite as cold as what we saw Tuesday morning.  Lows were in the lower teens in the Klamath Basin and middle 20’s for the Rogue Valley, and just as cold in northern California.  Although we started out about ten degrees below average, afternoon highs … Continue reading »

Quiet Through Midweek, Rain on Horizon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another chilly and quiet morning is underway. Temperatures will start off in the teens and 20’s inland before warming into the 50’s and 60’s yet again. There are no low lying clouds and there is also no fog west of the Cascades. The clear skies will be ongoing through tonight in all … Continue reading »

Another, Even Colder, Morning On Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures began in the 20’s for many locations Monday morning, and they will be even colder for Tuesday morning.  By the afternoon hours, though, it’s hard to even remember just how chilly the morning was…highs were back in the upper 50’s and lower 60’s Monday afternoon, and the spread in temperatures will be … Continue reading »

Cooler Mornings, Still Lots of Sunshine

    WEATHER DISCUSSION A “rex block” is in place over the West. This is a blocking pattern with the jet stream ..that prevents storms from approaching the area and also keeps the weather quiet.  A cooler air mass dropping in over the rest of the country will help to keep our morning temperatures quite … Continue reading »

Showers Back in the Forecast This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Lower pressure has moved in from the northeast allowing for afternoon temperatures to get closer to average. Overnight lows have been dropping significantly as well. Areas east of the Cascade Range made it into the teens for lows and the winds overnight kept the windchill in the single digits. Now that high pressure … Continue reading »

Low Pressure Results in Cooler Air

WEATHER DISCUSSION Amid the strong high pressure ridge overhead, a small area of low pressure is swinging south on the eastern half of our forecast region. This is allowing for some changes in the pattern. The high desert to the east of Lake County received a few showers through the last six hours. Daytime heating … Continue reading »

Small Changes Heading Our Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although the weather will still be nice over all, we will start to see a few changes taking shape with our weather patten this weekend.  Most locations will see only a few clouds moving through, but a storm system skirting by towards the northeast will bring a sprinkle or two to the Klamath … Continue reading »

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