Another Strong Push of Rain Overnight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our much needed active pattern continues. Two small low pressure systems promised rain through our region for this weekend. So far, they have not disappointed. Rainfall totals over the last 24 hours have amounted to over 2 inches at some coastal locations. Rainfall amounts of 1/4″ to over an inch an a half … Continue reading »

Rain, But Little Snow For The Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday night’s cold front brought a decent amount of rainfall to the area.  We saw over two inches in some locations along the coast, between half an inch up to an inch for west side valleys, and around a quarter of an inch or less east of the Cascades.  For the high terrain, … Continue reading »

California Aided by Early Season Rains

CALIFORNIA – On Thursday, an announcement was made that recent storm systems will allow California to provide more water to local agencies and farms; even as the drought continues into its fourth year. State officials say that the storms in early December boosted supplies in its vast reservoir system. Now, they can give Southern California … Continue reading »

Rain is Still on Track for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Widespread showers kicked off our Friday in the region bringing a decent amount of rainfall to the area. As of 8:00 a.m. the 24 totals showed up to 2″+ at the coast, up to an inch on the west side, and up to a half an inch east of the Cascades. The front … Continue reading »

Rain/Snow Fri. AM, Then A Brief Break

WEATHER DISCUSSION Right on schedule, the rain showers arrived in southern Oregon and northern California Thursday afternoon.  Those showers will transition to periods of steady rainfall later Thursday night, and by early Friday morning, some snowfall is possible for the high terrain of the Klamath Basin and parts of the Cascades near Crater Lake.  This storm … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Storm Length

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Can a Storm Last a Whole Week?” Audrey, Griffin Creek Elementary Everyone knows that no two storms are alike. Because of this, storms have different lengths in how long they last. This week’s question, about whether or not a storm can last for a whole week actually can be answered “yes” or … Continue reading »

Active Weather Brings a Change

WEATHER DISCUSSION After three grueling weeks of high pressure patterns, we now turn to a more active approach. Starting late last night and early this morning, the first line of showers with a low pressure system moved onshore. This brought rain and a wintry mix to the region. The initial line made it as far … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Fog Facts

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why is there so much fog?” Chase W.,   Ms. O’Looney’s Class – Griffin Creek Elementary Fog is something that is certainly common in the Rogue Valley during the winter months.  The position of cities like Medford and Grants Pass on the valley floor has a bit to do with the development … Continue reading »

Rain on the Way By Thursday Afternoon

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday featured slightly cooler temperatures than Tuesday, as high clouds helped hold down the afternoon highs just a bit.  Cloud cover will continue to thicken overnight into Thursday, and as a weak system approaches, a stray shower is possible along the coast.  The better rain chances arrive Thursday evening into Friday morning with … Continue reading »

Chilly Morning but More Sun Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another quiet day is in store for the region. There has been little in the way of clouds and fog overnight in Medford ..which has allowed our temperatures to fall overnight. It’s a cold start for all locations and the microclimates of the area can really be seen through our temperatures. We’re starting off in the … Continue reading »

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