Ask the Meteorologist: Wind

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Where does wind come from?” Chase, Griffin Creek Elementary Winds are caused by differences in atmospheric pressure.  Areas of high and low pressure form when we have a lot of either warm or cold air in place.  Cold air is related to more stable, sinking air, and therefore is also related to … Continue reading »

Round Two Of Wind & Rain Comes Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the title suggests, we are waiting for the second round of strong wind and heavy rain to move through Thursday.  Round one came Wednesday, bringing gusts over 80 mph to the coast near Port Orford and in the high terrain along the state line.  Although the winds died down Wednesday evening, the … Continue reading »

Severe Weather Affects Travelers

MEDFORD, Ore. — A storm moved into the southern portions of the West Coast on Wednesday. Southern Oregon and Northern California saw strong winds and rains on Wednesday night. The Oregon Department of Transportation said heavy rains are always a concern for drivers. ODOT recommends drivers slow down, leave plenty of following room, make sure wipers are working, and watch … Continue reading »

Significant Rain & Wind Storm Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A very strong storm will move through the region today through tomorrow. There will actually be two areas of low pressure bringing heavy rain and strong winds region-wide beginning this morning. Increasing rain will move in throughout the morning along the coast. The radar has been picking up lots of lightning to … Continue reading »

Preparing For High Wind & Heavy Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the time ticks down, confidence is growing in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.  We have been anticipating a strong storm system moving through, and the action is expected to start along the coast early Wednesday morning.  Confidence is also growing in the development of a second area of low pressure that … Continue reading »

Strong Winds to Impact Entire Region

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front will lift north and east today through the Northwest. This will bring rain to the coastline and rain showers to inland locations. Skies will start off cloudy, and temperatures mild as a result. Shower activity will move inland by lunchtime/early afternoon. Light to moderate rain is possible from passing … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Ramping Up Through the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION  The light, spotty showers that we have seen Monday will pale in comparison to the pounding rain that will arrive along the coast Wednesday.  A strong storm system will make its way through the area in the coming days, and it has prompted a slew of watches, warnings, and advisories for the coast … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain on the Way for the Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will stay fairly quiet both today and tomorrow. A few passing showers are possible over the course of Monday, with a better chance arriving tomorrow. Skies will stay partly to mostly cloudy today, with any sun breaks being throughout the mid to late morning hours. Winds will become breezy this … Continue reading »

Light Overnight Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION Number two of a series of cold fronts is beginning to make its way into our forecast area. Two lines of showers a visible on the radar. One over mountains from Douglas to Modoc County, and a stronger line along the coast. This is a relatively weak front and is expected to break … Continue reading »

Nothing Shy About This Cold Front

WEATHER DISCUSSION The frontal boundary is still offshore, but we are getting a front row seat of the showers it is pushing in. Rain began falling at the coast around 3:00 p.m. as the boundary headed towards the coast. As of 10:00 p.m. Friday, all regions are getting some form of precipitation. The showers will last … Continue reading »

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