Weather Wise: Back to “Normal”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a different show in the weather today as compared to yesterday. Yesterday, a lot of moisture in the atmosphere brought in a large stratus deck that covered most of the forecast area, and thus kept our temperatures a bit cooler. Now, we still had some thunderstorm development in the region, but we … Continue reading »

Measurable Rainfall, But Not Much

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thunderstorms and rain showers moved through Friday morning and brought lightning to not only  northern California and the basin, but also The Rogue Valley and coast.  We did see measurable rainfall, but amounts were very small – only .01 of an inch was seen at the airport in Medford, and amounts elsewhere weren’t … Continue reading »

Scattered Showers & T-Storms for Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A fire weather warning is in place through 6pm tonight for much of the region. The only exception is the immediate coastline. This warning does include West Side Valleys and has been issued to account for the lightning anticipated for Friday. Monsoonal moisture over much of the West continues to filter in … Continue reading »

Rain Chances Rise For Friday

WEATHER FORECAST Although thunderstorms spotted the landscape Thursday afternoon, they were less numerous and less intense than those from Wednesday.  Northern California saw very little activity, and the Klamath Basin saw far less than yesterday.  Although one or two severe thunderstorm warnings were issued, no storm reports were submitted. This will change for Friday.  A … Continue reading »

Strong Storms Yesterday, More Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION A strong round of storms pushed through Siskiyou County and the Klamath Basin Wednesday afternoon and evening. Storm reports included heavy rain, ponding in roads, small hail and strong winds. Between 0.30″-1″ of measurable rain was recorded from some of these cells. The showers and storms died down quickly as the sun went … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes and a Little Rainfall

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Wednesday brought another round of afternoon storms in northern California and the Klamath Basin.  We saw frequent lightning strikes and even measurable rainfall in Klamath Falls and Alturas.  The Rogue Valley stayed mainly dry, with a few lightning strikes reported in south Jackson County near Ashland. Temperatures were also much warmer … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Near Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. –  Oregon Department of Transportation is working to finish up mowing some of the tall dry grass surrounded the roadways around the Rogue Valley as fire season gets worse. On Wendesday afternoon, though they took extra precautions and had water and fire officials on scene it was not enough to prevent a small … Continue reading »

Another Round of Showers & Storms

  WEATHER DISCUSSION More sun is expected today and warmer afternoon temperatures as a result. We had quite a bit of clouds blanketing the skies on Tuesday which prevented temperatures from warming much and also prevented thunderstorms from developing. Today should bring more sun and a more active afternoon/evening. Rain showers that are still left … Continue reading »

Cloud Cover Keeps Tuesday Cooler

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Tuesday brought isolated thunderstorms to the region, along with a few spotty showers.  Moisture has been streaming in from the south, due to a surface low that has formed in the Southwest.  Abundant cloud cover in place kept temperatures cooler than forecasted, but the cooler temperatures didn’t necessarily mean it was … Continue reading »

Scattered Storms Expected Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A widespread thunderstorm event is looking very likely later today for the Cascades, Basin & Northern California. Showers are developing as early as 6 this morning and the moisture can already be felt in the air. As the sun comes up and temperatures continue to warm, thunderstorms will become more likely. The … Continue reading »

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