A Pretty Nice Weekend On the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the cloudy, foggy days we have seen this week, it looks like the weekend will be different – in a good way.  But as we get deeper into fall, there’s something that’s becoming more common in the forecast, and that’s fog.  We’ve seen it a few days this week in the valleys, … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Tornadoes

 ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Does it have to be a certain degree, super warm or super cold or in between, for a tornado to go a certain distance?” Sofie, Mae Richardson There is no correlation between contrasting air masses and the duration or direction of a tornado. In other words, the temperatures/clashing of air masses do not … Continue reading »

Coastal Rain & Spotty Showers Inland

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front will push inland along the Northwest Coast today. This will bring rain throughout the morning and strong winds to Coos, Curry & Del Norte Counties. The storm system will be slow to travel inland, bringing spotty showers to West Side Valleys by late afternoon and early evening. Showers inland … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Units of Pressure

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What are the different units of pressure and why?” Nancy Wieber, Grants Pass There are a few different units of atmospheric pressure, but the most commonly used by meteorologists is millibars.  You may have also heard of inches of mercury, which is used for mercury barometers and is another fairly common unit of pressure.  … Continue reading »

Breezy Ahead of Thursday’s Cold Front

WEATHER DISCUSSION This week’s second cold front is just offshore Wednesday evening.  Ahead of the front on Thursday, winds will be gusty, especially along the coast and in the Klamath Basin.  This system will bring a few showers, but not much in terms of measurable rainfall. With the winds that are expected Thursday, a wind … Continue reading »

Temperatures Approaching 70 Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will stay quiet today with more sunshine in the forecast. Temperatures will climb about 10 degrees above average, nearing 70 here in the Valley. Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected inland with morning clouds & fog. For Thursday another cold front will bring light and spotty showers along and west … Continue reading »

Dry & A Bit Warmer On Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front moved through Tuesday , which left temperatures cool and clouds in the area.  Those clouds will hang around tonight and for the first part of the day Wednesday, but we will see a little bit of clearing by tomorrow afternoon.  Temperatures will also be about ten degrees warmer than Tuesday. … Continue reading »

Hit or Miss Showers Through Your Morning

  WEATHER DISCUSSION  A cold front is pushing through the Northwest today. This brought widespread rain through the overnight hours, but little in the way of measurable precipitation in the gauges. Shower activity will wind down throughout the morning and rain will be hit or miss across the area. This front is not packing much … Continue reading »

Tuesday’s Cold Front Brings Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front moved through this morning, bringing with it very light showers and low clouds.  By the afternoon, the sun broke through for a few hours.  Monday evening, clouds crept back in ahead of a cold front.  This front will bring rain to the coast and showers to inland areas Monday night … Continue reading »

Pretty Quiet Weather This Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will stay pretty quiet this week with rain chances only in the extended forecast on two days. Temperatures will get off to a cold start this morning and a frost advisory will remain in effect for most of Western Siskiyou County and the Shasta Valley through 8am. Areas of frost … Continue reading »

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