Another Dose of Arctic Air Bringing Snow

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers are developing this morning across the area under cloudy skies. Temperatures are starting off mild across the board, considerably warmer than where we were earlier in the week. Shower activity will be ongoing into the first half of the weekend region-wide. Tonight, a cold front is going to push south along … Continue reading »

Showers Stick Around For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday night and morning, the Klamath Basin saw it’s first snowfall of the season! Crater Lake received about five inches of fresh snow.  Chemult saw right around three inches.  Even in Klamath Falls, viewers reported about an inch of snowfall.  By the afternoon, temperatures rose above freezing, and Klamath Falls even made it … Continue reading »

Waking Up to Snow Across the East Side

WEATHER DISCUSSION Snow was falling overnight for much of Klamath County and the Cascades. Klamath Falls is waking up to the first snow of the season with up to an inch of snow reported. Webcams are showing snowy and icy roads across the high country and portions of the East Side. Elsewhere, roads are wet … Continue reading »

Ask the Met: Largest Hailstone in U.S.

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST The largest hailstone ever recorded was 8″ in diameter, found in Vivian South Dakota on July 23, 2010. It’s circumference measured 18.62″ and weighed nearly 2 pounds! This hail was produced from a thunderstorm that moved through the state. Apparently it was even larger than what was measured but because the … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Tornado Size

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How big can a tornado get?  How can you tell a tornado is on its way?” Kristapher Kinzel, Medford Pretty big! The largest tornado on record touched down on May 31, 2013 just south of El Reno, Oklahoma.  At its widest, the base of the tornado measured 2.6 miles across.  To put that … Continue reading »

Rain & Winter Weather On The Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Just offshore sits the next storm system.  We have been seeing increasing cloud cover Wednesday afternoon and evening, and later tonight, we will see rain showers moving inland.  Previously, a winter storm watch was in effect for northern Klamath and Lake Counties.  That has since been upgraded to a winter storm warning.  Also, … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Likely Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will remain quiet most of today. Temperatures are again getting off to a very cold start in some locations. Freeze warnings are in effect through 9am for West Side Valleys, Douglas County and Siskiyou County. There are low lying clouds in most locations this morning and they will gradually lift throughout the … Continue reading »

Cold Tonight, Then Rain Arrives Wed. Eve

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a few quiet days, we are on the cusp of a very active pattern.  We are watching the next storm system that will be moving through by Wednesday afternoon and evening, but in the meantime, we will see another mostly clear and cold night.  A  freeze warning goes into effect just after … Continue reading »

Another Frost/Freeze Likely Tonight

  WEATHER DISCUSSION We’re waking up to the coolest temperatures we’ve had so far this fall across West Side Valleys. Widespread frost is likely as temperatures will be in upper 20’s and low 30’s. Locations in Siskiyou County are starting off in the mid and upper 20’s and will also have widespread frost. Another cold night … Continue reading »

Freeze Warnings & Frost Adv. For Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION It was a cold start to the work week on Monday, but by Tuesday morning, temperatures will be about five degrees cooler.  Believe it or not, this is expected to be the first frost and/or freeze for west side valleys this fall – almost a month later than usual.  Although temperatures will seem frigid Tuesday morning, … Continue reading »

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