Slightly Cooler with Rain on the Horizon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather remains quiet today, although high temperatures will begin to inch their way down trending about five degrees cooler than Tuesday. The dry spell will keep skies sunny through the end of the week for inland locations. At the coast, the marine layer will continue to make an appearance one morning … Continue reading »

Fall Temperatures Within Sight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although the marine layer has returned to coastal locations and substantially dropped temperatures, there was no relief from the unseasonable heat for inland locations.  Highs in the Rogue Valley were once again 10 – 15 degrees above average, and although it seems like the cool down will never come, I promise it is … Continue reading »

Prescribed Burn Puts Haze In The Valley

NEAR EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Plumes of smoke are hovering over the Rogue Valley today, but it’s not because of a wildfire. The Bureau of Land Management said they are conducting a prescribed burn in Salt Creek, off of Highway 140, near Mount Pitt. Fifteen acres of leaf litter and shrubs are being burned to … Continue reading »

Finally, An Upcoming Change

WEATHER DISCUSSION After what seems like an eternity of sunny skies, dry air, and above average temperatures; a change is coming. The dominant ridge of high pressure is slowly breaking down and an end is finally in sight. Now that the high pressure is moving off to the east, cooler air will have a chance … Continue reading »

Fall Makes a Very Slow Comeback

WEATHER DISCUSSION While temperatures were still about 15 degrees above average Monday, a change is on the way.  It will be a very gradual cool down, but temperatures will finally be dropping by Thursday.  As time moves on, we will even be looking at rain chances returning to the area! Showers enter the forecast for … Continue reading »

Gradual Cooling Through the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now that the axis of the high pressure ridge has come and gone, the temperatures in the afternoons will start to cool off. However, it will not be a quick cool down. Temperatures will take their time only dropping an average of 2-5 degrees per afternoon. Only a few clouds will move overhead over … Continue reading »

Busy October in the Night Sky

WEATHER NEWS This month the heavens will get busy and give us a show. Just in time for October, our astronomy calendar brings us a meteor shower from Draco, the dragon’s mouth and also a blood moon! Don’t worry, it will be more beautiful, than scary. Here’s the breakdown: Draconids Meteor Shower The Draconids meteor … Continue reading »

Temperatures Cooling Through the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Over the past weekend, temperatures have felt more like summer than fall.  Finally, however, afternoon highs will start to drop towards the middle of the week to more seasonable values.  This cool down cannot be attributed to a cold front, however.  The drop in temperatures will be caused by the weakening of the … Continue reading »

Warmest Temperatures This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the axis of high pressure moves over the region, the warmest of the afternoon highs comes with it. Expect to be 10-15 degrees above average temperatures through the weekend. After Sunday, the ridge will slowly start breaking down, and that will allow for a gradual cool down over the course of the … Continue reading »

More Sunny Autumn Days Ahead

WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather pattern over the past couple of days has been stuck in a rut…or stuck in a ridge, to be more exact.  High pressure is holding strong for the time being, but even after the ridge over our region begins to weaken, there won’t be a huge change in the type of … Continue reading »

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