The Haze and Heat Hang Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although we saw a break from the smoke and haze for a few days in northern California and southern Oregon, it definitely made a return Wednesday.  In fact, as winds shifted late Tuesday evening, air quality began to decrease in Fort Jones and Etna, and as the sun rose Wednesday, it was evident … Continue reading »

Near 100 Today, Cooler for the Holiday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to be our dominant weather feature. This is keeping the storm track to our north and allowing warmer air to filter into the Northwest. Highs will be flirting with 100 across the West Side this afternoon and 90 in the Basin. Winds will be shifting throughout the day today. … Continue reading »

The Heat Continues For a Few More Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures climbed into the upper 90′s on Tuesday afternoon.  The next couple of afternoons will also be toasty, but relief is in sight.  By the weekend, highs will drop back down into the middle 80′s. A ridge of high pressure has been building over the Pacific Northwest, which has helped afternoon temperatures reach values nearly … Continue reading »

Summer Heat in Full Swing

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will build into the West these next couple of days, allowing our temperatures to climb. We’ll be flirting with 100 across West Side Valleys by Wednesday. Skies will stay sunny across inland locations and will start off with clouds and fog at the coast. For now, the weather will stay … Continue reading »

The Heat Peaks Mid-Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Highs Monday were a few degrees above average, for the most part, but over the next few days, temperatures will be approaching triple digits.  An area of low pressure brought a few showers to extreme southeastern Modoc County earlier on Monday, but as that low continues to exit the area, high pressure builds … Continue reading »

Offshore Winds Warm Up the Coast

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather continues to remain inactive this week. An offshore wind weather pattern will set up the next 48 hours keeping coastal communities mild through Tuesday night. Temperatures will easily climb into the 70′s and 80′s here. Unfortunately offshore winds drop the moisture content in the air across inland locations. Between low … Continue reading »

Quakes, Storms, Heat, and Smoke

WEATHER DISCUSSION Well to say that today has been interesting (weather-wise) is an understatement. Starting early this morning, we have seen many things change with the weather, plus an earthquake in California to top it all off. First, we’ll talk about the earthquake that happened near the San Francisco Bay Area. While not a weather … Continue reading »

Comfortable Temperatures Stick Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cooler air mass that moved in a few days ago is still sitting over the region and allowing for temperatures to be near or a little above average. For today, temperatures were a little warmer than the last couple of afternoons. However, until Tuesday, these comfortable afternoon highs will be lingering. Sunny … Continue reading »

Smoke Still Thick In Siskiyou County

WEATHER DISCUSSION High temperatures were several degrees cooler Friday than Thursday behind a cold front that passed early Friday morning.  We saw mostly sunny skies throughout southern Oregon, but in northern California, smoke impaired visibility in central Siskiyou County.  Air quality in Fort Jones and Etna has been reading in the “very unhealthy” category off … Continue reading »

Perfect Way to Kick Off the Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The West Coast continues to remain in between two air masses, keeping our winds north, northwesterly. Because we’re in between the two, temperatures are staying very comfortable region-wide …and below average. The marine layer is developing at the coast but there isn’t much in the way of fog just yet. It’s pushing … Continue reading »

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