Air Quality Good, For Now

WEATHER DISCUSSION Light winds out of the southeast kept smoke in Josephine and Curry Counties overnight. The Rogue Valley, the Cascades and the Basin will all see smoke, but not until the winds move out of the south. Current models have both upper level and surface winds out of the south at about 11 a.m. … Continue reading »

Much Warmer This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Fall is almost here but Summer will try to give us another punch before it’s done. High pressure moved into the region allowing for a thermal trough situation to set up.  The trough sat at the coast yesterday, which kept winds flowing offshore and warmed up the coast significantly. Brookings hit 94 degrees … Continue reading »

Summer Heat Returns into Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The fire weather warnings across our forecast area have been extended through 11pm Friday night. This warning is still for the northeasterly winds in place and thus, very dry air. Winds will stay breezy this afternoon with average winds between 10 & 20mph. Because winds are easterly, smoke is traveling west into … Continue reading »

Clear, but Warming Up Into the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Dominant region of high pressure over the Pacific creating clear conditions across the region. This feature, along with the thermal trough that has formed at the coast is allowing for temperatures to rise quite a bit. Thursday, temperatures were up an average of 5-10 degrees from just 24-hours ago. The extreme being Brookings. … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Concerns Ongoing Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds remain out of the northeast this morning, keeping temperatures mild in Brookings and above the 70 degree mark. Inland, the clear skies are allowing temperatures to drop into the 40′s and 50′s. Aside from the fire weather concerns, it will again be a quiet day with temperatures trending warmer than Thursday … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Concerns Continue Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front passed through the area Tuesday night, dropping temperatures and humidity and increasing winds.  With gusty winds still in the forecast Thursday, the fire weather warning continues.  It is already in effect for a large portion of southern Oregon and northern California and will expire at 10 PM Thursday. Although temperatures … Continue reading »

Winds Raise Fire Weather Concerns Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure moving through the Pacific Northwest will bring strong northeasterly winds to the region today. These offshore winds will continue through the next 48 hours. Not only will the winds remain strong, but the humidities will stay very low. Fire weather warnings are in place for the Cascades, … Continue reading »

Gusty Winds and Fire Weather Warnings

WEATHER DISCUSSION As a cold front passes through the area, temperatures will drop a bit, but the main concerns will focus around falling humidity and gusty winds.  Since the winds will be shifting behind the cold front, a dry wind from the northeast will be blowing Wednesday and Thursday.  All of these issues combine to … Continue reading »

Increasing Winds Raise Fire Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to bring sunny skies and quiet weather. Winds are starting off out of the NE this morning and that is keeping smoke out of Ft. Jones and Yreka. This will likely change through the course of the day as winds shift again …this around, to the NNW. Smoke will … Continue reading »

Sunny and Warm Through the Work Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weekend’s cold front dropped temperatures down to the 80′s, but highs on Labor Day were much warmer.  Lots of sunshine sent temperatures into the lower 90′s in the Rogue Valley, and even along the coast in Brookings, highs were in the upper 80′s.  Warmer temperatures on the coast were due to the … Continue reading »

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