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 »

First Freeze Likely for Valleys Tuesday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will stay quiet today under the influence of high pressure. Northeasterly winds are keeping the Southern Oregon Coast clear this morning. Temperatures will be mild in Curry County by this afternoon due to the sun and weak offshore flow. Inland, dense fog has developed across Jackson County. Visiblities will stay … Continue reading »

Right Back into an Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Before the weekend arrived, models were suggesting that we would be getting a dominant ridge of high pressure and there was no end in sight. With high pressure, comes calm conditions with sunny skies. However, as is typical with forecast models. anything past a few days will likely change. So the monotonous days … Continue reading »

High Pressure Helps Weaken Next Front

WEATHER DISCUSSION A ridge of high pressure has built in over the west, and although the next storm system will weaken it, that ridge is exactly what keeps the front from making a big impact in southern Oregon and northern California.  By Sunday evening, showers will drift in with the cold front from the north, … Continue reading »

A Quiet, Pleasant Weekend Awaits

WEATHER DISCUSSION A ridge of high pressure has built over the western United States and pushed the jet stream well to our north.  That means the storm track is displaced northward as well.  So, we will look forward to a few quiet, less active days to end the weekend and start next week. A cold front … Continue reading »

Quiet Weather with Mild Afternoons

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will move in today keeping the weather quiet and inactive through the weekend. This stagnant weather pattern will lead to chilly mornings but mild afternoons. We also have entered that time of year when we begin clouding over every morning across the valleys. Areas of fog will continue developing daily … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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