Active Weather to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After weeks of dry weather, we enter our first active weather pattern of the 2014-15 water year. I’ll break it down by the specifics by category: Smoke: Upper air surface models show that the low pressure system offshore will keep winds out of the south, southwest for the beginning of the week. Therefore, … Continue reading »

Cooler Air and Showers on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Before we start talking about the wonderful thought of showers and cooler air. I must discuss the next few days. We’ll still be getting hot afternoon temperatures as the axis of the high pressure ridge sits over us. In fact, the warmest day should be Sunday, but only by a few degrees at … Continue reading »

Smoky This Weekend, Cooler Next Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds aloft continue to blow from the southwest, pushing the smoke into southern Oregon.  There will be no major change in this pattern until a cold front passes towards the middle of next week.  This not only shifts the winds, but it also drops high temperatures down to the upper 70′s and lower … Continue reading »

Haze & Smoke Return to Southern Oregon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A fire weather warning is in effect through 10am Friday for the Cascades and Eastern Douglas County. This warning is for very dry air and conditions that promote active wildfire behavior. Winds will shift again for today, helping to bring smoke back into Central Siskiyou County and much of Southern Oregon. The … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Concerns & Smoky Skies

WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds aloft shifted Thursday, rerouting the smoke from the Happy Camp Complex back into southern Oregon.  By the afternoon, a veil of smoke was visible in southern Jackson and Klamath Counties.  This will continue throughout the weekend and most of next week. The heat will do the same, at least in the short-term.  Highs … Continue reading »

Summer by Day, Fall by Night

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds remain out of the ENE this morning keeping the smoke out of Central Siskiyou County and just south of Del Norte County. Because winds are northeasterly moreso than easterly, the bulk of the smoke will remain south of the Southern Oregon Coast. A fire weather watch is in effect for the … Continue reading »

Summer Is Hanging On Tight

WEATHER DISCUSSION High temperatures Wednesday were several degrees warmer than Tuesday, and the warm up persists through the weekend.  On Friday, highs will be in the upper 90′s – that’s over ten degrees warmer than average for most locations.  By the middle of next week, a cold front passes to bring highs closer to what is … Continue reading »

Summer-Like Weather Moving Back In

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The storm track remains well off to our north this morning, keeping the weather very dry and inactive through the next week or so. High pressure will help to bring easterly winds to the low levels these next 48 hours. That is going to clear out the smoke in Central Siskiyou County … Continue reading »

Cool & Clear Tonight, Sunny Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds have shifted behind the passage of the cold front Monday.  That has pushed the majority of the smoke back into southern and western Siskiyou County, which means air quality in locations like Etna and Fort Jones is still diminished.  Elsewhere, however, conditions have improved substantially, mainly across southern Oregon.  This break from the smoke … Continue reading »

Briefly Cooler & a Break From the Smoke

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thick smoke enveloped most of the area throughout the weekend, and today was no different.  Fortunately, there has been a change in the wind.  A cold front passed through the area Monday evening, which created gusty winds and tried to pop up a few showers and storms with little success.  Tuesday will bring cooler … Continue reading »

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