CONSUMER REPORTS: Air Purifiers

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — Air cleaners make claims like “capture 99 percent of allergens and irritants,” “remove allergens like dust, pet dander and pollen,” healthier, fresher air.” Consumer Reports tested 26 portable air cleaners to see how well they work. Testers pump contaminants into a controlled chamber, dust, as well as smoke. Some of the models … Continue reading »

Summer Hangs On Tightly This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION With high pressure in control for the next couple of days, highs Saturday are going to be well above average.  For some locations, afternoon temperatures will reach near record values.  In Medford, the record high for September 20th is 98 degrees, and the forecast high is only one degree shy of that. That’s … Continue reading »

Fall-Like Weather Just for Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Fall-like weather is here today and boy does it feel nice. Temperatures are going to be closer to seasonal norms, starting off mild due to the cloud cover but not warming much this afternoon. We’ll top out in the 70′s and 80′s across most inland locations. The rain has allowed air quality … Continue reading »

Winds to Gust to 50mph in Shasta Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The area of low pressure moving into our region today will be bringing strong winds as it approaches. Winds will gust near 50mph in the Shasta Valley beginning early this afternoon. East of the Cascades gusts up to 45mph are likely. Because these strong winds will raise fire weather concerns for existing … Continue reading »

Poor Air Quality Across the Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. – Twenty four hour air quality readings are unhealthy as of 8:30a.m. in Medford and Grants Pass. Smoke settled across the Valley Tuesday night leading to the poor conditions. One hour readings are showing improvements though, reading good to moderate across the West Side. This suggests the air has improved since last night and is also … 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 »

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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