Warm & Dry, then Showers & Thunderstorms

An upper low will be the main weather influence through the week with warm and dry conditions to start the week then the chance for showers and thunderstorms midweek. The upper low is going to re-enter the jetstream and create a negatively tilted jetstream, which is the ideal setup for thunderstorms. The low will usher … Continue reading »

Smoke Will Travel Further West

A weak offshore flow is now beginning to develop across the region. This is due to a new air mass that is allowing for a thermal heat low to form. The counter clockwise flow around this is bringing that offshore flow, along with smoke and haze to Curry County. This pattern will continue into the … Continue reading »

Warming Up Again & Smoke Outlook

A low pressure off-shore will be the man weather pattern through early next week. This will bring calmer winds overnight and more northerly, this means the heaviest smoke will head due south and even west at times. Smoke overnight will impact the Illinois Valley and Curry coast more so and during the day the smoke … Continue reading »

Smoke is Here to Stay

Stepping outside you may have noticed the cooler temperatures, that’s due to an upper low that’s sitting over the region ushering in cooler westerly flow. That westerly flow also means inland areas, especially valleys and the east side, will see even more smoke today and poor air quality. Without significant rain in the near future, … Continue reading »

Smoke Choking Much of Southern Oregon

SELMA, Ore. – Thick smoke continues to tighten its choke hold across Southern Oregon, impacting air quality and forcing people to take steps to protect their health. The smoke from six wildfires across southwest Oregon have been swept across our region and into Northern California. Air quality levels have been constantly changing, but reporting stations … Continue reading »

Smoke, Cowlitz Can’t Slow Down Rogues

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Rogues rode the left arm of Mac Acker to a 5-2 win to clinch a sweep over Cowlitz on Monday night. Acker threw eight innings, allowed one earned run and struck out four. Jerad Casper was 2-4 with three RBI’s to lead Medford to its tenth consecutive win at home. … Continue reading »

Air Quality Impacts Next Few Days

A cooler and new air mass is now settling in. This air mass is stable, bringing dry conditions but breezy afternoon winds. The humidities are higher and this has helped crews, but the firefighting efforts are battling average wind speeds in the teens with gusts even highers. This will be the trend again into Monday, … Continue reading »

Increasing Sunshine On The Way

With high pressure just off shore we’ll continue to see weak systems slide down the front side bringing light precipitation to mainly areas to our northwest but areas of Coos and Douglas county could see more light rain today and the Cascades could see some snow showers at times today. Areas further to the south … Continue reading »

Pollutants On The Increase

A high pressure ridge will continue to keep hold over our atmosphere through the weekend which will strengthen the inversion and air stagnation which means pollutants may reach unhealthy levels by weeks end. You can find a link to the DEQ website to find air quality levels in your area under weather links. For the … Continue reading »

Warming Trend Kicks Off

High pressure will continue to be the main weather system in our area for the rest of the week which means areas of overnight fog and afternoon sunshine as well as a warming trend through the week. No significant precipitation is forecast for the rest of the week, however a weak cold front will slide … Continue reading »

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