How Long Will Air Quality Be Poor?

Aric Adams Mae Richardson “Since we’ve had ‘Unhealthy’ air quality, how long would it take to get back to normal?” With smoke in the region air quality all depends on where that smoke is. If winds switch direction and if we get decent rain, air quality can change quickly. It can take anywhere from weeks … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Activity Continues

An upper-low continues to spin disturbances through the viewing area bringing more thunderstorms today through the weekend. The next disturbance will bring thunderstorms as early as early this afternoon in northern California then move into southwest Oregon later in the afternoon. Thunderstorm activity will become more scattered into this evening with thunderstorms ending by or … Continue reading »

Increasing T’Storm Activity

Several hundred cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were reported from last night in our viewing area, and while thunderstorms have died out this morning, the threat is not over. This afternoon thunderstorms will return more scattered than yesterday and overnight. The storm threat exists for the entire region, with a slight chance at the coast. There is … Continue reading »

T-Storm Threat Begins Tuesday

Thunderstorms will become a threat beginning Tuesday. A cut off low is going to hang along the western coast, bringing surges of moisture and several disturbances our way through the week. Storm activity will start off dry tomorrow, and isolated as well. Showers are more likely than thunderstorms, but a surge of moisture will move … Continue reading »

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 »

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