Air Quality Impacts Region-Wide

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds are out of the West, Southwest allowing smoke to filter over the state border into Southern Oregon. Air quality continues to be poor in Siskiyou County locations and throughout the morning was reading between moderate and unhealthy for sensitive groups across the Valley. Winds will stay out of the west, southwest … Continue reading »

The Haze and Heat Hang Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although we saw a break from the smoke and haze for a few days in northern California and southern Oregon, it definitely made a return Wednesday.  In fact, as winds shifted late Tuesday evening, air quality began to decrease in Fort Jones and Etna, and as the sun rose Wednesday, it was evident … Continue reading »

Smoke Still Thick In Siskiyou County

WEATHER DISCUSSION High temperatures were several degrees cooler Friday than Thursday behind a cold front that passed early Friday morning.  We saw mostly sunny skies throughout southern Oregon, but in northern California, smoke impaired visibility in central Siskiyou County.  Air quality in Fort Jones and Etna has been reading in the “very unhealthy” category off … Continue reading »

Beginning a Less Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday evening’s thunderstorms popped up in parts of northern California and east of the Cascades. They were more isolated in nature and did not produce as much lightning as Monday’s storms in Josephine and Jackson Counties.  As the storms exit the region, a more quiet pattern takes over, but not before bringing some cloud cover … Continue reading »

Warmer With Sunshine Through the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a week with unusually cool temperatures and equally unusual summer rainfall, the weekend looks to be more on track for this time of year.  In fact, temperatures will warm a bit above average, and will stay that way for a few days.    Sunshine starts us out on Saturday, but by the beginning … Continue reading »

Storm Threat Remains Low For Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thunderstorms from Wednesday afternoon have been much more isolated than earlier in the week.  As expected, most of the action has been in southern Lake County and in southern Modoc and Siskiyou Counties.  Northern California will see a few storms on Thursday, but the remainder of the region will stay mainly dry. Air … Continue reading »

More T-Storms on the Way Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The burning wildfires are now impacting our air quality levels ..reading moderate to unhealthy across much of the area. The smoke has also kept our temperatures slightly cooler, by about 5-10 degrees. Clouds are streaming in from our south and west, increasing the moisture content in our air. Higher humidities will help … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Through The Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the Oregon Gulch fire burned, along with many other fires in the vicinity, smoke filled the skies in northern California and portions of southern Oregon Friday afternoon.  If the fires continue to burn, the smoke we are seeing will persist for the next few days.  There is no major change to the current weather … Continue reading »

Still Quiet & Warm Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another quiet day is ahead as high pressure continues to sit over our region. Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler today, but still warm & above average. The offshore wind will weaken today, so the high in Brookings should be cooler than past days. Winds will pick up across all locations … Continue reading »

Valley Fog, Mild & Sunny Above

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front is bringing a few light showers along and west of the Cascades with reports of only a few hundredths to a tenth of an inch, mainly at the higher elevations. This system will continue to bring isolated light showers this evening ending near midnight across the area. Once the … Continue reading »

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