Storm Risk Much More Isolated Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION More thunderstorms dotted the landscape Tuesday evening, bringing locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning back to the Klamath Basin and northern California.  Pea sized hail was even reported near Altamont.  Fortunately, for Wednesday, the storm threat is much lower, and storms in these same locations will be much more isolated in nature. There … Continue reading »

Isolated Storms Back For Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Monday afternoon brought widespread thunderstorms to the Klamath Basin and northern California.  Heavy rain fell in central Klamath County, and frequent lightning strikes accompanied the slow moving thunderstorms.  Activity will begin to die down tonight, with a few embedded rumbles of thunder still possible, but the risk is back for Tuesday. … Continue reading »

Lightning Threat Back For Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Smoke once again left a yellow-tinged veil across southern Oregon and northern California Sunday afternoon.  Several fires continue to burn in the area, and winds aloft have transported smoke throughout the region.  Air quality is still being affected, and in Klamath Falls, readings were in the “unhealthy” category Sunday evening.  All of this, … 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 »

A Pleasant Labor Day Weekend

High pressure will build over the Southwest through the weekend starting a warming trend into Sunday for the Pacific Northwest. The warm-up is short-lived, however, as a disturbance rotating in the Gulf of Alaska approaches on Labor Day. This system will run into the ridge and weaken as it moves inland bringing only a slight … Continue reading »

A Few Showers Then Warming Up

A cold front will bring showers to the coast today with a few isolated sprinkles possible for west side areas this morning. Spotty showers also possible in the Cascades today with a slight chance for isolated thunderstorms this afternoon, mainly north of Crater Lake. Ahead of this front winds will be breezy with the gusty … Continue reading »

Front Brings Showers

A cold front will bring increasing clouds today and showers tonight at the coast. As the system moves inland tomorrow it will weaken and push north, but could squeeze out a few showers to Douglas, Josephine and even areas of Jackson county. Medford will see the downslope effect that keeps the surrounding area relatively dry … Continue reading »

Feeling Like It Should To End Summer

A longwave trough will continue to stay offshore through Wednesday which will keep dry weather and seasonable temperatures for inland areas. Along and east of the Cascades will see gusty winds through Thursday until the first front passes through, this means any fires that spark could spread quickly. The next front will pass Thursday bringing … Continue reading »

Calmer & Cooler Week Ahead

A long wave trough will be the main weather system impacting our area through the week keeping temperatures near normal and a mix of sun and clouds inland. Disturbances will wrap around the low off shore that will mainly bring rain north of our viewing area, but we could see spotty light showers at the … Continue reading »

Cooler & Calmer Weather

The cut-off low that brought us thunderstorms yesterday has pushed north out of the area and today will be a much calmer weather day with unseasonably cool temperatures. Over the weekend a cold front will push through and a trough will settle over the Pacific Northwest, this will act to keep temperatures 5 to 10 … Continue reading »

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