Ask the Meteorologist: The Chetco Effect

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST What is the Chetco Effect, and Why Does it Only Happen in Brookings? If you are a native to Southern Oregon or Northern California, you have probably heard of the Chetco Effect. It is a naturally occurring weather phenomenon that is exclusive to the Brookings Harbor area. It is when warm air … Continue reading »

Sunny & Hot for Second Half of Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather continues to remain very inactive. Offshore winds are keeping Brookings very warm for a fourth day in a row. Fire weather warnings are in effect through 9pm Saturday evening and will likely go into effect again on Sunday. Humidities are low and winds strong; under this weather pattern, you can … Continue reading »

Deputy in Critical After Rescuing Teen

BROOKINGS, Ore., — A Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy, who swam into the ocean to help a 14-year-old boy caught in a rip current, is in critical condition. Deputy Terry Brown spent 45 minutes in the cold water but Sheriff John Bishop says his risk saved the teen’s life. A call came in Monday night off … Continue reading »

Brookings Considering Gas Tax

BROOKINGS, Ore.– Brookings Commissioners are preparing to ask voters to approve a tax gas to help pay for road maintenance and construction. The idea was discussed at a work session, Tuesday. A measure is expected to be drafted later this month. The tax would be between one and three cents per gallon and replace current … Continue reading »

Man Rescued from Bottom of Cliff

NEAR BROOKINGS, Ore. — A Brookings man was saved via a search and rescue mission Friday evening after the Curry County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 transfer call from the Brookings Police Department alerting them of the situation. Residents of the Rainbow Rock Condominiums just north of Brookings on Highway 101 reported that a male … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Chetco Effect

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST How come the Chetco River effects the weather in Brookings but the Rogue River has no affect on the weather in Gold Beach? Curtis Kline, Medford The Chetco Effect is just a phrase too account for the very warm easterly winds that can ever so quickly warm Brookings into the 70′s … Continue reading »

Sunny & Warm for your Thursday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to sit over the region. This is bringing clear skies to all areas, including the Coastline where the Chetco Effect is being enhanced from the offshore wind. Today and tomorrow Brookings will see highs in the 70′s. It will return again on Monday. For inland areas, temperatures continue to … Continue reading »

Slowly Warming Up Tuesday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Crystal clear skies are continuing to bring cool morning temperatures to our region. High pressure will be the dominant weather feature over the Northwest in the coming days. An east, northeasterly wind will enhance the Chetco Effect again today in Brookings. Yesterday, the airport hit 77 and again today the mid 70’s … Continue reading »

Another Hot Day in Store

  The thermal trough that has developed as a result of the high pressure ridge over the NW, brought an offshore wind flow this afternoon to the Coast. The 1940 afternoon high record of 86 degrees was easily surpassed in Brookings as temperatures rose to 95 at the Airport! There are other reports of even … Continue reading »

Isolated T-Storms This Weekend

Humidites are very low across the viewing area, although they are slightly higher than yesterday. Scattered showers are beginning to pop up along the Cascades, on the East Side and in Siskiyou County. These dry conditions are due to the offshore flow. Brookings again reached the upper 80′s and a heat advisory is in effect … Continue reading »

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