Fire Weather Concerns Continue Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front passed through the area Tuesday night, dropping temperatures and humidity and increasing winds.  With gusty winds still in the forecast Thursday, the fire weather warning continues.  It is already in effect for a large portion of southern Oregon and northern California and will expire at 10 PM Thursday. Although temperatures … Continue reading »

Sunny and Warm Through the Work Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weekend’s cold front dropped temperatures down to the 80′s, but highs on Labor Day were much warmer.  Lots of sunshine sent temperatures into the lower 90′s in the Rogue Valley, and even along the coast in Brookings, highs were in the upper 80′s.  Warmer temperatures on the coast were due to the … Continue reading »

Quakes, Storms, Heat, and Smoke

WEATHER DISCUSSION Well to say that today has been interesting (weather-wise) is an understatement. Starting early this morning, we have seen many things change with the weather, plus an earthquake in California to top it all off. First, we’ll talk about the earthquake that happened near the San Francisco Bay Area. While not a weather … Continue reading »

Scorching Heat Expected This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Summer weather is back and a high pressure ridge is building in. This is evident in the clear skies and warm temperatures that we had on Sunday. Temperatures were anywhere from 5-15 degrees warmer today than just 24 hours ago. The warm spot was at Brookings where a weak Chetco set up is … Continue reading »

Summer Weather is Back

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the rainfall and cloud coverage over the last few days, a high pressure pattern is moving back in. This will clear out the clouds and move in warmer air from the south. Right now, our upper level winds are in a zonal (west-to-east) flow bringing in a little bit of moisture. In … Continue reading »

Active Weather on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION It was a summer-like day, with temperatures above average, gusty winds, and abundant sunshine.  However, over the next couple of days, the pattern will be changing as a system off-shore drifts near the region.   By Wednesday, the Chetco Effect will be ending for Brookings.  High pressure will weaken as the approaching low and cold front bring a few … 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 »

Another Sunny Day with Warm Temps

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to sit over the West and this is bringing very quiet conditions to the I-5 corridor. An offshore wind is keeping Brookings very mild this AM  — starting off in the lower 70′s. Brookings will easily make it into the 80′s later today, but other coastal communities will likely … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Chetco Effect

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “I’ve been hearing a lot about the Chetco Effect, what is it?” Eric Knox SOU The Chetco Effect is a term to define the phenomenon in which dry adiabatic heating increases the temperature of an air mass as it descends the slopes where the Chetco River creates a valley and to a … 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 »

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