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 »

Cold this Morning, Sun this Afternoon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another very cold morning will help to keep afternoon temperatures on the cooler side today. The Coast will be the warmest of the region as the Chetco Effect is enhanced again. The ridges will continue to see winds staying fairly breezy through the second half of the day before dying down for … 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 »

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