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 »

Ask the Meteorologist: Mountain Impacts

How are the mountain ranges a factor in the type of weather you may have in a region? Adam Bickel Central Point   The mountains have a tremendous impact on the type of weather a distinct area sees. A perfect example is the Pacific Northwest where mountain ranges can bring inches of rainfall to the … Continue reading »

Warm & Dry Day Ahead

High pressure continues to sit over our region, bringing clear skies to the entire I-5 corridor. A thermal trough has developed to our south and its northern end has moved over Southern Oregon, leading to an offshore wind along the Coastline where temperatures have not dropped below 80 this morning. Sunday afternoon Brookings Airport reached … Continue reading »

Gradual Clearing Today & Warmer

Yesterday’s upper level disturbance has certainly brought cooler temperatures to the region. Just after the showers and storms passed, temperatures dropped dramatically and this morning is already getting off to a cool fall start. Heavy rains fell across the viewing area and flash flooding even brought trouble to Central Point where almost one inch of … Continue reading »

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