Showers Move in Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the long-awaited arrival of the rain, it is almost here. Showers are beginning to fall as far south as Newport along the coast (7:00 p.m.) and will slowly trickle down as the night progresses. Models have a Brookings landfall around 11:30 p.m. but timing could be +/- an hour. As Tuesday continues we … Continue reading »

Finally, An Upcoming Change

WEATHER DISCUSSION After what seems like an eternity of sunny skies, dry air, and above average temperatures; a change is coming. The dominant ridge of high pressure is slowly breaking down and an end is finally in sight. Now that the high pressure is moving off to the east, cooler air will have a chance … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Cloud Shapes

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why are clouds flat on the bottom?” Lucy G., Mr. Ward’s 6th Grade Class St. Mary’s School It’s important to remember that not all clouds are flat on the bottom, but the type we are talking about, and most clouds for that matter, are flat on the bottom.  We are going to … Continue reading »

Nice Weather to Close Out the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday began with cool temperatures and ended with a mild afternoon across the area.  Throughout the rest of the week, high temperatures below average will be the trend.  We will only start a warming again next week, when the high pressure ridge offshore strengthens over the northwest. Although most aspects of our weather have … Continue reading »

Beginning a Less Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday evening’s thunderstorms popped up in parts of northern California and east of the Cascades. They were more isolated in nature and did not produce as much lightning as Monday’s storms in Josephine and Jackson Counties.  As the storms exit the region, a more quiet pattern takes over, but not before bringing some cloud cover … Continue reading »

First Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION A closed upper level low is sitting off the coast of Northern California and bringing in a southerly flow. This is increasing the moisture and instability in our region to the point that daytime heating is allowing for these storms to develop across the thunderstorm hotspots. Starting around 2 p.m. lighting was detected … Continue reading »

A Break From the Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure slipping in from the south keeping the cloud coverage away from the inland locations moving into the weekend. This will give us a chance to dry up from the rains and thunderstorms that passed just a few days ago. We will also experience quite a warming trend into next week. This … Continue reading »

Rain and Thunderstorms On the Way Out

WEATHER DISCUSSION After four days of an evolving active weather pattern, the rain and thunderstorm threat is now coming to an end. The air mass is still very saturated with the moisture leftover from yesterday’s rains. However, a high pressure ridge will slowly creep to the north and allow for us to dry out and … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms for Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION Cloud coverage over the region gave us a nice relief from the scorching heat we were otherwise supposed to get. The forecast high for today was to be 100 degrees in Medford and 90 in Klamath Falls. The best we got to was 95 and 88 respectively. Which, is still warmer than expected … Continue reading »

Hot Again This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures, today, were about where they normally are for this time of the year. However, it was a definite change from what we’ve been seeing. The last few afternoons have been very comfortable. Cloud coverage from thunderstorms and a few cold fronts that ushered in cooler air was the reason for the wonderful … Continue reading »

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