A Warm End to the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION June 21st – The Official First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice) A weak ridge of high pressure has moved its way onshore and is clearing us out for the next day or so. High temperatures today were already above average. Clear skies and a windy afternoon was what we got for Saturday. Sunday … Continue reading »

Warming Up Into Summer

WEATHER DISCUSSION Early this morning, a very weak cold front moved through the area, bringing some fog to the coast and clouds to other locations.  Although the day began with clouds moving through, they didn’t stick around during the afternoon hours.  Temperatures were a bit cooler than Thursday’s highs, but only dropped near the seasonal … Continue reading »

Cooling a Bit For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure has been in control over the past couple of days, and that meant mostly sunny skies for the first half of Thursday.  Throughout the afternoon, clouds started rolling in, and that will continue into the evening.   It’s a sign that the weather pattern is once again shifting, with another low pressure system poised … Continue reading »

Late Season Frost in the Basin

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a brutal few weeks with temperatures nearing records, we have centered ourselves in a weather pattern that is promoting cooler, yet comfortable afternoon temperatures. A series of cold front moved through at the beginning of the weekend and brought with it a cool air mass that dropped our afternoon temperatures by 5-20 … Continue reading »

Temperatures Cooling Off a Bit

WEATHER DISCUSSION The dominant ridge of high pressure is finally starting to break down and with this will come a better chance for cloud coverage and cooler temperatures. Over the last few days we’ve been closer to record temperatures than we have been to seasonal averages. Cooler air being sent in behind a weak cold … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Anvil Clouds

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What is an Anvil Cloud?” Alexander Lopez – Eagle Point Anvil clouds, also known as “Cumulonimbus Incus” are a very common concurrence when thunderstorms are present. When cumulus clouds start growing and expanding, updrafts in the storm continue pushing the cloud particles into the upper atmosphere. At this point, winds begin to … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Threat at Maximum

WEATHER FORECAST Official Start of Fire Season for: Lake, Klamath, Josephine and Jackson Counties Today had the worst threat for thunderstorms this week as instability and heat is building up cells of showers in the region. Activity is confined to the Cascades, Basin and Northern California for tonight. As of 7:00pm Monday, over 200 lightning … Continue reading »

T-Storms Developing in the Region

WEATHER DISCUSSION Current radar picking up a well defined line of showers and thunderstorms developing. Instability is greatest in the Klamath Basin today however, we are seeing thunderstorms develop in Siskiyou County as well. The Rogue Valley continued to see mostly sunny skies through Friday because of a warm layer above the surface. Clouds can … Continue reading »

Chances for Showers Diminishing

WEATHER DISCUSSION Models are beginning to trend towards a dryer weekend coming up. At first, showers were expected in all regions. Now, models are indicating that activity will be very light and isolated and will be confined to the mountains, basin, and Siskiyou County. The valleys and the coast will just get some light cloud … Continue reading »

Drying up, but T-Storms on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Some showers fell Wednesday as the upper level low tracked eastward onshore through the day. First, at the coast and in the Coastal Range in the morning hours, then in the Cascades and the Northern tier of the forecast area. The heaviest of rain fell near Port Orford and Bandon. Most of the … Continue reading »

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