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 »

Showers and T-Storms Move in Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday was yet another dry day as our region was caught in a dry slot moving through the upper air. Visible imagery showed cumulus clouds parked over the Northern Coast, west side valleys, and the Cascades. All other areas experienced some light cirrus through the day. Cooler temperatures were experienced today as a … Continue reading »

Cooler and Comfortable for Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Memorial Day A dry slot in the overhead moisture allowed for a beautiful and warm Memorial Day. Some showers were present at the coast and in the Cascades, however the majority of the moisture stayed to our north. Partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures will be the story for Tuesday. A weak cold front … Continue reading »

Spotty Showers for Memorial Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION A low pressure system waiting just offshore of British Columbia will slowly begin its descent into our region. It will be pushing a few cold fronts our way. One will be overnight on Sunday allowing for clouds to begin building Sunday afternoon. Light, isolated rain showers will accompany this system. Showers will start … Continue reading »

Clouds Increasing on Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A high pressure ridge is slowly slipping to the east of our region. This was the cause of the mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures for Saturday. The only area that had more cloud coverage was the coast seeing overcast Saturday morning then progressing to partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. The ridge … Continue reading »

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