Some Winter Weather For Christmas Eve

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday brought another day of very mild temperatures.  Medford set a new record high of 62 degrees for December 23rd after beginning the day with a bit of patchy fog.  Remember the lovely day we had today, because conditions will be taking a 180 degree turn for Christmas Eve. In anticipation of rain … Continue reading »

Not Feeling Like the Start of Winter

WEATHER DISCUSSION Monday marked the first full day of astronomical winter.  However, with high temperatures nearly 20 degrees above average in some locations, it certainly didn’t feel much like we are approaching the peak of the holiday season.  We will see one more quiet day Tuesday, before the next cold front sweeps through Christmas Eve. … Continue reading »

A Pair of Storms For the Coming Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION While showers were very light and isolated today, that will not be the case as we head throughout the overnight hours of Thursday and in to Friday morning.  Another cold front will be moving through, and while it is not bringing a drastic drop in temperatures, it will keep snow levels fairly low … Continue reading »

Another Round of Rain Thursday PM

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak area of low pressure has been approaching the coast Wednesday, bringing about a quarter of an inch of rain to places like Brookings and Crescent City.  Northern California also saw a bit of measurable rain, but elsewhere, there wasn’t much in the bucket. Along with the rain came a bit of … Continue reading »

A Quiet Weekend With Cooler Temperatures

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday brought a few more showers to the area, but for higher elevations, it also brought measurable snowfall.  Mount Ashland reported several inches at the base, with Mount Shasta seeing a few inches of fresh snow as well.  As far as rainfall amounts, most were less than a quarter of a inch, with … Continue reading »

Gusty Wind & Driving Rain Winding Down

WEATHER DISCUSSION Hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall have been expected for days in advance, and right on schedule, the rainfall arrived and winds began to howl during the predawn hours Thursday morning.  Peak wind gusts occurred between 3:00 and 5:00 this morning as the strong area of low pressure skirted the Oregon coast.  The … Continue reading »

Round Two Of Wind & Rain Comes Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the title suggests, we are waiting for the second round of strong wind and heavy rain to move through Thursday.  Round one came Wednesday, bringing gusts over 80 mph to the coast near Port Orford and in the high terrain along the state line.  Although the winds died down Wednesday evening, the … Continue reading »

Nothing Shy About This Cold Front

WEATHER DISCUSSION The frontal boundary is still offshore, but we are getting a front row seat of the showers it is pushing in. Rain began falling at the coast around 3:00 p.m. as the boundary headed towards the coast. As of 10:00 p.m. Friday, all regions are getting some form of precipitation. The showers will last … Continue reading »

Next System Arriving Friday PM

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday morning began with dense fog all along the I-5 corridor.  At times, visibility was less than a quarter of a mile in the Rogue Valley.  Finally by the afternoon, the fog began to lift and we saw a peek of blue sky .  Along the coast, showers continued off and on, but … Continue reading »

Showers Diminish This Afternoon

WEATHER DISCUSSION The cold front has successfully passed through Southern Oregon and is headed into Northern California. Now, the bulk of the precipitation is there and as the day moves on, only light showers will be the story for our area. Snow levels started near 4,500′ this morning and quickly dropped allowing for snow to … Continue reading »

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