A Stormy Tuesday and a Cooler Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our typical summertime thunderstorm events usually only produce a few isolated cells through late afternoon, but the past few days this has not been the case.  Monday featured widespread thunderstorm activity, accompanied by heavy rain and hundreds of lightning strikes.  Tuesday’s storms occurred in waves, one which moved north along and east of the Cascades … Continue reading »

Widespread, Frequent Lightning

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Monday evening brought frequent lightning strikes throughout Northern California and up into southern Oregon.  Storms traveled from the southeast into Jackson and Josephine Counties, and lightning strikes in Medford caused power outages.  Some storms reached severe limits in Siskiyou County, producing heavy rain and gusty winds. This uptick in thunderstorm activity … Continue reading »

Pleasant Temperatures For One More Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front swept through the area Wednesday morning, and in its wake, temperatures have been much cooler.  In fact, most locations saw highs around ten degrees below average.  We will still be on the cool side Thursday, but this unseasonable weather will only last a short time longer.  By the weekend, highs will … Continue reading »

Cooler With a Few Showers For Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thunderstorms and lightning strikes scattered the landscape Tuesday, and after a very active afternoon and evening, southern Oregon and northern California will see a much quieter day Wednesday.  While a few embedded rumbles of thunder are possible, most locations will see scattered to isolated showers with the passage of a cold front. Along with Tuesday evening’s … Continue reading »

Cooler Air Moving In

WEATHER DISCUSSION A change in the weather pattern is in swing. We will see a slight break from the scorching heat for a few days. This will also come with afternoon thunderstorms. Today, afternoon highs were only a few degrees below what they were yesterday. We still sit well above average, but every afternoon we … Continue reading »

Record Temperatures in Jeopardy

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a week we’ve had, weather wise, this week with the hot temperatures to start. Then, we received a weak cold front that lowered temperatures a bit, and brought in afternoon thunderstorms and dry lightning. Some of that dry lightning caused wildfires in Northern California and east of the Cascades. We closed out … Continue reading »

Keeping it Cooler

WEATHER DISCUSSION  The area of low pressure that entered the area today brought clouds and a few spotty showers to the coast, while the Rogue Valley saw partly cloudy skies and gusty winds.  Temperatures were several degrees cooler today than yesterday, but the cooler temperatures are not done making an impact. Tomorrow a few isolated … Continue reading »

A Break From the Heat

WEATHER DISCUSSION We’ve been keeping an eye on an area of low pressure centered off the coast of Washington.  While high pressure has been in control over the past several days, the center of the ridge will shift towards the east, allowing the low to takes its place.  This next storm will bring temperatures 10 … Continue reading »

Active Weather on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION It was a summer-like day, with temperatures above average, gusty winds, and abundant sunshine.  However, over the next couple of days, the pattern will be changing as a system off-shore drifts near the region.   By Wednesday, the Chetco Effect will be ending for Brookings.  High pressure will weaken as the approaching low and cold front bring a few … 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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