A Change in the Pattern on the Horizon

WEATHER DISCUSSION Over the past week or so, southern Oregon and northern California has been trapped under a strong ridge of high pressure.  The temperature inversion associated with the ridge has held in not only the fog that developed, but also pollution from sources like wood burning stoves.  We will finally get a storm system … Continue reading »

Dense Fog Hangs Around For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As has been the case for the past week or so, high pressure remains in control, and the associated temperature inversions around the area are strong.  These inversions act like a lid on the lower portions of the atmosphere, holding in the fog that develops but allowing for mild, if not almost warm, … Continue reading »

Temperatures Slowly Recovering

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, another quiet day was the story for today. High pressure moving in from the west as been keeping us dry. Warmer temperatures are slowly creeping in as winds turn from the south, and clearing occurs in the afternoons. We started Saturday off with very cold overnight lows due to the clear … Continue reading »

Snow Levels Drop Low This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front moving in early tomorrow morning is already dropping rain and snow in the region. This front will be followed by another one on Monday morning keeping rain and snow in the forecast through that time frame. These events will not be so much of a rain event as they will … Continue reading »

Cool Saturday Before Things Get COLD

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday brought a good mix of clouds and sun to the area, and by the afternoon, skies were mostly clear.  With that clearing, temperatures will sink to the teens and 20’s in the basin and northern California tonight.  West side valleys and coastal locations will see lows in the 30’s and 40’s. Since … Continue reading »

Quiet, But Cold For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday’s cold front ushered in a swath of colder temperatures, and for the next week or so, they won’t be going anywhere.  Fortunately, we won’t be seeing any particularly messy storm systems tracking through the area, but a few rain and snow showers are in the cards. The cold air is even making … Continue reading »

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 »

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