A Fairly Nice Weekend On the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Usually on Thursday and Friday, the weather discussions focus on the weekend forecast.  However, things are a little different because all eyes are on the next cold front set to move through next Tuesday.  With each model run, rain chances remain decent and the cool down is significant. But for old time’s sake, … Continue reading »

Days Get Gradually Cooler

WEATHER DISCUSSION While all eyes are focused on the promising storm system moving through at the beginning of next week,  keep in mind that temperatures WILL be cooling down before the next cold front.  Highs were already about five degrees cooler Wednesday than they were Tuesday, and that slow cooling trend will continue. Models seem … Continue reading »

Summer-Like Temperatures Return

WEATHER DISCUSSION One more morning of cold temperatures awaits, then highs will be climbing as we head into the weekend.  Wednesday morning, we saw lows as cold as the middle to upper 20′s east of the Cascades, and while it won’t be that cold Thursday morning, temperatures will be low enough for another frost or … Continue reading »

Temps Fall To Freezing In the Basin

WEATHER DISCUSSION The cooler air behind last night’s cold front is no surprise, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a shock to the system for those that live in the Klamath Basin and parts of northern California.  Lows Wednesday morning will be in the lower 30′s, down to the middle 20′s east of the … Continue reading »

Cooler Tuesday, Cold By Tuesday Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front is pushing through Monday evening, and that means a good bit of cloud cover and a few spotty showers Monday night.  By Tuesday afternoon, temperatures will be a couple of degrees cooler than Monday, but temperatures take a nose dive Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. In portions of northern California … Continue reading »

A Few Showers Possible By Monday Evening

WEATHER DISCUSSION Another cold front is approaching the West Coast, but this one is much weaker and does not have nearly the moisture as the system last week.  That being said, a few showers are still possible as it approaches the area Monday evening, but don’t expect much measurable rainfall or a drastic drop in daytime … Continue reading »

Rain Starting to Fizzle Out

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have finally seen the heaviest of rain that will fall with this system. The last 48 hours proved to bring more rain than expected to our region, allowing for a little relief from the extremely dry conditions we’ve seen for a while. Early estimates with this storm were showing less than an … Continue reading »

Rain Continues Wed. Night, Showers Thur.

WEATHER DISCUSSION A very slow-moving cold front trudged its way inland Wednesday leaving a swath of substantial rainfall in its wake.  As expected the highest rain totals have been along the coast, with amounts between four and five inches reported near Brookings!  The rain will slowly make its way eastward through the overnight hours, and … Continue reading »

A Wet Wednesday Brings Flood Dangers

WEATHER DISCUSSION A large, textbook, comma-shaped area of low pressure is poised to make its way inland over the next 24 hours.  We’ve been anticipating the strength of this storm system for about a week now, and although models are a bit inconsistent with the exact timing of the cold front, most model outlooks agree … Continue reading »

Founder’s Day Fire Affected by Weather

Crater Lake, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park experienced a strong warming and drying weather trend between September 11th and September 16th.  During this period the Founders Day Fire grew steadily from 15 acres to 188 acres. On September 17th the passage of a cold front and associated low pressure trough brought moderating conditions to the fire … Continue reading »

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