Air Quality Still Unhealthy In No. Cal.

WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds continue to blow from the west and southwest, and that has pushed the smoke from the Happy Camp Complex fires into southern Oregon again Thursday.  Air quality has been reading unhealthy across Siskiyou County, and even in Klamath Falls, air quality has been reading unhealthy as well. A cold front passes Friday … Continue reading »

The Haze and Heat Hang Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although we saw a break from the smoke and haze for a few days in northern California and southern Oregon, it definitely made a return Wednesday.  In fact, as winds shifted late Tuesday evening, air quality began to decrease in Fort Jones and Etna, and as the sun rose Wednesday, it was evident … Continue reading »

The Heat Continues For a Few More Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures climbed into the upper 90′s on Tuesday afternoon.  The next couple of afternoons will also be toasty, but relief is in sight.  By the weekend, highs will drop back down into the middle 80′s. A ridge of high pressure has been building over the Pacific Northwest, which has helped afternoon temperatures reach values nearly … Continue reading »

Comfortable Temperatures Stick Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cooler air mass that moved in a few days ago is still sitting over the region and allowing for temperatures to be near or a little above average. For today, temperatures were a little warmer than the last couple of afternoons. However, until Tuesday, these comfortable afternoon highs will be lingering. Sunny … Continue reading »

Smoke Still Thick In Siskiyou County

WEATHER DISCUSSION High temperatures were several degrees cooler Friday than Thursday behind a cold front that passed early Friday morning.  We saw mostly sunny skies throughout southern Oregon, but in northern California, smoke impaired visibility in central Siskiyou County.  Air quality in Fort Jones and Etna has been reading in the “very unhealthy” category off … Continue reading »

Temperatures Comfortable For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday’s temperatures were very near average for most locations.  Medford saw its average high for this time of year, as did Klamath Falls.  Expect slightly cooler temperatures on Friday as a weak cold front passes late Thursday night and early Friday morning.  It will also bring with it low clouds to portions of the coast … Continue reading »

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 »

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