Bitter Cold Again Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The bitter cold continues across the region. High pressure remains in control of our weather, bringing quiet conditions to the Northwest. Tuesday high temperatures did not warm out of the 20’s both west and east of the Cascades. For this reason, I have gone cooler than the computer models are suggesting today. … Continue reading »

Poor Air Quality & Still Cold

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A high pressure ridge continues to bring quiet weather, just cold conditions to the forecast area. Another single digit and subzero morning has come to an end and well below normal high temperatures are in the forecast today. Highs will struggle to warm into the 30’s across West Side Valleys, while they … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Supplies Fly Off Shelves

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Signs lead the way to I-5 over the Siskiyou Summit from exit 14.  Chains haven’t been required yet over the pass, but at gas stations at the last chance exit, they’re prepared for the first big freeze. “Not so soon in the season, but eventually. They’ll be rolling in,” said Valero … Continue reading »

Cold Today, Colder Tomorrow

  WEATHER DISCUSSION **UPDATED TO ACCOUNT FOR WINTER STORM WATCH** The arctic air mass that has been mentioned for days now is bringing temperatures well below normal. The Klamath Basin is starting the day off in the single digits this morning. Highs today will be in the 20’s & 30’s across inland locations. A freeze … Continue reading »

Frigid Temperatures Threaten Pipes

MEDFORD, Ore. — With frigid temperatures settling in and ice forming on windshields overnight, garden hoses may out of sight and out of mind for homeowners. Something as simple as unscrewing the hose from the faucet during the winter could mean the difference in hundreds of dollars of plumbing repairs. Garden hoses are one of … Continue reading »

Much Colder Today & This Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Yesterday’s front has now swept to our south, and with it, most of the rain and snow has also moved south. Scattered showers are developing to our north but much of Southern Oregon remains dry. Clouds lingering behind this area of low pressure will be with us through the day. Gradual clearing … Continue reading »

Volunteers Help Check On Seniors

MEDFORD, Ore. — Food & Friends delivers about 900 meals a day to residents of Jackson and Josephine counties with about 700 of those being seniors. With winter temperatures now hitting Southern Oregon, the volunteers also do a quick safety check during their visit to make sure their clients are warm during the winter. Food … Continue reading »

Increasing Fog, Afternoon Sun

WEATHER DISCUSSION The cold, dry airmass that has brought near record lows and less fog has moved out of the region and a moist onshore flow will increase through the week. This will act to bring increasing fog and low clouds to the coast and west side valley locations which will keep overnight lows slightly … Continue reading »

Cold, Sunny & Dry Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will remain in place with a low pressure down in the Southwest continuing to provide a block to any storms and the offshore flow that is keeping the coast warm through tomorrow. The offshore flow will start to break down Sunday evening which will allow the return of overnight fog and … Continue reading »

Another Bitter Cold Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tonight will bring even colder temperatures due to even less clouds and less for formation. The best chance for freezing fog will be the lowest valley locations on the west side, but fog will linger less than tomorrow compared to today and we’ll see plenty of sunshine Friday into early next week. Protect … Continue reading »

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