Beginning a Less Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday evening’s thunderstorms popped up in parts of northern California and east of the Cascades. They were more isolated in nature and did not produce as much lightning as Monday’s storms in Josephine and Jackson Counties.  As the storms exit the region, a more quiet pattern takes over, but not before bringing some cloud cover … Continue reading »

Staying Cooler For One More Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION The low pressure system that drifted onshore Wednesday brought us another round of showers and thunderstorms.  Fortunately, there were mainly just embedded rumbles of thunder within the steady light rain.  Early morning rainfall brought nearly half an inch of the wet stuff to Medford, one of the higher totals in the region.  That’s … Continue reading »

Spring-Like System Bringing Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION A very unique spring-like system will drop rain in all locations in our region today. Normally, this time of the year we see light and isolated pop-up showers at best. Today, a low pressure system will bring in plenty of moisture that will fall as rain and drop measurable amounts in all locations. … Continue reading »

Late Season Frost in the Basin

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a brutal few weeks with temperatures nearing records, we have centered ourselves in a weather pattern that is promoting cooler, yet comfortable afternoon temperatures. A series of cold front moved through at the beginning of the weekend and brought with it a cool air mass that dropped our afternoon temperatures by 5-20 … Continue reading »

Drying up, but T-Storms on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Some showers fell Wednesday as the upper level low tracked eastward onshore through the day. First, at the coast and in the Coastal Range in the morning hours, then in the Cascades and the Northern tier of the forecast area. The heaviest of rain fell near Port Orford and Bandon. Most of the … Continue reading »

Cooler and Comfortable for Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Memorial Day A dry slot in the overhead moisture allowed for a beautiful and warm Memorial Day. Some showers were present at the coast and in the Cascades, however the majority of the moisture stayed to our north. Partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures will be the story for Tuesday. A weak cold front … Continue reading »

Spotty Showers for Memorial Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION A low pressure system waiting just offshore of British Columbia will slowly begin its descent into our region. It will be pushing a few cold fronts our way. One will be overnight on Sunday allowing for clouds to begin building Sunday afternoon. Light, isolated rain showers will accompany this system. Showers will start … Continue reading »

Clouds Increase on Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION The axis of the high pressure ridge sat over our region today allowing for the warmest of temperatures with little to no cloud coverage. Highs of 90 were seen in the valley locations and in Norther California. The exception to these cloudless skies were along the coast where low level clouds hung around … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms to Start the Work Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION The upper level low continues to track to the south off the Oregon Coast today. The center of the low is still far enough north of our region to keep the moist onshore flow intact. Because of this, we are still seeing isolated shower activity throughout our area. As the low continues south … Continue reading »

Showers Moving In for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Short Term (Saturday PM – Tuesday): After the week of sunny skies and record setting temperatures, we will have a different story moving through the weekend. A low pressure system off the coast of Washington will start to track its way south and bring in precipitation to our region. Looking at the visible … Continue reading »