Steady Rain, then Scattered Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain has been falling along the coast throughout the day, but showers arrived later Wednesday evening for Jackson and Josephine Counties.  As we go through the overnight hours, this band of rainfall associated with a cold front will gradually shift eastward into the Klamath Basin.  Behind the cold front Thursday, we will be seeing … Continue reading »

One More Ridge Before the Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION The rain pattern is moving closer to the region, but before it arrives, we will have to deal with one more ridge of high pressure. This one is quite a bit smaller than the one we had over the last two weeks. This smaller ridge will allow for skies to become mostly clear … Continue reading »

Cooler Air and Showers on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Before we start talking about the wonderful thought of showers and cooler air. I must discuss the next few days. We’ll still be getting hot afternoon temperatures as the axis of the high pressure ridge sits over us. In fact, the warmest day should be Sunday, but only by a few degrees at … Continue reading »

Briefly Cooler & a Break From the Smoke

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thick smoke enveloped most of the area throughout the weekend, and today was no different.  Fortunately, there has been a change in the wind.  A cold front passed through the area Monday evening, which created gusty winds and tried to pop up a few showers and storms with little success.  Tuesday will bring cooler … Continue reading »

Comfortable Holiday Weekend Temps

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front is poised to swing through the area by Saturday, dropping temperatures by about ten degrees and bringing some cloud cover with it.  The front will also help keep the smoke from the fires burning in Siskiyou County out of southern Oregon, which will allow for some blue sky to peek … Continue reading »

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 »

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