Quiet Weather into the Weekend

      WEATHER DISCUSSION Another round of fog has settled into inland areas. In the Klamath Basin the fog is not as dense as the past few  days so fog will be quicker to burn off this afternoon. Klamath Falls was able to break out of the clouds & fog yesterday and that should … Continue reading »

Drought To Persist or Intensify

WEATHER PATTERN & DROUGHT OUTLOOK Last November I made an extended winter forecast taking an in-depth look at the teleconnections that influence the Pacific Northwest including the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO). Our weather pattern included a neutral ENSO and cool phase (negative) of the PDO, which history has … Continue reading »

No Help with Drought Conditions

WEATHER DISCUSSION Last November I made an extended winter forecast taking an in-depth look at the teleconnections that influence the Pacific Northwest including the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and found that we were on track to seeing a cooler and drier than average winter. (You can find an … Continue reading »

Fire Season to Begin for Klamath Basin

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Fire season will begin this upcoming Friday in Klamath and Lake counties. This enacts regulations regarding debris burning and forest operations. The lack of spring rain, recent fire activity and fuel conditions all led to the decision. There is still no word on fire season in Jackson and Josephine counties.

Basin Drought May Lead to Water Shut-Off

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The state is preparing for the likelihood of shutting off irrigation water to many of the 200 farms and ranches in the upper Klamath Basin because of the drought conditions The Klamath Tribes have taken control of senior water rights in the region for the first time in a century. Representatives … Continue reading »

Dry Weather Continues in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – It has been months since the Rogue Valley has seen any significant rainfall. Farmers in Southern Oregon have had to rely on other ways to water their crops. “It has indeed been a dry season, but we really haven’t had an adverse impact on the crop because we get irrigation water through Talent … Continue reading »

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