Change Brings More Rain With Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now in our fourth day of an active weather pattern,  we are seeing a little bit of a change. Sunday through Tuesday brought strong scattered thunderstorm activity. With these storms, that stretched across the entire region, we had a plethora of threats that accompanied them. Between Sunday and Wednesday morning, we had thousands … Continue reading »

Another Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will be the third day in a row that we see thunderstorms in our forecast area. Once again, storms are expected to reach from the Coastal Range all the way to the Eastern Klamath Basin. Monday was a busy day with the storms. over 80 lightning strikes were recorded in Jackson County … Continue reading »

ODF Prepares For More Lightning

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – As lightning returns to the Rogue Valley, fire crews said they will be ready to respond to any reports of new fires. A spokesman for the Oregon Department of Forestry said the Central Point office has brought in extra vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters, in case a new fire breaks out. “There’s … Continue reading »

Storms Today to Include the West Side

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A cut off low in the San Francisco Bay area will be bringing thunderstorms to much of the state into this evening. As small disturbances rotate around this closed low throughout the next 48-72 hours, rounds of showers and storms will develop across Southern Oregon and Northern California. The first of these … Continue reading »

Thunder & Lightning Much of the Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A very active week is now underway, beginning with scorching hot temperatures Monday afternoon. Triple digits are expected over West Side Valleys and Northern California today. Morning clouds and fog at the coast will gradually clear into midday. Isolated thunderstorms are possible into this evening east of the Cascades and over Siskiyou … Continue reading »

Back to the Triple Digits

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure and Desert Southwest air has been bringing our temperatures up slowly over the last few days, and this pattern will continue for a while. Just a few days ago, temperatures were 5-10 degrees below average and very comfortable. Yesterday, temperatures were around average or a few degrees off. Today, evidence in … Continue reading »

Fire Danger: “Extreme”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Fire danger was moved to “Extreme” or Red for Jackson and Josephine Counties. Consecutive days in the triple digits has dried us out significantly and with the afternoon winds and thunderstorm activity continuing, threat for wildfire and rapid spreading is at an all-time high. High pressure over the region is keeping a lid on the … Continue reading »

Scorching Heat & Even Thunder/Lightning

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The extreme heat will continue today and unfortunately there is no relief in sight. A heat advisory will go into effect at noon on Monday and remain in place through Tuesday evening. This is for West Side Valleys and Western Siskiyou County where temperatures will rise to and exceed triple digits throughout … Continue reading »

Record Breaking Heat (Officially)

WEATHER DISCUSSION HOT is the word of the week so far and we’re just getting started. Hot air from the south has been moving into our area little-by-little each afternoon. High pressure near Nevada is slowly retrograding back into our region and because of this, hot air is being moved from the Desert Southwest up … Continue reading »

Record Temperatures in Jeopardy

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a week we’ve had, weather wise, this week with the hot temperatures to start. Then, we received a weak cold front that lowered temperatures a bit, and brought in afternoon thunderstorms and dry lightning. Some of that dry lightning caused wildfires in Northern California and east of the Cascades. We closed out … Continue reading »

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