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 »

Thunderstorms Likely Later Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A quiet morning has begun across the region although an active afternoon and evening is ahead. The marine layer will bring clouds and fog to the Coast early, but as the sun comes up skies will gradually clear in Curry and Coos County. It’s a mostly clear start for inland locations with … Continue reading »

Dry Thunderstorms & the 30/30 Rule

Most of us are familiar with dry thunderstorms – they are defined as thunderstorms that produce little, if any rainfall at all. Typically the rain produced from these storms will evaporate before reaching the ground, simply because the air around Southern Oregon is so dry. With dry thunderstorms comes dry lightning – a term which … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Threat Has Begun

The thunderstorm threat has begun across the viewing area. This will continue through the end of the weekend as an upper level cut off low sits over the region. Several disturbances will swing around this system, and bring waves of showers and storms to the area. Beginning this evening, the first round will begin. Because … Continue reading »

Dry Monday, Then T-Storms Through Friday

Air quality levels are continuing to increase Sunday evening across inland areas. Crater Lake has been reading unhealthy since late afternoon. By Monday morning, another northeasterly wind will carry smoke further west into the Illinois Valley and Curry County coastline. However, the offshore flow to start the week off will be weaker than the past … Continue reading »

Sunny & Cooler Finish to Weekend

Again, thunderstorms are developing over Siskiyou County. This is where most of the instability and remaining moisture lies across the viewing area. Most of the cells have been pretty stationary, moving in a very slow east northeasterly path. Now that the sun has set, the activity should begin to die out over the next several … Continue reading »

One Last Day of Heat Wave!

We had some thunderstorms pop up almost out of nowhere this morning across Josephine & Douglas Counties! It was likely a result of the thunderstorm activity last night over Siskiyou County. Towards the end of a thunderstorm’s life cycle it will produce something called an outflow boundary, which is why gusty winds are common. This … Continue reading »

Dry T-Storm Threat, Mainly Siskiyou Co.

Yesterday’s disturbance has weakened and died out, but the remnants of the shower activity still lingers across the viewing area. For this reason, the morning has gotten off to a mild and similar start to Wednesday morning. Cloud cover will gradually break up and decrease in coverage by midday. By late afternoon though it will … Continue reading »

Still Hot Tuesday, More Clouds

Cloud cover this morning is on the heavier side, and for this reason I have increased coverage for the East Side and Siskiyou County through Tuesday. I think the Rogue Valley will see mostly sunny conditions until early afternoon. Drizzle has been off and on through the course of the morning along the Coast and … Continue reading »