Heat Impacts Fuels, Not Danger Level

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Tuesday, temperatures hit triple digits, but the fire danger level remains at high. Despite no change to the fire danger level, Oregon Department of Forestry officials said days like Tuesday have an impact on the plants that have hung on until now. O.D.F. officials said July is typically troublesome because of … Continue reading »

Cool-Down Begins Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The high pressure ridge that brought record breaking temperatures to the region this week, will begin breaking down today. This will mark the beginning of a cool-down into the weekend. By Sunday, high temperatures will be below normal for May. Today, skies will start off mostly sunny but increasing clouds will bring … Continue reading »

Record Breaking Day Ahead

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to sit over our region — bringing dry weather and summer-like temperatures. Tuesday we broke two records at the Coast, as high temperatures climbed well into the 70’s & even into the 80’s across Curry and Coos County. North Bend broke the 1981 record of 74, reaching 77. Brookings … Continue reading »

Flirting with Record Highs into Midweek

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is building into the West today and this will continue the warming trend that began yesterday. High temperatures will be 10-15 degrees warmer today, climbing into the 70’s & 80’s across the region. Clear skies will be ongoing through the end of the week, keeping the weather very inactive and … Continue reading »

Quiet Today & Mild into the Afternoon

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is keeping the storm track to our north & dry weather in place across Southern Oregon. This is allowing for chilly temperatures in the morning. These temperatures can be damaging to the early blooming fruit trees across the Valley, in particular nectarines, peaches and pears. Orchardists should keep a close eye … Continue reading »

Cold Mornings but Warm Afternoons

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is building into the West today. This will bring very inactive weather to the Northwest this week, with the storm track remaining well to our north. Plenty of sun will keep high temperatures between 7 & 15 degrees above average. Because winds are offshore today, the Chetco Effect will be … Continue reading »

Ashland Prepared If Dry Weather Lingers

ASHLAND, Ore. — Dry weather has hit southern Oregon hard over the past several months and despite little snow or rain accumulating, City of Ashland officials said their reservoir has twice as much water coming in as going out. High above the city, in the Ashland water shed, sits the main water source for the … Continue reading »

Cloudy but Mostly Dry for the Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will be dry today with more sun by the afternoon hours. The jet stream is currently to our north but will inch further south into Saturday & Sunday. Moisture will be on the rise through the evening, helping to bring more clouds to the region by tomorrow. The onshore winds … Continue reading »

Sunny Skies Will Help Warm Temperatures

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High clouds are moving over the forecast area this morning, associated with a weak cold front moving through the Pacific Northwest today. It’s not too impressive, and lacks substantial moisture to produce good cloud cover or precipitation. The high clouds will pass to our south and west by midday and clear skies … Continue reading »

Gradual Clearing, Much Cooler Today!

A cooler air mass is now beginning to make its way in from the Northwest. Afternoon highs will be another 5-10 degrees cooler Tuesday afternoon and cool more so through Thursday. No precipitation is expected with this storm system, other than some light drizzle that may fall along the Coast Wednesday & Thursday. Partly to … Continue reading »

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