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 »

Driest Start To Year On Record

MEDFORD, Ore. — The statistics and charts show it, through March 25th, this is the driest start to any year in Medford’s history. “Statistics were kept back in 1850. 1.63 in those first 84 days of the year is the driest we’ve ever been in those 84 days,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Ottenweller. … 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 »