Clouds Will Move In This Afternoon

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small disturbance in the Pacific is moving towards the coast. Ahead of it is a weak cold front that is expected to bring cloud coverage to our area. These clouds will move in overnight Tuesday and will persist through Wednesday. As the system approaches the high pressure that is siting over our … Continue reading »

Very Warm to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Dominant high pressure is parked over our area and will sit here for a few days. Warmer air will have a chance to move in; and with the lack of clouds to provide shade, temperatures will get warm very quickly the next few days. High temperatures today and tomorrow will be anywhere from … Continue reading »

Cooler Temperatures This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Happy St. Patrick’s Day! A quick-moving storm moved out of the area early Monday morning. This system dropped up to an inch of rain along the coast and valleys and up to a half an inch in Northern California. Snow levels dropped down to 3,000′ in the Cascades and areas above 4,500′ saw … Continue reading »

Showers Taper Off Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Overnight tonight showers will taper off and shortly after midnight showers will end in full across the region. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the Cascades and Siskiyous due to snow and winter driving conditions near Crater Lake, Diamond Lake and at times over Lake of the Woods. Temperatures tonight will … Continue reading »

Mild, Dry & Sunny Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds stuck with us overnight keeping morning lows extremely mild, this kept most areas from seeing fog which meant an entire day of sunshine to warm us up to record breaking highs! In fact, Medford and North Bend were just one degree shy of an all time record high for the entire month … Continue reading »

Red Flag Warning through Noon Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A red flag warning continues until noon Friday due to gusty winds and low humidities, already today we’ve seen gusts up to 57mph in the Coast Range and 72mph in the Cascades. Winds will peak tonight into early tomorrow morning and thus any new fires that spark will be able to spread rapidly … Continue reading »

Favorable Fire Weather Conditions

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The fire weather watch over the area from yesterday has been upgraded now to a red flag warning. This means that conditions will be favorable for fire weather and that if any fire were to start, it would spread rapidly. Humidities will be between 20%-30% (very low) and with increasing winds into … Continue reading »

Red Flag Warning Issued

WEATHER DISCUSSION A Red Flag Warning will go into effect late tonight through noon Friday due to a low pressure sliding down the east side of the ridge and moving into central California which will cause the winds to pick up. Winds will be offshore which are the driest winds we can get. Winds will … Continue reading »

Stagnant Air Persists

WEATHER DISCUSSION Not much change in the weather is expected this week with stagnant air continuing which will impact air quality for low lying valleys in southern Oregon, you can find current air quality levels on the weather homepage under ‘weather links.’ Fog will gradually lift and break during the afternoon hours each day which … Continue reading »

More Valley Sunshine this Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to dominate the Pacific keeping the storm track well to our north and blocking any new systems from reaching our region. The biggest change this weekend will be at the coast as off-shore dry flow switches to on-shore moist flow bringing more clouds, patchy morning fog and cooler temperatures. Inland … Continue reading »

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