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 »

Clouds & Fog for Valley, Sunny Elsewhere

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to be the dominant weather feature in control of our weather. This will be the case through the next week, bringing low lying clouds and fog to West Side Valleys & clear skies and mild conditions to most other areas. A dense fog advisory is in place through the … Continue reading »

Sunny & Warm for your Thursday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to sit over the region. This is bringing clear skies to all areas, including the Coastline where the Chetco Effect is being enhanced from the offshore wind. Today and tomorrow Brookings will see highs in the 70′s. It will return again on Monday. For inland areas, temperatures continue to … Continue reading »

Near Record Highs This Week

High pressure offshore and a thermal trough inland will continue to bring hot, sunny and dry conditions to the area through the week. The thermal trough will be move from the coast to west side valleys tomorrow and that means onshore flow will return to the coast, which means an end to the Chetco Effect … Continue reading »

Sunny & Cooler to Start the Week

We are beginning to see a change in this hot & dry weather pattern that has been sitting over the region the last five days or so. Afternoon highs are going to be nearly 10 degrees cooler than Sunday. Brookings this morning has a 24 hour temperature difference of 24 degrees. Gradual cooling will continue … Continue reading »

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