Setting Up For a Dry, Quiet Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION The area of low pressure that brought a round of rain & showers last night and Monday has since shifted northward, but lingering sprinkles dotted the area Monday throughout the afternoon.  Storm after storm last weekend dumped over 7 inches of rain in a three day period in Mt. Shasta City, and rainfall … Continue reading »

Weekend Storm Packing a Punch

WEATHER DISCUSSION Two big storms in three days. This was what we expected this weekend and it is exactly what we got. Friday’s storm was the most potent, but the one that started today is already packing a punch. Heavy rain and wind started in Northern California and the Southern Oregon coast in the late … Continue reading »

One More Storm Before the Clearing

WEATHER DISCUSSION The strong weather system that came in on Friday brought with it a series of hazards all across the region. Heavy rain falling in short periods increased the flooding potential in streams, rivers, lakes, and urban areas. Winds also played a factor in bringing down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages were … Continue reading »

More Storms, Wind, & Rain on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday’s heavy rain and high wind brought down trees, caused power outages, and led to flooding in locations throughout the region.  Wind gusts have topped 60 to 70 mph in places, but on Squaw Peak in the Siskiyous, winds reached 124 mph.  Rainfall amounts have been highest in Siskiyou County up into Jospehine … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain & High Wind Start the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have already seen power outages Thursday morning due to gusty winds, and as the wind picks up late tonight and early tomorrow morning, expect a few more.   For the high terrain, gusts have already topped 75 miles per hour for some of the higher peaks.  There will be more of that in … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Arrive Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a break from the rain today, big changes are on the way with the approaching storm systems.  Rain moves onshore again late tonight along the coast, but a few showers are possible for inland locations out ahead of the steadier rainfall.  Winds are already starting to pick up, with gusts near 50 mph … Continue reading »

A Calm Before the Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday began with steady rain falling through southern Oregon, all in association with a warm front very slowly drifting northward.  That front will get a good push from a ridge of high pressure that will briefly build in Wednesday, meaning a break from the rainfall until the next storm moves through late Wednesday … Continue reading »

Breezy With More Showers For Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION The start of the work week (and Groundhog Day) began with a few cracks of thunder just after midnight.  For about the past 24 hours, rain has been falling off and on in association with a stationary front that is parked over our region.  It won’t budge much tomorrow, keeping rain and showers … Continue reading »

A Few Weekend Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION Overnight snow levels will drop to 4,500′ which will bring the chance for some light snow showers along and east of the Cascades and while Crater Lake and Diamond Lake could pick up 1 to 2 inches, on the east side it will be closer to a dusting up to an inch in … Continue reading »

Break Tonight then More Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers taper off tonight and clouds will clear into the overnight hours only to quickly return as will the showers. The majority of the precipitation will be in northern California with peak storm activity further south in southern California. Southern Oregon will be on the northern fringe of shower activity and most will … Continue reading »

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