Thunderstorm Threat Continues

WEATHER DISCUSSION Monday makes the tenth triple digit day so far in 2014, and all of those days have been in July.  In fact, it was the hottest day of the year so far.  The official high in Medford was 106, and as hot as that seems, that’s still two degrees shy of the record 108 set … Continue reading »

Cooler Air Moving In

WEATHER DISCUSSION A change in the weather pattern is in swing. We will see a slight break from the scorching heat for a few days. This will also come with afternoon thunderstorms. Today, afternoon highs were only a few degrees below what they were yesterday. We still sit well above average, but every afternoon we … Continue reading »

Little Rain in the Forecast

WEATHER DISCUSSION Afternoon highs climbed back up to the triple digits today, making this now the ninth day in July that temperatures have hit 100 degrees.  Just a little bit of math…that’s over half of the days in July so far.  Fortunately, we are still expecting some relief by next week,  but the system moving … Continue reading »

Cloud Cover Keeps Tuesday Cooler

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Tuesday brought isolated thunderstorms to the region, along with a few spotty showers.  Moisture has been streaming in from the south, due to a surface low that has formed in the Southwest.  Abundant cloud cover in place kept temperatures cooler than forecasted, but the cooler temperatures didn’t necessarily mean it was … Continue reading »

Record Breaking Heat (Officially)

WEATHER DISCUSSION HOT is the word of the week so far and we’re just getting started. Hot air from the south has been moving into our area little-by-little each afternoon. High pressure near Nevada is slowly retrograding back into our region and because of this, hot air is being moved from the Desert Southwest up … 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 »

Fire Weather Watch in Place Across Area

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The lack of precipitation over the area coupled with low humidities and strong offshore winds has led the National Weather Service to place much of the area under a Fire Weather Watch for the end of the week. This will go into effect Thursday evening and remain in place through Friday. The … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Watch Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front brought a few high clouds inland and cooler and cloudy conditions to many areas at the coast today and could bring some drizzle tonight at the coast but most will stay dry. The low pressure associated with this front is going to ride north along the ridge slide south … Continue reading »

More Smoke & Now Potential for T’Storms

Winds still from the northwest continue to feed smoke into the Rogue and Illinois valley as well as areas of Siskiyou county. Smoke in the valleys will be worse than higher elevations as it gets ‘stuck’ between the mountains. Visibility may be reduced at times and air quality will continue to deteriorate through the day … Continue reading »

Still Hot Tuesday, More Clouds

Cloud cover this morning is on the heavier side, and for this reason I have increased coverage for the East Side and Siskiyou County through Tuesday. I think the Rogue Valley will see mostly sunny conditions until early afternoon. Drizzle has been off and on through the course of the morning along the Coast and … Continue reading »

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