A Few More Days of Lightning and Heat

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday has proved to be a very active day, as predicted.  The area saw over one hundred lightning strikes Tuesday afternoon and evening.  Not only that, but trees were downed in Ashland, and further northeast, hail half an inch in diameter fell near Chemult, blanketing the ground.  Ashland did see some measurable rainfall … Continue reading »

Fire Danger Upped To Extreme

WEATHER DISCUSSION It’s not new news that this July has been a particularly hot one.  In fact, half of the days so far this month have breached the one hundred degree mark.  Temperatures were hot again this afternoon, but just below 100 in Medford.  Locations elsewhere, like Montague, did see highs in the triple digits. Today was actually … 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 »

Weather Wise: Back to “Normal”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a different show in the weather today as compared to yesterday. Yesterday, a lot of moisture in the atmosphere brought in a large stratus deck that covered most of the forecast area, and thus kept our temperatures a bit cooler. Now, we still had some thunderstorm development in the region, but we … Continue reading »

Even Hotter For Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures Monday were much warmer than the highs from the weekend.  Medford saw a high very near the century mark, but some locations in northern California made it into the triple digits.  This heat wave continues for a large part of the week ahead, but we won’t be quite as hot by the … Continue reading »

A Break From the Heat

WEATHER DISCUSSION We’ve been keeping an eye on an area of low pressure centered off the coast of Washington.  While high pressure has been in control over the past several days, the center of the ridge will shift towards the east, allowing the low to takes its place.  This next storm will bring temperatures 10 … Continue reading »

Warm and Dry Over the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION 70th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy “D-Day” Sunny skies and warm temperatures are continuing in the region. A dominant ridge of high pressure is parked, just off the coast and promoting cloudless skies. A thermal trough has set itself up over Northern California which is keeping the warmer temperatures overhead. The combination … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Warnings in Place Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Quiet weather continues over our region, bringing sunny skies and warm temperatures. Winds are offshore at the Coast and this is keeping temperatures in the 70′s & 80′s in Brookings. Yesterday the airport hit 91, breaking a record for the day. Highs in Brookings will be well into the 80′s throughout the … Continue reading »

Active Weather…But Not What You Think!

WEATHER DISCUSSION Earlier in the week I were talking about entering an inactive weather pattern. Well, depending on how you look at it, we currently have active weather. We’re not getting the rain, hail, snow, and thunderstorms. Instead, we are getting other active scenarios. Temperatures: High pressure has entered the region allowing for the suppression … Continue reading »

Showers and T-Storms Increase Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION In the afternoon hours of Sunday, cumulus started to develop across the mountains, basin, and Norther California. At least two lightning strikes were recorded just south of La Pine around 6 p.m. Upper air sounding showing a lot of dry air near the surface, so the majority of this rain is falling and … Continue reading »

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