The Haze and Heat Hang Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although we saw a break from the smoke and haze for a few days in northern California and southern Oregon, it definitely made a return Wednesday.  In fact, as winds shifted late Tuesday evening, air quality began to decrease in Fort Jones and Etna, and as the sun rose Wednesday, it was evident … Continue reading »

Beginning a Less Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday evening’s thunderstorms popped up in parts of northern California and east of the Cascades. They were more isolated in nature and did not produce as much lightning as Monday’s storms in Josephine and Jackson Counties.  As the storms exit the region, a more quiet pattern takes over, but not before bringing some cloud cover … Continue reading »

Isolated Storms Still Possible Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure, located to just to our south, created another round of storms Monday afternoon.  Early on, most of the activity was contained to northern California as storms tracked towards the west northwest through Siskiyou County.  We also saw a few isolated thunderstorms east of the Cascades.  However, as the evening progressed, … Continue reading »

Bringing Back the Sunshine

WEATHER DISCUSSION A large part of the work week was cloudy and dreary, but that has been changing over the last 24 hours.  The upper level low that brought showers, storms, and cooler temperatures has exited the region to the northeast, and in its place, sunshine has been slowly on the increase. The brief cool down … Continue reading »

Expecting An Active End to the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers and storms Friday were few and far between in northern California an southern Lake County.  That’s how it’s going to be Saturday afternoon, so enjoy the relative calm weather we’ll see Saturday before the storms erupt Sunday afternoon. There is a trough of low pressure that is a fair distance offshore, but by … Continue reading »

Isolated Storms Back For Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Monday afternoon brought widespread thunderstorms to the Klamath Basin and northern California.  Heavy rain fell in central Klamath County, and frequent lightning strikes accompanied the slow moving thunderstorms.  Activity will begin to die down tonight, with a few embedded rumbles of thunder still possible, but the risk is back for Tuesday. … Continue reading »

Lightning Threat Back For Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Smoke once again left a yellow-tinged veil across southern Oregon and northern California Sunday afternoon.  Several fires continue to burn in the area, and winds aloft have transported smoke throughout the region.  Air quality is still being affected, and in Klamath Falls, readings were in the “unhealthy” category Sunday evening.  All of this, … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Through The Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the Oregon Gulch fire burned, along with many other fires in the vicinity, smoke filled the skies in northern California and portions of southern Oregon Friday afternoon.  If the fires continue to burn, the smoke we are seeing will persist for the next few days.  There is no major change to the current weather … Continue reading »

Fewer Storms For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thunderstorm activity Thursday was much more isolated than that of Wednesday evening.  For the most part, storms developed and tracked through northern California and the Klamath Basin.  That doesn’t mean that yesterday’s storms, and subsequent lightning strikes, are done wreaking havoc.  The Oregon Gulch Fire is believed to have been sparked by Wednesday … Continue reading »

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 »

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