Feeling Like Fall Through the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday morning began with chilly temperatures, patchy fog, and a good bit of cloud cover throughout the area.  Lakeview dropped to freezing early Friday morning, and there were widespread temperatures in the 30′s across the Klamath Basin.  Cool temperatures are in the forecast again tonight, and for the Basin, patchy frost is possible. … Continue reading »

Gusty Winds Affect the Fire Fights

WEATHER DISCUSSION As a trough of low pressure approached the Northwest, winds picked up throughout Monday afternoon.  One weather station near Weed reported a gust of 39 miles per hour, and when a fire began near that city, it grew quickly.  Fueled by the gusty southerly winds and very low humidity, the Boles Fire prompted … Continue reading »

Active Weather to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After weeks of dry weather, we enter our first active weather pattern of the 2014-15 water year. I’ll break it down by the specifics by category: Smoke: Upper air surface models show that the low pressure system offshore will keep winds out of the south, southwest for the beginning of the week. Therefore, … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Concerns & Smoky Skies

WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds aloft shifted Thursday, rerouting the smoke from the Happy Camp Complex back into southern Oregon.  By the afternoon, a veil of smoke was visible in southern Jackson and Klamath Counties.  This will continue throughout the weekend and most of next week. The heat will do the same, at least in the short-term.  Highs … Continue reading »

Summer by Day, Fall by Night

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds remain out of the ENE this morning keeping the smoke out of Central Siskiyou County and just south of Del Norte County. Because winds are northeasterly moreso than easterly, the bulk of the smoke will remain south of the Southern Oregon Coast. A fire weather watch is in effect for the … Continue reading »

Summer Heat Returns into Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The fire weather warnings across our forecast area have been extended through 11pm Friday night. This warning is still for the northeasterly winds in place and thus, very dry air. Winds will stay breezy this afternoon with average winds between 10 & 20mph. Because winds are easterly, smoke is traveling west into … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Concerns Ongoing Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds remain out of the northeast this morning, keeping temperatures mild in Brookings and above the 70 degree mark. Inland, the clear skies are allowing temperatures to drop into the 40′s and 50′s. Aside from the fire weather concerns, it will again be a quiet day with temperatures trending warmer than Thursday … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Concerns Continue Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front passed through the area Tuesday night, dropping temperatures and humidity and increasing winds.  With gusty winds still in the forecast Thursday, the fire weather warning continues.  It is already in effect for a large portion of southern Oregon and northern California and will expire at 10 PM Thursday. Although temperatures … Continue reading »

Winds Raise Fire Weather Concerns Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure moving through the Pacific Northwest will bring strong northeasterly winds to the region today. These offshore winds will continue through the next 48 hours. Not only will the winds remain strong, but the humidities will stay very low. Fire weather warnings are in place for the Cascades, … Continue reading »

Gusty Winds and Fire Weather Warnings

WEATHER DISCUSSION As a cold front passes through the area, temperatures will drop a bit, but the main concerns will focus around falling humidity and gusty winds.  Since the winds will be shifting behind the cold front, a dry wind from the northeast will be blowing Wednesday and Thursday.  All of these issues combine to … Continue reading »

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