Ask the Meteorologist: Flash Flooding

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST How can one inch of rain cause flooding? Meredith Langley, Medford The simple answer to this question is just rain falling at a fast rate. Typically, we see this with thunderstorms and saw it locally over this past summer. About 3″-4″ of water had gathered in downtown Central Point at an intersection … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Activity Peaks Tomorrow

The cut-off low that’s been rotating off the San Fransisco coast the last few days will push further north bringing a chance for thunderstorms for west side valleys. Thunderstorm activity will increase through the evening with isolated storms for west side valleys and scattered storms from the Cascades east and in northern California. Tomorrow will … Continue reading »