WEATHER DISCUSSION We have already seen power outages Thursday morning due to gusty winds, and as the wind picks up late tonight and early tomorrow morning, expect a few more. For the high terrain, gusts have already topped 75 miles per hour for some of the higher peaks. There will be more of that in … Continue reading »
WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday began with steady rain falling through southern Oregon, all in association with a warm front very slowly drifting northward. That front will get a good push from a ridge of high pressure that will briefly build in Wednesday, meaning a break from the rainfall until the next storm moves through late Wednesday … Continue reading »
WEATHER DISCUSSION A very slow-moving cold front trudged its way inland Wednesday leaving a swath of substantial rainfall in its wake. As expected the highest rain totals have been along the coast, with amounts between four and five inches reported near Brookings! The rain will slowly make its way eastward through the overnight hours, and … Continue reading »
WEATHER DISCUSSION A large, textbook, comma-shaped area of low pressure is poised to make its way inland over the next 24 hours. We’ve been anticipating the strength of this storm system for about a week now, and although models are a bit inconsistent with the exact timing of the cold front, most model outlooks agree … Continue reading »
(CNN) — Flash flooding stranded cars in Arizona Monday morning on their commute. The picture is a snap shot of what the streets look like in Phoenix today. Heavy rain and strong winds overnight dropped as much as 3 inches in places. More heavy rainfall is likely this week.
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 »
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 »