More Rain on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our area will experience a very active weather pattern into next week due to a combination of an abundance of tropical moisture being pulled in by the Pineapple Express and several warm and cold fronts that will slide in every few days. Localized flooding is expected, including areas near small shallow streams as … Continue reading »

Clouds Today, Rain & Wind Tonight

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will be the last day of mostly dry & quiet weather. Tonight, an area of low pressure will move into the Northwest bringing moderate to heavy rainfall to Southern Oregon. This storm system is going to keep plenty of clouds over the area today with increasing winds into this evening. A … Continue reading »

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 »

How Long to Flood a Community?

  “How many day sof rain would it take to cause a community to flood?” Rocky Anderson SOU Flooding can occur any time of the year and can take hours to days to flood a community. In November of 2012 an RV community in Brookings flood due to the Chetco River overflowing after receiving ten … Continue reading »

Cold Front Will Bring Rain

A cold front and its associated light rain and higher elevation snow (above 4,500 feet) will push through the Rogue Valley and over the Cascades throughout the day on Tuesday.  Some showers will reach into Northern California. A larger storm will hit Wednesday night, Thursday and much of Friday…lowering snow levels to 2,000 feet Thursday … Continue reading »

Fog & Low Clouds, Peaks of PM Sun

Fog developed and lifted into a low cloud deck over the Rogue and Shasta Valleys on Friday.  Low clouds and fog will be present through the weekend, as high pressure high above the ground warms the air at mountain top levels…and traps colder air in the valleys.  The high pressure zone will move ever so … Continue reading »

Another Strong Storm

Over the last couple weeks we have seen several strong storms impact our area, and once again we’ll be dealing with it today with heavy rain and strong winds. The pineapple connection is bringing us tropical moisture again which is going to bring heavy rain at times and high winds to our area. For a … Continue reading »

Another Round of Storms

Today we’ll see a break from the storms with a mix of sun and clouds today across the area and breezy conditions at the coast and higher elevations. The break is short lived though, our next strong storm system starts to effect the coast this afternoon and inland areas tonight through tomorrow. We’ll see moderate … Continue reading »

Third Round of Storms Arrives Soon

We’re at the tail end of the second round of storms with areas still seeing heavy rain, snow and strong winds this morning turning to lighter and not as persistent rain this afternoon. Strongest winds will be further east today in Modoc, Lake and Klamath county where a high wind watch and wind advisory are … Continue reading »

Record Rains & More Coming

Record breaking rain deluged the Rogue Valley and other Western Valleys.  From 2 to 5 inches of rain fell, with Medford coming in with 2.22 inches in 18 hours, breaking the record for the day.  For the month, we have recorded 4.55 inches, which is 1.65 inches above normal.  Winds gusted to 105 mph on … Continue reading »

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