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 »

Round Two Of Storms

While most areas stayed dry yesterday, almost all areas saw breezy to windy conditions. Today we’ll see the second round of storms move into our area so the chance for moderate to heavy rain is more widespread today, such that flooding of local streams, creeks and rivers are a possibility. We have Flood Watches in … Continue reading »

Storms To Finish The Week

High pressure remains over the area for most of the day allowing for fog to linger through the morning and may be dense at times, so drive slowly and safely today. By the afternoon we’ll see some sunshine before the first round of storms move in tomorrow. We’ll start to see winds pick up late … Continue reading »

Storms Back In The Forecast

High pressure will sit over the region today and tomorrow which is the perfect setup after rain to see fog in the overnight and mornings, this fog may be dense at times and we’ll see freezing fog as well. Freezing fog, like freezing rain, when it touches the surface will ice creating frosty conditions which … Continue reading »

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