Patchy Fog With A Few Clouds Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday began with a bit of patchy fog and a few clouds, but as the day moved on, we saw some clearing.  With the afternoon sunshine, temperatures warmed to well above average, in fact, nearly ten degree above average in Grants Pass and Medford.  For Klamath Falls, we saw highs nearly fifteen degrees … Continue reading »

High Pressure Takes Hold…For Now

WEATHER DISCUSSION We saw an active pattern towards the end of last week, bringing rain and some higher elevation snow.  Conditions started to improve by Sunday as high pressure began to build in, meaning a more stable, quiet pattern is on the way.  The next couple of days will be relatively inactive, but that will … Continue reading »

Showers Tease Us to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Saturday was a day full of showers after a cold front passed and brought with is much cooler air. That cooler air did well to drop our snow levels during the day which brought anywhere from an inch to a foot of snow in the mountains. About an inch in the Siskiyous, and 3-12″ … Continue reading »

Showers Are Over For Now

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the cold front this afternoon, snow levels dropped to around 4,000′ in the Cascades and 4,500′ in the Siskiyous. Based on where precipitation fell, the Siskiyous received about 1″ of snow, while the Cascades hit up to a foot of snow in some areas. Rain fell through the area, mainly in the … Continue reading »

Don’t Put Away the Parkas Yet

WEATHER DISCUSSION Well, we knew it was coming, but that didn’t make it any more comfortable this morning when we awoke to temperatures nearly fifteen degrees below average.  It was cold in the Valley and along the coast, but the Basin saw the truly frigid temperatures.  Lows in Lakeview dropped to nine degrees this morning.  … Continue reading »

A Quiet, Pleasant Weekend Awaits

WEATHER DISCUSSION A ridge of high pressure has built over the western United States and pushed the jet stream well to our north.  That means the storm track is displaced northward as well.  So, we will look forward to a few quiet, less active days to end the weekend and start next week. A cold front … Continue reading »

A Pretty Nice Weekend On the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the cloudy, foggy days we have seen this week, it looks like the weekend will be different – in a good way.  But as we get deeper into fall, there’s something that’s becoming more common in the forecast, and that’s fog.  We’ve seen it a few days this week in the valleys, … Continue reading »

Breezy Ahead of Thursday’s Cold Front

WEATHER DISCUSSION This week’s second cold front is just offshore Wednesday evening.  Ahead of the front on Thursday, winds will be gusty, especially along the coast and in the Klamath Basin.  This system will bring a few showers, but not much in terms of measurable rainfall. With the winds that are expected Thursday, a wind … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Fog

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What causes ground fog?” Riley Valle Rogue River Fog is actually more difficult to forecast than a cold front or a warm front. Fog forms when the air temperature drops to the dewpoint, which is the temperature at which condensation can form. It is easier to form fog with a higher dewpoint … Continue reading »

Staying Beautiful Into Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today has been absolutely gorgeous as a ridge of high pressure is still sitting over us bringing dry conditions, warmer temperatures, and plenty of sunshine. We did start with a bit of fog, mainly in the valley locations; but as temperatures increased, the fog dissipated. As the temperatures overnight Sunday approach the dew … Continue reading »

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