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 »

Transitioning Back to Dry

WEATHER DISCUSSION Overnight tonight we’ll continue a chance for a few isolated light showers mainly at the coast into Douglas county and the Cascades. Tonight will be another chilly one, a trend that will continue into the weekend though afternoon highs will be quite mild. In fact highs will be 5 to 10 degrees above … Continue reading »

Drier for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Overnight tonight we could see a few more showers ahead of a cold front that will bring increasing showers tomorrow. Though this front is going to skirt mainly to our north with most shower activity north of the Umpqua Divide but I came keeping a slight chance for isolated showers on either side … Continue reading »

Quiet Today, More Rain Later in the Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION After the active and wet finish to the work week on Friday, the weather will remain fairly quiet today. The recent rain is allowing for lots of fog to develop across all areas this morning. This fog will burn off through the morning and a weak front moving through the Northwest today … Continue reading »

Mainly Dry Today, Isolated Showers

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Well sadly, the forecast is coming together to show dry weather for today. It doesn’t look like many showers, if any, will develop across the area through Thursday. I have spoken to two viewers this morning who mentioned sprinkles were coming down but no signatures were popping up on the radar. Nonetheless, … Continue reading »

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