Another Uneventful Day With Fog

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to sit over the West today. This is bringing another round of fog to the valleys which will likely persist into the afternoon. Clearing in Medford should be similar to yesterday, around 1 & 2 o’clock. Near Grants Pass, the fog could last all day. Low lying clouds and … Continue reading »

Foggy Mornings & A Mainly Quiet Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Behind the series of fronts that moved through last weekend, our pattern is reverting back to it’s stagnant ways.  With high pressure strengthening by Tuesday, fog will be likely during the morning hours in our valleys.  With strong temperature inversions, it is possible the fog may not lift until the afternoon.  For the … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Fog Facts

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why is there so much fog?” Chase W.,   Ms. O’Looney’s Class – Griffin Creek Elementary Fog is something that is certainly common in the Rogue Valley during the winter months.  The position of cities like Medford and Grants Pass on the valley floor has a bit to do with the development … Continue reading »

Blue Skies Before the Next Round of Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION The title says it all…but it needs a bit of elaboration.  Wednesday will start with plenty of sunshine along the coast, but cloud cover will be increasing through the afternoon.  We will also see plenty of sunshine for inland locations, but only after the morning fog lifts.  The Rogue Valley will be partly … Continue reading »

A Quiet Pattern Returns, Temporarily

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weekend’s storm system yielded a few tenths of an inch of rainfall west of the Cascades and along the coast, and for the higher terrain, an inch or two of fresh snow.  Mount Ashland remains closed, however, and Mount Shasta announced today that it will be closed beginning Tuesday until they receive … Continue reading »

Showers Today, More Rain by Friday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunday’s storm system brought light rain to all locations over the past 24 hours. Although rain was falling for several hours yesterday, rain amounts have been light ranging from 0.10″-0.30.” Snow also fell along the Cascades so Highway 140 will be snow covered as a result until ODOT has a chance to get out … Continue reading »

Not Finished With the High Pressure

WEATHER DISCUSSION If you remember the set up we had last weekend, then you probably have noticed a similarity to it this weekend. The beginning of last weekend started with the break down of a dominant ridge of high pressure and then a small wave of low pressure skimmed in and brought light showers to … Continue reading »

More Dense Fog to Finish the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Dense fog continues to lie close to the ground across West Side Valleys. In some locations visibilities will be near or below a quarter of a mile. Be sure to drive with your headlights on and take it slow on the roads! The fog will likely linger through the afternoon in many spots. … Continue reading »

More Dense Fog for the Valleys

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another round of dense fog has developed west of the Cascades. This has led to a dense fog advisory across the valleys through 11am. Early drivers should keep headlights on and take it slow on the roads. Fog looks to break by about lunchtime in Medford, earlier in Ashland but later in … Continue reading »

More Morning Fog and Mild Temperatures

WEATHER DISCUSSION Dense fog blanketed the Rogue Valley this morning, and finally by the early afternoon, some sunshine began to peek through the clouds.  Temperatures were above average for most locations, but for places like Grants Pass where fog was present most of the day, afternoon highs were actually below average. Thursday will be very … Continue reading »

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