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 »

Red Flag Warning through Noon Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A red flag warning continues until noon Friday due to gusty winds and low humidities, already today we’ve seen gusts up to 57mph in the Coast Range and 72mph in the Cascades. Winds will peak tonight into early tomorrow morning and thus any new fires that spark will be able to spread rapidly … Continue reading »

Red Flag Warning Issued

WEATHER DISCUSSION A Red Flag Warning will go into effect late tonight through noon Friday due to a low pressure sliding down the east side of the ridge and moving into central California which will cause the winds to pick up. Winds will be offshore which are the driest winds we can get. Winds will … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Watch in Place Across Area

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The lack of precipitation over the area coupled with low humidities and strong offshore winds has led the National Weather Service to place much of the area under a Fire Weather Watch for the end of the week. This will go into effect Thursday evening and remain in place through Friday. The … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Watch Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front brought a few high clouds inland and cooler and cloudy conditions to many areas at the coast today and could bring some drizzle tonight at the coast but most will stay dry. The low pressure associated with this front is going to ride north along the ridge slide south … Continue reading »

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