No Help with Drought Conditions

WEATHER DISCUSSION Last November I made an extended winter forecast taking an in-depth look at the teleconnections that influence the Pacific Northwest including the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and found that we were on track to seeing a cooler and drier than average winter. (You can find an … Continue reading »

Warm at Coast, Fog & Clouds Inland

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A dense fog advisory is in place for all counties other than Lake this morning. This includes the Southern Oregon Cascades as well & will expire at 10am. Even Ashland has visbilities down to 0. The fog and clouds will be tough to break today and if you didn’t see sun yesterday, … Continue reading »

AM Clouds/Fog, PM Sun

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is still in firm control of our weather and this is not going to change in the foreseeable future. That means dry conditions will be ongoing and the drought, more and more of a problem. If things don’t turn around soon this winter, this next fire season may lead to … Continue reading »

Quiet & Dry Conditions Continue

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to be the dominant weather feature over our area. This is also keeping the cloud deck over the West Side, preventing temperatures from warming & also preventing fog from forming in the valleys. On the East Side though, temperatures are running much cooler than yesterday and fog has formed … Continue reading »

Quiet Weather Settles Back into the West

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A high pressure ridge is beginning to move back into the West. This is going to keep the weather quiet over the next week with little opportunity for wet weather. Fog and low lying clouds will return to West Side Valleys into the coming days. Gradual clearing with little sun, only in … Continue reading »

Sunny Weekend, Showers Next Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front brought very light showers early this morning only picking up a few hundredths of an inch in a few spots. Dry conditions have returned and will be the story through the weekend. Due to a relatively warm morning and sunny skies today temperatures were closer to record highs than … Continue reading »

Areas of Fog & Mild Afternoons

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front draped across the Northwest is continuing to travel southbound. This is bringing isolated showers to the northern fringes of the forecast area, but the very few showers that remain are quickly falling apart. Dry conditions will build in for the remainder of the day and also for the weekend. … Continue reading »

Slight Chance for Early Morning Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front will bring increasing clouds tonight and a slight chance for showers early Friday morning, many at the coast and higher elevations though shower activity will be light and isolated. The front will be out of here quickly bringing sunshine and mild conditions by Friday afternoon with sunshine through the … Continue reading »

Dry Today, Fog Across Northern Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Fog is thick in some areas this morning, and not in others. Grants Pass, Rogue River & further north will see more persistent fog & low lying clouds this morning than those to the South like Medford and Ashland. This will allow temperatures to vary a good 5-10 degrees by the afternoon … Continue reading »

Less Fog Today, More Sun

    WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain and freezing rain showers were developing across the forecast area this morning. At this time, they have either dissipated or moved off to our south and east. Cloud cover still sits over the region but it will continue to clear through the course of the morning. Fog is not nearly … Continue reading »

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