Freezing Temperatures Overnight

WEATHER DISCUSSION First Day of Spring With the mild winter that we’ve experienced this year, orchards are seeing early blossoms on their fruit trees. Cooler air has moved in to the area and could affect these crops. A lack of cloud coverage and a cold pool of air sitting over our area will combine to … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Supplies Fly Off Shelves

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Signs lead the way to I-5 over the Siskiyou Summit from exit 14.  Chains haven’t been required yet over the pass, but at gas stations at the last chance exit, they’re prepared for the first big freeze. “Not so soon in the season, but eventually. They’ll be rolling in,” said Valero … Continue reading »

Warmer Temperatures Move in for Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another cold night is unfolding across the region. A freeze warning and frost advisory is in place for the Rogue, Illinois, Applegate, Scott & Shasta Valleys through Friday morning. These same areas also have a freeze watch already in place for Saturday morning as well. Temperatures will be in the low and … Continue reading »

Snow Levels Drop to 4,500′

We already saw snow at Crater Lake today and the coldest airmass won’t move in until tonight as snow levels drop to 4,500 feet by Wednesday morning. We could see another 1 to 3 inches of snow above 5,500 feet by Wednesday evening and this could lead to slick Cascade passes with some snow at … Continue reading »

Frost Tonight Then Back to Warm Weather

Today will be coolest day we’ve seen in the last week and tonight a strong inversion will develop leading to the coldest night we’ve seen in over a week for the west side valleys. The cold night on tap has lead the NWS to issue a Freeze Watch for early tomorrow morning for all of … Continue reading »

Cooler Start to the Work Week

A cold front will dip south this morning bringing a chance for light showers for our northern reaches including Douglas and Coos county, mainly north of the Umpqua Divide.  This front will mainly bring more clouds to areas farther south and breezy to gusty winds. Along and east of the Cascades will be the windiest … Continue reading »

Coldest Night of the Season Ahead

The clouds that stuck around overnight really helped areas in the valleys from not dipping to critical crop damage valleys, but some regions were close. High pressure will be building in tonight and that will act to clear out more clouds tonight and thus temperatures will drop to the coldest of the season so far. … Continue reading »

Unseasonably Cold & Showery

A trough is sitting over our area with a cold-core low bringing in the chance for showers today, and since temperatures aloft will be so cold we’ll see the potential for thunderstorms this afternoon, locally heavy showers at times, and some showers may produce small hail and graupel. Temperatures this afternoon still about ten to … Continue reading »

Frosty Night May Impact Crops

The system that brought us rain yesterday including a record breaking daily rainfall in Alturas of 0.47″ breaking the old record of 0.45″ in 1935, has pushed into Nevada and we are now under the influence of a trough which will continue the chance for isolated showers this morning. I think most areas will be … Continue reading »