RidgeWatch – Day 2

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now entering our second day of the high pressure, the ridge is continuing to build. Each day from here, we’ll be warming into the weekend. It seems like Friday/Saturday will be the timing of the axis of the ridge. This is when we typically see the warmest of the afternoon highs. Expect high … Continue reading »

Inactive Weather Pattern On the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front passed overhead last night and allowed for a little cooler air to make its way into our region. With the front, came light showers, and some areas received measurable rain. Notable rainfall totals are 0.30″ at Fish Lake and a quarter of an inch in Ashland. This was the … Continue reading »

One More Round of Light Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front will be swinging onshore throughout the overnight hours tonight. What it will bring with it is another day of cool temperatures and a chance for showers. There showers will be nothing like the downpour a few days ago, but at least a tenth of an inch could fall at … Continue reading »

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 »

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