Warmer Conditions into Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Last night’s front brought rain and freezing rain to the forecast area, but the system was short lived and showers came to an end just a few hours after they developed. Cloud cover still sits over the region, in addition to a new and much warmer air mass. Temperatures are running between … Continue reading »

Pockets of Freezing Rain This Evening

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Visbilities are between 0 & 5 miles across the forecast area, a result of dense fog and also poor air quality. A dense fog advisory is in place for areas west of the Cascades through 10 o’clock this morning. Also in place is an air stagnation advisory. An approaching front today though, … Continue reading »

Wintry Mix Thurs. w/ Iso. Freezing Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION Overnight tonight temperatures will drop well below freezing for all inland areas with increasing clouds and areas of morning freezing fog in west side valleys. Fog may be dense and reduce visibility at times creating even more dangerous driving conditions than the already slick roads. Icy roads will be present the next few … Continue reading »

Poor Air Quality & Still Cold

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A high pressure ridge continues to bring quiet weather, just cold conditions to the forecast area. Another single digit and subzero morning has come to an end and well below normal high temperatures are in the forecast today. Highs will struggle to warm into the 30’s across West Side Valleys, while they … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Rain vs. Snow

  How is it cold and rainy? Shouldn’t it be snowing? Ashley Falleur Rogue River   The four main types of winter precipitation are rain, snow and the “in betweens” or sleet and freezing rain. The type of precipitation that falls solely depends on the temperatures of our atmosphere. Obviously when our entire atmosphere is … Continue reading »

Freezing Rain & Strong Winds Today

A cold front will be making it’s way across the area today and ahead of this system we’ll see strong winds on the east side, ridges and central Siskiyou county, high surf at the coast, and isolated events of freezing rain through the morning on the west side and potentially through the afternoon on the … Continue reading »