We’ll Be Keeping the Sunny Skies

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is continuing to build into the region, and the ridge is only going to strengthen as we head toward the weekend.  That means more sunshine in the afternoons, but cold, clear nights and frosty mornings.  Overnight lows in the basin will be in the teens and 20’s, with lows in the … Continue reading »

A Dry and Sunny Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain, snow, hail, and wind made up the forecast for Friday. A cold pool of air moved overhead allowing for instability to strengthen. This, along with daytime heating allowed for pop-up storms to form and strengthen through the day. Hail was reported in Grants Pass and Medford, among other places. The showers dissipated over the evening … Continue reading »

One More Sunny & Quiet Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday morning, temperatures will still be chilly, but not quite as cold as what we saw Tuesday morning.  Lows were in the lower teens in the Klamath Basin and middle 20’s for the Rogue Valley, and just as cold in northern California.  Although we started out about ten degrees below average, afternoon highs … Continue reading »

Frost Results in Accidents on Foothill

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cold overnight temperatures are causing ice and slick spots on roads. These conditions have proved to be a challenge for many drivers. In the 4300 block of Foothill Road in Medford, Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to three different accidents on Friday morning. Where the street curves between Dry Creek and Vilas … Continue reading »

High Pressure in Full Control

WEATHER DISCUSSION Just like Oregon took full control in the 4th quarter of the 2015 Rose Bowl, high pressure is taking full control of the region. This has kept the skies clear for the last two days, and will keep conditions dry for a while. The ridge will sit overhead at least until the end … Continue reading »

Another Frost/Freeze Likely Tonight

  WEATHER DISCUSSION We’re waking up to the coolest temperatures we’ve had so far this fall across West Side Valleys. Widespread frost is likely as temperatures will be in upper 20’s and low 30’s. Locations in Siskiyou County are starting off in the mid and upper 20’s and will also have widespread frost. Another cold night … Continue reading »

Finally, An Upcoming Change

WEATHER DISCUSSION After what seems like an eternity of sunny skies, dry air, and above average temperatures; a change is coming. The dominant ridge of high pressure is slowly breaking down and an end is finally in sight. Now that the high pressure is moving off to the east, cooler air will have a chance … Continue reading »

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 »

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