Gradually Cooling into the Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain showers developed overnight over much of Siskiyou County and in the Klamath Basin. As of 8am, rain showers are still present over Northern California and in Lake County. As the day wears on these showers will begin to dissipate as they travel east. Skies will be partly sunny over Siskiyou Co. … Continue reading »

Dropping Temperatures By Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION While portions of northern California remain under a heat advisory until Thursday evening, a cool down is on the horizon.  Initially, temperatures looked to be dropping by only a few degrees, but more recent model runs are indicating afternoon highs ten to fifteen degrees cooler by Sunday. It’s due to a trough moving through … Continue reading »

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

WEATHER DISCUSSION This now marks the seventh day this year that temperatures have climbed above 100 in Medford, but there is an end in sight for the heat.  We will have one or two more days at or near the century mark,  then temperatures drop closer to our seasonal averages.  Unfortunately, our seasonal averages are … Continue reading »

Heat Advisories in Place Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The heat will be peaking these next few days. High temperatures are expected to stay in the triple digits through tomorrow. For that reason, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for West Side Valleys and for the Shasta Valley. Both will go into effect at noon today but expire … Continue reading »

Weather Wise: Back to “Normal”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a different show in the weather today as compared to yesterday. Yesterday, a lot of moisture in the atmosphere brought in a large stratus deck that covered most of the forecast area, and thus kept our temperatures a bit cooler. Now, we still had some thunderstorm development in the region, but we … Continue reading »

A Record Breaking Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, temperatures reached the triple digits Monday afternoon.  Several locations broke records, and Medford tied their record of 101, originally set in 1968.  There is no relief from this heat in the short-term, or the long-term for that matter.  Highs near 100 are expected towards the end of the weekend. Montague, Alturas, … Continue reading »

Scorching Heat & Even Thunder/Lightning

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The extreme heat will continue today and unfortunately there is no relief in sight. A heat advisory will go into effect at noon on Monday and remain in place through Tuesday evening. This is for West Side Valleys and Western Siskiyou County where temperatures will rise to and exceed triple digits throughout … Continue reading »

Record Breaking Heat (Officially)

WEATHER DISCUSSION HOT is the word of the week so far and we’re just getting started. Hot air from the south has been moving into our area little-by-little each afternoon. High pressure near Nevada is slowly retrograding back into our region and because of this, hot air is being moved from the Desert Southwest up … Continue reading »

Isolated T-Storms This Weekend

Humidites are very low across the viewing area, although they are slightly higher than yesterday. Scattered showers are beginning to pop up along the Cascades, on the East Side and in Siskiyou County. These dry conditions are due to the offshore flow. Brookings again reached the upper 80′s and a heat advisory is in effect … Continue reading »