Summer-Like Before the Start of Fall

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The cooler weather from Thursday didn’t last long. High pressure will slide in today, as a “rex block” sits over the West. This pattern in the jet stream brings offshore winds to the coast, enhancing the Chetco Effect and warming up all coastal communities. Inland, this means hot and dry weather returns. … Continue reading »

Hot Again By Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday proved to be beautiful, with plenty of blue skies and spring-like temperatures.  It was a rare gem in our typical summer pattern.  That summer heat returns by the end of the weekend and sticks around for the majority of next week.  The coolest days that we will see for a while are … Continue reading »

Nine Triple Digit Days & Counting

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Medford ended Thursday racking in another triple digit day. The high at the airport was 100, making it the 9th triple digit day so far this summer. Typically we average about 8 or 9 in a summer. With the summer only half way over, it’s likely this number goes up. Today, sunny … Continue reading »

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 »

Another Scorcher Today with Storms

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The heat is the big story again today. Triple digit temperatures are expected by the afternoons and heat advisories remain in place for the West Side and Northern California. The advisory over Southern Oregon will expire at 10pm tonight but for Siskiyou County it will expire at 10pm tomorrow night. Skies will … Continue reading »

Consecutive Triple Digit Days This Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The extreme heat is ongoing today. Highs are expected to climb well into the 90’s and exceed 100 in some locations. Aside from a heat, quiet weather will remain in place through the day. The marine layer is bringing low lying clouds to the coast and the Umpqua Basin. Much of Douglas … Continue reading »

High Temps Lead to Long Wait List

MEDFORD, Ore. — In the past week, outdoor temperatures have climbed past 100, and calls for air conditioning repair have climbed past 200. The number of calls has crews working overtime, and customers in a waiting line. Triple digit temperatures combined with only half of her A.C. units working has led to 80 degree temperatures … Continue reading »

Scattered T-Storms & Frequent Lightning

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The extreme heat is ongoing today but it will not be as warm as Tuesday. Still, high temperatures are climbing into the 90’s across much of the region. In addition to that, thunderstorms will be pretty widespread by this evening over Northern California and the Klamath Basin. We had widespread thunderstorms move … Continue reading »

Scorching Heat Expected This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Summer weather is back and a high pressure ridge is building in. This is evident in the clear skies and warm temperatures that we had on Sunday. Temperatures were anywhere from 5-15 degrees warmer today than just 24 hours ago. The warm spot was at Brookings where a weak Chetco set up is … Continue reading »

Heat Not Impacting Crops Yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — Morris Arthur has been growing blueberries at his Alta Vista Orchard for twenty years. He’s seen cold snaps and heat waves, and said warm temperatures aren’t much of a concern this time of year. “As long as you have plenty of water for irrigation, it doesn’t really effect early on,” said Arthur. … Continue reading »

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