More Storms, Wind, & Rain on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday’s heavy rain and high wind brought down trees, caused power outages, and led to flooding in locations throughout the region.  Wind gusts have topped 60 to 70 mph in places, but on Squaw Peak in the Siskiyous, winds reached 124 mph.  Rainfall amounts have been highest in Siskiyou County up into Jospehine … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain & High Wind Start the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have already seen power outages Thursday morning due to gusty winds, and as the wind picks up late tonight and early tomorrow morning, expect a few more.   For the high terrain, gusts have already topped 75 miles per hour for some of the higher peaks.  There will be more of that in … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Arrive Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a break from the rain today, big changes are on the way with the approaching storm systems.  Rain moves onshore again late tonight along the coast, but a few showers are possible for inland locations out ahead of the steadier rainfall.  Winds are already starting to pick up, with gusts near 50 mph … Continue reading »

Long Duration Rain/Wind Event

    WEATHER DISCUSSION  Wednesday will be the “calm before the storm” as our region braces for a long duration rain and wind event. A series of significant storms is expected to impact the region Thursday through Sunday. There are many watches/warnings in place today in anticipation. First, today’s forecast — mostly cloudy with increasing … Continue reading »

Gusty Wind & Driving Rain Winding Down

WEATHER DISCUSSION Hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall have been expected for days in advance, and right on schedule, the rainfall arrived and winds began to howl during the predawn hours Thursday morning.  Peak wind gusts occurred between 3:00 and 5:00 this morning as the strong area of low pressure skirted the Oregon coast.  The … Continue reading »

Round 2 of Strong Winds & Heavy Rain

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A secondary area of low pressure developed offshore overnight. This system strengthened rapidly bringing very strong winds region-wide. Reports of trees down and other wind damage has been coming in all morning, as well as widespread power outages. Gusts this morning will be near 75 mph along the coast, in the Shasta … Continue reading »

Round Two Of Wind & Rain Comes Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the title suggests, we are waiting for the second round of strong wind and heavy rain to move through Thursday.  Round one came Wednesday, bringing gusts over 80 mph to the coast near Port Orford and in the high terrain along the state line.  Although the winds died down Wednesday evening, the … Continue reading »

Preparing For High Wind & Heavy Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the time ticks down, confidence is growing in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.  We have been anticipating a strong storm system moving through, and the action is expected to start along the coast early Wednesday morning.  Confidence is also growing in the development of a second area of low pressure that … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Ramping Up Through the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION  The light, spotty showers that we have seen Monday will pale in comparison to the pounding rain that will arrive along the coast Wednesday.  A strong storm system will make its way through the area in the coming days, and it has prompted a slew of watches, warnings, and advisories for the coast … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain Prompts Flooding Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A strong storm system will push into the Pacific Northwest today. This will bring soaking rains, strong winds, flooding concerns and high elevation snow ..all through the next 48 hours. Rain is already beginning to fall along the coast. This rain will turn moderate to heavy through the day. Skies will stay … Continue reading »

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