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 »

Sunny Skies and Warming Temperatures

WEATHER DISCUSSION As higher pressure sets in, temperatures are on the rise. High pressure is associated with warmer temperatures, and the clearing from the clouds allows for more solar radiation. Therefore, expect temperatures to climb each afternoon until we get to the weekend. We will see the 70’s for the first time in the Rogue … Continue reading »

Temperatures on an Upward Climb

WEATHER DISCUSSION Aside from a few high clouds Tuesday, we saw abundant sunshine.  Temperatures began on a chilly note, with mid-teens in the Klamath Basin and 20’s and 30’s elsewhere.  We will be equally chilly Wednesday morning, but the afternoon hours will hold slightly warmer temperatures.  Along the coast, a FROST ADVISORY will go into … Continue reading »

Warming Trend Begins

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now that the high pressure ridge is moving in, we will get back to quiet weather for the week. Dry, sunny and warm conditions will be the case working through at least the next seven days. Think of high pressure like a weight that’s put on the atmosphere. During the day, when the … Continue reading »

Sunshine is Back, Bringing Warmer Temps

WEATHER DISCUSSION A storm system that is falling apart drifted southward through the area Monday.  It brought a couple of showers further north along the coast, along with a few sprinkles and snow flurries east of the Cascades and down into Modoc County.  The remnants of the storm will move south tonight, clearing out the cloud … Continue reading »

A Few Sprinkles, Then Staying Sunny

WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunday brought abundant sunshine to the region, and while we will see plenty of sunshine next week, overnight tonight into Monday morning will be a bit different.  An area of low pressure is going to skirt the coast early Monday morning, bumping up cloud cover and bringing a few showers to mainly coastal locations.  … 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 »

Rain and Snow Back in the Forecast

  WEATHER DISCUSSION After weeks of dry, sunny, and warm weather, we get a small relief. Rain and snow will return to the forecast for this weekend. High pressure out in the middle Pacific will allow for a series of moisture waves to slide down the “right arm,” into our area. The last few months, … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Rex Block

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “These high pressure ridges seem to be blocking much needed rain from our region.  Why?” Pat Alexander Today in Ask the Meteorologist we are talking about ridges of high pressure that block the movement of storm systems. While high pressure typically diverts storm systems by nature, there are specific types of … Continue reading »

Another, Even Colder, Morning On Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures began in the 20’s for many locations Monday morning, and they will be even colder for Tuesday morning.  By the afternoon hours, though, it’s hard to even remember just how chilly the morning was…highs were back in the upper 50’s and lower 60’s Monday afternoon, and the spread in temperatures will be … Continue reading »

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