The Heat Continues For a Few More Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures climbed into the upper 90′s on Tuesday afternoon.  The next couple of afternoons will also be toasty, but relief is in sight.  By the weekend, highs will drop back down into the middle 80′s. A ridge of high pressure has been building over the Pacific Northwest, which has helped afternoon temperatures reach values nearly … Continue reading »

A Little Cooler & More Comfortable!

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will begin quieting down beginning today. The West Coast is in between two air masses, with a trough just to our east and a ridge of high pressure just to our west. The ridge will slowly inch our way into the weekend. In the meantime, the weather will stay inactive … Continue reading »

Isolated Storms Still Possible Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure, located to just to our south, created another round of storms Monday afternoon.  Early on, most of the activity was contained to northern California as storms tracked towards the west northwest through Siskiyou County.  We also saw a few isolated thunderstorms east of the Cascades.  However, as the evening progressed, … Continue reading »

First Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION A closed upper level low is sitting off the coast of Northern California and bringing in a southerly flow. This is increasing the moisture and instability in our region to the point that daytime heating is allowing for these storms to develop across the thunderstorm hotspots. Starting around 2 p.m. lighting was detected … Continue reading »

A Break From the Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure slipping in from the south keeping the cloud coverage away from the inland locations moving into the weekend. This will give us a chance to dry up from the rains and thunderstorms that passed just a few days ago. We will also experience quite a warming trend into next week. This … Continue reading »

Rain and Thunderstorms On the Way Out

WEATHER DISCUSSION After four days of an evolving active weather pattern, the rain and thunderstorm threat is now coming to an end. The air mass is still very saturated with the moisture leftover from yesterday’s rains. However, a high pressure ridge will slowly creep to the north and allow for us to dry out and … Continue reading »

Staying Cooler For One More Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION The low pressure system that drifted onshore Wednesday brought us another round of showers and thunderstorms.  Fortunately, there were mainly just embedded rumbles of thunder within the steady light rain.  Early morning rainfall brought nearly half an inch of the wet stuff to Medford, one of the higher totals in the region.  That’s … Continue reading »

Change Brings More Rain With Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now in our fourth day of an active weather pattern,  we are seeing a little bit of a change. Sunday through Tuesday brought strong scattered thunderstorm activity. With these storms, that stretched across the entire region, we had a plethora of threats that accompanied them. Between Sunday and Wednesday morning, we had thousands … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Threat Continues

WEATHER DISCUSSION Monday makes the tenth triple digit day so far in 2014, and all of those days have been in July.  In fact, it was the hottest day of the year so far.  The official high in Medford was 106, and as hot as that seems, that’s still two degrees shy of the record 108 set … Continue reading »

Hot Again This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures, today, were about where they normally are for this time of the year. However, it was a definite change from what we’ve been seeing. The last few afternoons have been very comfortable. Cloud coverage from thunderstorms and a few cold fronts that ushered in cooler air was the reason for the wonderful … Continue reading »

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