Quiet Today & Mild into the Afternoon

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is keeping the storm track to our north & dry weather in place across Southern Oregon. This is allowing for chilly temperatures in the morning. These temperatures can be damaging to the early blooming fruit trees across the Valley, in particular nectarines, peaches and pears. Orchardists should keep a close eye … Continue reading »

Cold Mornings but Warm Afternoons

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is building into the West today. This will bring very inactive weather to the Northwest this week, with the storm track remaining well to our north. Plenty of sun will keep high temperatures between 7 & 15 degrees above average. Because winds are offshore today, the Chetco Effect will be … Continue reading »

High/Low Pressure on Weather Maps

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST Sometimes I see low pressure depicted on a weather map where the lines of barometric pressure do not support that a low pressure area exists there. Does this mean that it is a high altitude low pressure area? Lotus Moon Wolfe Mount Shasta High School   This is very common. Although … Continue reading »

Near Record Highs This Afternoon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A large high pressure air mass continues to sit over the region. This is the dominant weather feature impacting our weather through the remainder of the week. Expect chilly mornings, and warm afternoons. Highs are nearing record breaking temperatures across the Valley today. The Medford airport hit 79 Sunday afternoon and Monday’s … Continue reading »

Sunny & Warm for your Thursday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to sit over the region. This is bringing clear skies to all areas, including the Coastline where the Chetco Effect is being enhanced from the offshore wind. Today and tomorrow Brookings will see highs in the 70′s. It will return again on Monday. For inland areas, temperatures continue to … Continue reading »

Sunny Skies Will Help Warm Temperatures

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High clouds are moving over the forecast area this morning, associated with a weak cold front moving through the Pacific Northwest today. It’s not too impressive, and lacks substantial moisture to produce good cloud cover or precipitation. The high clouds will pass to our south and west by midday and clear skies … Continue reading »

Chilly Start but Warming Temperatures

WEATHER DISCUSSION A large high pressure air mass is currently building into the West. This is going to keep our region under clear skies for quite some time with quiet weather expected through next weekend. In the upper levels of our atmosphere a blocking pattern is setting up, something known as an Omega Block. This … Continue reading »

Gradual Warming Friday, Nice Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Morning lows have dropped significantly, especially on the East Side where temperatures are starting in the mid 20’s today. Some clouds are filtering in from the North, banking up along the Cascades. Come the mid-morning hours, most of the forecast area will be under mostly sunny skies with the exception of the … Continue reading »

Partly Cloudy Today, Showers Tomorrow

A warm front that passed through the region this morning is bringing cloud cover and some spotty showers, mainly to the Coastline. This activity should begin to taper off through the morning and Monday will give us a brief break in the wet weather. By early Tuesday morning, a third front will move in from … Continue reading »

Approaching Triple Digits Again

The Rex Block that has been presenting weather disturbances from moving into our region, will break down today. This is going to change the weather in the incoming days, bringing more cloud cover to Northern California. At this point, it looks like enough moisture is going to wrap around the southern portion of the Rex … Continue reading »

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