Fall Makes a Very Slow Comeback

WEATHER DISCUSSION While temperatures were still about 15 degrees above average Monday, a change is on the way.  It will be a very gradual cool down, but temperatures will finally be dropping by Thursday.  As time moves on, we will even be looking at rain chances returning to the area! Showers enter the forecast for … Continue reading »

Busy October in the Night Sky

WEATHER NEWS This month the heavens will get busy and give us a show. Just in time for October, our astronomy calendar brings us a meteor shower from Draco, the dragon’s mouth and also a blood moon! Don’t worry, it will be more beautiful, than scary. Here’s the breakdown: Draconids Meteor Shower The Draconids meteor … Continue reading »

Temperatures Cooling Through the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Over the past weekend, temperatures have felt more like summer than fall.  Finally, however, afternoon highs will start to drop towards the middle of the week to more seasonable values.  This cool down cannot be attributed to a cold front, however.  The drop in temperatures will be caused by the weakening of the … Continue reading »

Warmest Temperatures This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the axis of high pressure moves over the region, the warmest of the afternoon highs comes with it. Expect to be 10-15 degrees above average temperatures through the weekend. After Sunday, the ridge will slowly start breaking down, and that will allow for a gradual cool down over the course of the … Continue reading »

More Sunny Autumn Days Ahead

WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather pattern over the past couple of days has been stuck in a rut…or stuck in a ridge, to be more exact.  High pressure is holding strong for the time being, but even after the ridge over our region begins to weaken, there won’t be a huge change in the type of … Continue reading »

Warmer Still for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Still sitting in the region of high pressure. The axis will move overhead on Saturday, meaning that the warmest of the temperatures will land on this day. Expect the 60’s at the coast, 80’s in the Basin, anywhere from the 60’s to the 80’s for the high country, and upper 80’s for the … Continue reading »

Warming On Up Through the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Yes, it will be warming on up through the weekend… (put that to the tune of The Jeffersons theme song).  By the afternoon, it certainly feels nice enough to sing a song, and the summer-like temperatures hang on for the next several days.  After the ridge starts to weaken by the start of next … Continue reading »

RidgeWatch – Day 2

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now entering our second day of the high pressure, the ridge is continuing to build. Each day from here, we’ll be warming into the weekend. It seems like Friday/Saturday will be the timing of the axis of the ridge. This is when we typically see the warmest of the afternoon highs. Expect high … Continue reading »

Summer-Like Temperatures Return

WEATHER DISCUSSION One more morning of cold temperatures awaits, then highs will be climbing as we head into the weekend.  Wednesday morning, we saw lows as cold as the middle to upper 20’s east of the Cascades, and while it won’t be that cold Thursday morning, temperatures will be low enough for another frost or … Continue reading »

One More Round of Light Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front will be swinging onshore throughout the overnight hours tonight. What it will bring with it is another day of cool temperatures and a chance for showers. There showers will be nothing like the downpour a few days ago, but at least a tenth of an inch could fall at … Continue reading »

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