Measurable Rainfall, But Not Much

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thunderstorms and rain showers moved through Friday morning and brought lightning to not only  northern California and the basin, but also The Rogue Valley and coast.  We did see measurable rainfall, but amounts were very small – only .01 of an inch was seen at the airport in Medford, and amounts elsewhere weren’t … Continue reading »

Consecutive Days in the Triple Digits

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another hot day is in store for much of the region. Partly to mostly sunny skies will bring high temperatures into the 80’s and 90’s this afternoon. A cloudy start will yield a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon for the coast where temperatures will top out in the mid 60’s. … Continue reading »

Triple Digit Highs & Isolated T-Storms

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A heat wave officially begins today for much of the region. Clear skies and quiet weather will bring temperatures well into the 90’s later today across West Side Valleys and the triple digits by tomorrow! In fact, much of the week we will stay in the 90’s. Tuesday the heat is peaking … Continue reading »

Feeling Like Summer — Yes the 90’s

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to build and expand across the West today. This is going to allow for temperatures to trend 5-10 degrees warmer than Sunday. Afternoon temperatures will be in the 70’s in the Klamath Basin, 80’s across West Side Valleys & even the 70’s at the Coast. And this is just … Continue reading »

Extreme Heat Not So Bad for Some Farms

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Jim Davidian’s vineyard bakes under the hot sun. He wouldn’t have it any other way. “We’re going to have some luscious, fully-flavored grapes, and we’re going to make some really good wine,” said Davidian. Many wish for a break from the harsh heat, but not him. For his winery, Caprice, this … Continue reading »

The Heat Continues Sunday

FIRE LEVEL RISING TO EXTREME MONDAY FOR JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES. High pressure still has firm control of the weather across the Western half of the country. Temperatures across the West steadily climbed into the upper 90’s and triple digits Saturday afternoon. Medford fell one degree short of hitting 100 Saturday, but many areas in … Continue reading »

Another Hot Day in Store

  The thermal trough that has developed as a result of the high pressure ridge over the NW, brought an offshore wind flow this afternoon to the Coast. The 1940 afternoon high record of 86 degrees was easily surpassed in Brookings as temperatures rose to 95 at the Airport! There are other reports of even … Continue reading »