Nine Triple Digit Days & Counting

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Medford ended Thursday racking in another triple digit day. The high at the airport was 100, making it the 9th triple digit day so far this summer. Typically we average about 8 or 9 in a summer. With the summer only half way over, it’s likely this number goes up. Today, sunny … Continue reading »

Another Scorcher Today with Storms

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The heat is the big story again today. Triple digit temperatures are expected by the afternoons and heat advisories remain in place for the West Side and Northern California. The advisory over Southern Oregon will expire at 10pm tonight but for Siskiyou County it will expire at 10pm tomorrow night. Skies will … Continue reading »

Quiet & Warm Weather Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to sit over the region. A weaker low pressure air mass is also hanging along the Coastline, bringing clouds and light drizzle to Curry County this morning. Once the sun rises, cloud cover and fog will begin burning off/breaking up for the Coast, but temperatures will struggle to warm. … Continue reading »

Cool Start, Afternoon Sunshine Thursday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Cloud cover is still lingering across the East Side this morning from a passing cold front last night. Rain and snow showers developed across the forecast area, mainly across Lake County and the Southern Oregon Cascades, all of which appear to be dissipating at this point. Gradual clearing is expected through the … Continue reading »

Summer-Like Weather this Week

A blocking pattern, or Rex Block, is sitting over the region. This is a specific position in the jet stream that “blocks” and redirects weather disturbances from making their way into the region. This Rex Block is also the reason an offshore wind is bringing the Chetco Effect to Brookings, with high pressure positioned just … Continue reading »

Quiet Weather for Inland Areas This Week

Temperatures remain cool over the region, about five to seven degrees below average to be exact, for late August. Gradual warming will be the trend over the next two days. Quiet weather is in place for inland areas, but along the coastline several disturbances will be brushing by bringing a chance for light showers. A … Continue reading »

Cooler Air Mass Moving In

Temperatures this afternoon and evening are pretty similar to yesterday. The air mass is pretty dry overall, but winds are going to begin shifting to the NW and cooler air is going to allow for a cooler evening in the Valley. Thunderstorms are possible through the evening mainly in Siskiyou County and on the East … Continue reading »

Still Warm, but Temperatures Dropping

High temperatures peaked at 101 in Medford Tuesday afternoon. Grants Pass was in the upper 90′s, while Klamath Falls hit 90. Tuesday was the peak of the heat wave with most of the viewing area seeing temperatures between five and fifteen degrees above average. The high pressure air mass that has been expanding over the … Continue reading »

Temperatures Continue to Climb

Several locations across the viewing area today hit the triple digits, and many tied or broke records. Some of the records were set almost 100 years ago! This gives you a good idea of the strength of this high pressure air mass in place over the West. Afternoon highs will continue to climb into this … Continue reading »

The Heat Waves Continues!

The heat wave is going to continue into the second half of the weekend and also into next week. Temperatures this afternoon were hot, but all areas in managed to stay under record highs. The days likely to approach, tie and break record highs will be Monday & Tuesday. Triple digit highs are expected Sunday … Continue reading »

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