Late Season Frost in the Basin

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a brutal few weeks with temperatures nearing records, we have centered ourselves in a weather pattern that is promoting cooler, yet comfortable afternoon temperatures. A series of cold front moved through at the beginning of the weekend and brought with it a cool air mass that dropped our afternoon temperatures by 5-20 … Continue reading »

Spotty Showers for Memorial Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION A low pressure system waiting just offshore of British Columbia will slowly begin its descent into our region. It will be pushing a few cold fronts our way. One will be overnight on Sunday allowing for clouds to begin building Sunday afternoon. Light, isolated rain showers will accompany this system. Showers will start … Continue reading »

Clouds Increasing on Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A high pressure ridge is slowly slipping to the east of our region. This was the cause of the mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures for Saturday. The only area that had more cloud coverage was the coast seeing overcast Saturday morning then progressing to partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. The ridge … Continue reading »

Sunny Skies for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Clouds have been increasing throughout the day ahead of a weak cold front that will enter the area later this afternoon. A line of moisture is also accompanying this system and moved onshore Friday morning. There is an unstable air mass associated with this system which has been setting up the chance for … Continue reading »

Clouds Increase on Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION The axis of the high pressure ridge sat over our region today allowing for the warmest of temperatures with little to no cloud coverage. Highs of 90 were seen in the valley locations and in Norther California. The exception to these cloudless skies were along the coast where low level clouds hung around … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms to Start the Work Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION The upper level low continues to track to the south off the Oregon Coast today. The center of the low is still far enough north of our region to keep the moist onshore flow intact. Because of this, we are still seeing isolated shower activity throughout our area. As the low continues south … Continue reading »

Showers Moving In for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Short Term (Saturday PM – Tuesday): After the week of sunny skies and record setting temperatures, we will have a different story moving through the weekend. A low pressure system off the coast of Washington will start to track its way south and bring in precipitation to our region. Looking at the visible … Continue reading »

Transitioning to Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the week of high pressure and record setting temperatures, the region is transitioning to cooler temperatures with an upper level low pressure system moving towards the coast. The system will move into Washington overnight, but we will get a cold front with it. This frontal boundary will bring isolated showers to most … Continue reading »

Isolated Rain & Snow Showers Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak disturbance moving through the Northwest is bringing isolated showers to the area today. With snow levels at 2,000′ this is mostly snow showers. Webcams this morning have shown light snow covering some of the higher elevation roads from overnight and Tripcheck is reporting 2″ of new snow at Crater Lake … Continue reading »

Snow Levels to 2,000′ Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION After some precipitation over the last few days, there will be mainly dry conditions across the forecast area tonight. A weak disturbance off the coast will move southeast and bring possible isolated showers to the coast and Northern California this evening. This system will also bring possible snow showers to the Cascades as … Continue reading »

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