A Nice End to the Work Week on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to strengthen on Friday, meaning mostly sunny skies prevail, aside from the morning fog in the valleys.  High temperatures will be back above average, reaching the upper 50’s and lower 60’s in some locations. We have been mentioning the rain chances that are in the forecast for the end of … Continue reading »

Mild Temperatures & Dense Morning Fog

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday began very much like Monday and Tuesday, with dense fog in our valleys and cool temperatures.  By the afternoon hours, however, temperatures were not quite as warm as days past, but still above average.  Klamath Falls came very close to setting a record, hitting 55 degrees – one degree shy of the … Continue reading »

Morning Fog & a Stray Shower Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday brought another round of dense fog to the valleys, and for some locations in Josephine County, that fog never lifted.  However, Medford did see a fog-free afternoon, but highs clouds and haze obscured any sunshine we may have seen.  We also saw a few spotty showers pop up on the radar, but they … Continue reading »

Rain Chances Remain Few and Far Between

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the title states, rain chances (and snow chances, for that matter) will be scarce this week.  A few sprinkles are possible Tuesday into Wednesday in association with a weak cold front, but most locations will remain dry and those that do see the raindrops won’t receive anything measurable.  There will be another … Continue reading »

A Record Setting Day for Our Region

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, the right concoction of atmospheric ingredients came into play today to allow for temperatures to break records in some cities. Six weather stations across the region recorded high temperatures that exceeded records set on this day. Those records are as follows: Klamath Falls: 57, breaking the old record of 53 (2014) Roseburg: … Continue reading »

Close to Record Temperatures Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION “Jackets in the morning and short sleeves by the afternoon.” That is my motto when talking about the diurnal temperature change in the spring and the fall. Diurnal temperature change is the difference between the low and the high in a given day. In the spring and fall, we usually start seeing the … Continue reading »

All Set For a Mild Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Some afternoon sunshine helped warm temperatures to about five to ten degrees above average across the region.  This warming trend lasts through the weekend and start of next week, with highs flirting with record values by Sunday and Monday.  High pressure is still in control, and that will not be changing any time … Continue reading »

A Few Clouds & Mild Temps End the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday morning brought very patchy fog to the region, and by the afternoon, a little bit of sunshine warmed helped warm us up.  Brookings hit a high of 63, and similar temperatures are in the forecast not just for Friday, but throughout the weekend along the coast.  Even the high terrain and basin … Continue reading »

Small Changes to Our Inactive Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small change in the weather pattern occurs today over the region with a weak warm front that will scoot in and drop some light precipitation. Keep in mind that with the ridge overhead, we have dry air over the area so a lot of the rain is falling as virga and evaporating … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Lightning Colors

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What color is lightning?” Ardin, Jewett Elementary When we draw lightning as children, we usually color it as yellow, but lightning actually emits a white light.  It’s very similar to the sun because of its intense heat. The color of lightning can differ, however, based on what is present in the atmosphere … Continue reading »

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