A Record Breaking Dry

WEATHER DISCUSSION January ends asĀ  one of the driest on record! Klamath Falls and North Bend saw their 4th driest January, while Roseburg experienced their 6th driest. Last year, Medford saw the ninth driest January, but saw it’s 7th driest this year! A cut-off upper level low off the coast is still on track to … 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 »

Showers Tapering Off

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front made its way through the region today bringing rain and wind ahead of it, now on the backside snow levels are dropping and showers are tapering off. Showers will continue overnight but will be light and isolated and snow levels by Thursday morning will be down to 4,000 feet and … Continue reading »

Showers This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Some much needed showers will move in this week with increasing chances for showers by week’s end. The first round of rain will arrive Monday afternoon at the coast spreading inland through the later afternoon and evening. Snow levels will remain high, around 7,000 feet so this will mainly be a rain event, … Continue reading »

Mild, Dry & Sunny Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds stuck with us overnight keeping morning lows extremely mild, this kept most areas from seeing fog which meant an entire day of sunshine to warm us up to record breaking highs! In fact, Medford and North Bend were just one degree shy of an all time record high for the entire month … Continue reading »

Red Flag Warning through Noon Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A red flag warning continues until noon Friday due to gusty winds and low humidities, already today we’ve seen gusts up to 57mph in the Coast Range and 72mph in the Cascades. Winds will peak tonight into early tomorrow morning and thus any new fires that spark will be able to spread rapidly … Continue reading »

Red Flag Warning Issued

WEATHER DISCUSSION A Red Flag Warning will go into effect late tonight through noon Friday due to a low pressure sliding down the east side of the ridge and moving into central California which will cause the winds to pick up. Winds will be offshore which are the driest winds we can get. Winds will … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Watch Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front brought a few high clouds inland and cooler and cloudy conditions to many areas at the coast today and could bring some drizzle tonight at the coast but most will stay dry. The low pressure associated with this front is going to ride north along the ridge slide south … Continue reading »

Quiet Weather Persists

WEATHER DISCUSSION Little change is expected in our forecast through the week which means valley fog will persist and will dense in many locations with gradual lifting and breaking through the day. A weak low pressure is going to slide north along the ridge late Tuesday and dip south and east of our region Wednesday … Continue reading »

Stagnant Air Persists

WEATHER DISCUSSION Not much change in the weather is expected this week with stagnant air continuing which will impact air quality for low lying valleys in southern Oregon, you can find current air quality levels on the weather homepage under ‘weather links.’ Fog will gradually lift and break during the afternoon hours each day which … Continue reading »

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