More Valley Sunshine this Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to dominate the Pacific keeping the storm track well to our north and blocking any new systems from reaching our region. The biggest change this weekend will be at the coast as off-shore dry flow switches to on-shore moist flow bringing more clouds, patchy morning fog and cooler temperatures. Inland … Continue reading »

Drought To Persist or Intensify

WEATHER PATTERN & DROUGHT OUTLOOK Last November I made an extended winter forecast taking an in-depth look at the teleconnections that influence the Pacific Northwest including the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO). Our weather pattern included a neutral ENSO and cool phase (negative) of the PDO, which history has … Continue reading »

No Help with Drought Conditions

WEATHER DISCUSSION Last November I made an extended winter forecast taking an in-depth look at the teleconnections that influence the Pacific Northwest including the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and found that we were on track to seeing a cooler and drier than average winter. (You can find an … Continue reading »

Foggy Valleys, Sunny & Mild Elsewhere

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today was a transition day from wet to dry so this morning was too chilly and this afternoon not too warm with clouds decreasing through the day. Tomorrow will be what we will see for the remainder of the work week with cold mornings for the east side and Siskiyou county with more … Continue reading »

Back to Dry & Mild Weather

WEATHER DISCUSSION After an active weather weekend that brought over a foot of snow at Crater Lake, over two inches of rain to areas of the coast and hurricane force wind gusts to the Siskiyous we transition back to mild conditions this week. With sunny skies and warm temperatures in the mountains snow will melt … Continue reading »

Snow & Wind Continue Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front passed through this morning and snow levels have dropped close to 4,000 feet and will continue to drop to 3,000 feet by Sunday morning. We saw thunderstorms at the coast and as far inland as O’Brien with heavy rain falling. Rain, snow and wind will all ease overnight but shower … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain, Snow & Winds this Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front tapping into tropical moisture will arrive at the coast early Saturday morning, between 2 and 4AM, then push inland. Snow levels ahead of the front will remain high between 6,000 and 7,000 feet but once the front passes in the afternoon snow levels will drop to 3,500′ and down to … Continue reading »

Potent Storm Arrives Overnight Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front has brought showers today with activity decreasing across the region at this time. Isolated showers will continue tonight with snow levels between 5,000 and 5,500 feet climbing Friday up to 6,000 feet. Friday will bring another warm front and showers mainly at the coast and Cascades though shower activity will … Continue reading »

Rain, Showers then Heavy Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION The most potent cold front of the week so far is bringing widespread rain to the area currently and rain will increase through the evening. Showers will begin tapering off by Thursday morning with only the coast and Cascades seeing the chance for showers all day. By Thursday afternoon the Cascade passes could … Continue reading »

Showers Return this Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Several weak disturbances will bring isolated showers Monday afternoon mainly at the coast and Cascades with a slight chance elsewhere with a similar set up again on Tuesday. A cold front Wednesday night into Thursday will bring our first chance for widespread shower activity across the region in over a month with snow … Continue reading »

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