Active Weather Brings a Change

WEATHER DISCUSSION After three grueling weeks of high pressure patterns, we now turn to a more active approach. Starting late last night and early this morning, the first line of showers with a low pressure system moved onshore. This brought rain and a wintry mix to the region. The initial line made it as far … Continue reading »

Rain on the Way By Thursday Afternoon

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday featured slightly cooler temperatures than Tuesday, as high clouds helped hold down the afternoon highs just a bit.  Cloud cover will continue to thicken overnight into Thursday, and as a weak system approaches, a stray shower is possible along the coast.  The better rain chances arrive Thursday evening into Friday morning with … Continue reading »

Blue Skies Before the Next Round of Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION The title says it all…but it needs a bit of elaboration.  Wednesday will start with plenty of sunshine along the coast, but cloud cover will be increasing through the afternoon.  We will also see plenty of sunshine for inland locations, but only after the morning fog lifts.  The Rogue Valley will be partly … Continue reading »

A Quiet Pattern Returns, Temporarily

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weekend’s storm system yielded a few tenths of an inch of rainfall west of the Cascades and along the coast, and for the higher terrain, an inch or two of fresh snow.  Mount Ashland remains closed, however, and Mount Shasta announced today that it will be closed beginning Tuesday until they receive … Continue reading »

Showers Continue Into Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, the wave of low pressure moved in late this morning and continues spreading precipitation through the region as the day went on. Light, but steady widespread showers cover the radar map as of 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Snow levels were at about 5,500′ keeping rain falling on everything but the extreme … Continue reading »

Not Finished With the High Pressure

WEATHER DISCUSSION If you remember the set up we had last weekend, then you probably have noticed a similarity to it this weekend. The beginning of last weekend started with the break down of a dominant ridge of high pressure and then a small wave of low pressure skimmed in and brought light showers to … Continue reading »

A Change in the Pattern on the Horizon

WEATHER DISCUSSION Over the past week or so, southern Oregon and northern California has been trapped under a strong ridge of high pressure.  The temperature inversion associated with the ridge has held in not only the fog that developed, but also pollution from sources like wood burning stoves.  We will finally get a storm system … Continue reading »

Dense Fog Hangs Around For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As has been the case for the past week or so, high pressure remains in control, and the associated temperature inversions around the area are strong.  These inversions act like a lid on the lower portions of the atmosphere, holding in the fog that develops but allowing for mild, if not almost warm, … Continue reading »

More Morning Fog and Mild Temperatures

WEATHER DISCUSSION Dense fog blanketed the Rogue Valley this morning, and finally by the early afternoon, some sunshine began to peek through the clouds.  Temperatures were above average for most locations, but for places like Grants Pass where fog was present most of the day, afternoon highs were actually below average. Thursday will be very … Continue reading »

Cool Mornings & Mild Afternoons Continue

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures started out relatively chilly this morning, with inland locations seeing lows in the 20’s and 30’s.  By the afternoon, highs had reached the 50’s and 60’s – about 10 to 15 degrees above average for this time of year.  High pressure is still in control for the entire western United States and … Continue reading »

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