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 »

High Pressure Keeps a Strong Hold

WEATHER DISCUSSION The work week began with much milder temperatures than what we were seeing just a few days ago.  Early morning lows were about 5 to 10 degrees above average, and afternoon highs were no different.  Even higher elevations saw afternoon temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s, which is causing a bit of snow … Continue reading »

Back to an Inactive Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front moved through this morning dropping light rain in the area. So light, in fact, that the only places that picked up measurable precipitation was the coast and the Cascades. Snow levels were near 4,500′ this morning, and snow fell in mountain passes above this level. The showers started coming to … Continue reading »

Temperatures Slowly Recovering

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, another quiet day was the story for today. High pressure moving in from the west as been keeping us dry. Warmer temperatures are slowly creeping in as winds turn from the south, and clearing occurs in the afternoons. We started Saturday off with very cold overnight lows due to the clear … Continue reading »

Small Changes For the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION The strong arctic push that brought cold temperatures to the region is slowly pushing off to the east. High pressure has been building in slowly and keeping the skies mostly clear. High pressure, plus winds shifting out of the south will allow for temperatures to start their slow climb back up. Afternoon temperatures … Continue reading »

High Pressure in Full Control

WEATHER DISCUSSION Just like Oregon took full control in the 4th quarter of the 2015 Rose Bowl, high pressure is taking full control of the region. This has kept the skies clear for the last two days, and will keep conditions dry for a while. The ridge will sit overhead at least until the end … Continue reading »

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