Thunderstorms and Fire Weather

WEATHER DISCUSSION Monday brought a few thunderstorms to the area, and the rain chances and lightning risk return for Tuesday.  Rainfall amounts so far have been low, but a bit of measurable rain is possible locally with Tuesday’s storms.  Temperatures also hover near average and dip back down to the middle 80’s by mid-week, but … Continue reading »

Cooler Air Moving In

WEATHER DISCUSSION A change in the weather pattern is in swing. We will see a slight break from the scorching heat for a few days. This will also come with afternoon thunderstorms. Today, afternoon highs were only a few degrees below what they were yesterday. We still sit well above average, but every afternoon we … Continue reading »

Fire Danger: “Extreme”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Fire danger was moved to “Extreme” or Red for Jackson and Josephine Counties. Consecutive days in the triple digits has dried us out significantly and with the afternoon winds and thunderstorm activity continuing, threat for wildfire and rapid spreading is at an all-time high. High pressure over the region is keeping a lid on the … Continue reading »

Fire Danger Upped To Extreme

WEATHER DISCUSSION It’s not new news that this July has been a particularly hot one.  In fact, half of the days so far this month have breached the one hundred degree mark.  Temperatures were hot again this afternoon, but just below 100 in Medford.  Locations elsewhere, like Montague, did see highs in the triple digits. Today was actually … Continue reading »

Little Rain in the Forecast

WEATHER DISCUSSION Afternoon highs climbed back up to the triple digits today, making this now the ninth day in July that temperatures have hit 100 degrees.  Just a little bit of math…that’s over half of the days in July so far.  Fortunately, we are still expecting some relief by next week,  but the system moving … Continue reading »

Dropping Temperatures By Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION While portions of northern California remain under a heat advisory until Thursday evening, a cool down is on the horizon.  Initially, temperatures looked to be dropping by only a few degrees, but more recent model runs are indicating afternoon highs ten to fifteen degrees cooler by Sunday. It’s due to a trough moving through … Continue reading »

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

WEATHER DISCUSSION This now marks the seventh day this year that temperatures have climbed above 100 in Medford, but there is an end in sight for the heat.  We will have one or two more days at or near the century mark,  then temperatures drop closer to our seasonal averages.  Unfortunately, our seasonal averages are … Continue reading »

On a Triple Digit Streak

WEATHER DISCUSSION Another day has come and gone and yet again we saw triple digits.  This now makes the sixth day this year that we’ve broken the century mark.  All of those days were in July, so to put that in perspective, that’s almost have of the month so far.  We are expecting to add … Continue reading »

Low Moves Out, High Moves In

WEATHER DISCUSSION An upper level center of low pressure has been sitting off the coast for a few days now, and this is the main culprit for the humid and hot afternoons we’ve been having. The low is now on it’s way out of our region slowly tracking north and east. Models have the low pushing into … Continue reading »

Weather Wise: Back to “Normal”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a different show in the weather today as compared to yesterday. Yesterday, a lot of moisture in the atmosphere brought in a large stratus deck that covered most of the forecast area, and thus kept our temperatures a bit cooler. Now, we still had some thunderstorm development in the region, but we … Continue reading »

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