Sunshine Keep Temps Feeling Spring-Like

WEATHER DISCUSSION Even though temperatures started in the 20’s and 30’s across the region, afternoon highs rose into the upper 60’s and 70’s in many locations.  These values are about ten degrees above average, and we will be even warmer heading into the weekend.  Rain chances remain out of the forecast until our pattern starts … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Hail Size

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What’s the biggest hail stone you’ve ever recorded?” Ethan Cano,  Jacksonville Elementary Well, I was a little too young to think to measure the hail stones at the time because I wasn’t quite a “weather weenie” yet, but a historic hail storm is actually what sparked my love of weather. It was … Continue reading »

We’ll Be Keeping the Sunny Skies

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure is continuing to build into the region, and the ridge is only going to strengthen as we head toward the weekend.  That means more sunshine in the afternoons, but cold, clear nights and frosty mornings.  Overnight lows in the basin will be in the teens and 20’s, with lows in the … Continue reading »

Temperatures on an Upward Climb

WEATHER DISCUSSION Aside from a few high clouds Tuesday, we saw abundant sunshine.  Temperatures began on a chilly note, with mid-teens in the Klamath Basin and 20’s and 30’s elsewhere.  We will be equally chilly Wednesday morning, but the afternoon hours will hold slightly warmer temperatures.  Along the coast, a FROST ADVISORY will go into … Continue reading »

Sunshine is Back, Bringing Warmer Temps

WEATHER DISCUSSION A storm system that is falling apart drifted southward through the area Monday.  It brought a couple of showers further north along the coast, along with a few sprinkles and snow flurries east of the Cascades and down into Modoc County.  The remnants of the storm will move south tonight, clearing out the cloud … Continue reading »

A Few Sprinkles, Then Staying Sunny

WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunday brought abundant sunshine to the region, and while we will see plenty of sunshine next week, overnight tonight into Monday morning will be a bit different.  An area of low pressure is going to skirt the coast early Monday morning, bumping up cloud cover and bringing a few showers to mainly coastal locations.  … Continue reading »

Rain & Snow Wind Down Saturday Afternoon

WEATHER DISCUSSION We saw intermittent rain and snow showers both ahead and behind a cold front that passed Friday morning.  New snowfall amounts have been between 3 and 4 inches, with more expected through the overnight hours.  Rainfall totals have been highest along the coast, with more than an inch recorded in 24 hours in … Continue reading »

Winter Weather & Rain Through Friday PM

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a fairly significant dry spell, we are now seeing measurable rain and snow entering the area.  Rainfall amounts won’t be significant, but for the high terrain, snowfall totals could top 12 inches along the highest peaks.  Since this is quite a change from the type of weather we’ve been seeing over the … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Rex Block

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “These high pressure ridges seem to be blocking much needed rain from our region.  Why?” Pat Alexander Today in Ask the Meteorologist we are talking about ridges of high pressure that block the movement of storm systems. While high pressure typically diverts storm systems by nature, there are specific types of … Continue reading »

A Bit of Rain & Snow on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION A few high clouds moving through today signaled a change that’s on the way.  We’ll see a storm system drift southward over the next 24 hours, bringing a round of showers to the valleys and a few inches of snow to the mountains.  Temperatures will also drop a little bit with the cold front … Continue reading »

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