Comfortable Holiday Weekend Temps

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front is poised to swing through the area by Saturday, dropping temperatures by about ten degrees and bringing some cloud cover with it.  The front will also help keep the smoke from the fires burning in Siskiyou County out of southern Oregon, which will allow for some blue sky to peek … Continue reading »

Air Quality Still Unhealthy In No. Cal.

WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds continue to blow from the west and southwest, and that has pushed the smoke from the Happy Camp Complex fires into southern Oregon again Thursday.  Air quality has been reading unhealthy across Siskiyou County, and even in Klamath Falls, air quality has been reading unhealthy as well. A cold front passes Friday … Continue reading »

The Haze and Heat Hang Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although we saw a break from the smoke and haze for a few days in northern California and southern Oregon, it definitely made a return Wednesday.  In fact, as winds shifted late Tuesday evening, air quality began to decrease in Fort Jones and Etna, and as the sun rose Wednesday, it was evident … Continue reading »

The Heat Continues For a Few More Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures climbed into the upper 90′s on Tuesday afternoon.  The next couple of afternoons will also be toasty, but relief is in sight.  By the weekend, highs will drop back down into the middle 80′s. A ridge of high pressure has been building over the Pacific Northwest, which has helped afternoon temperatures reach values nearly … Continue reading »

The Heat Peaks Mid-Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Highs Monday were a few degrees above average, for the most part, but over the next few days, temperatures will be approaching triple digits.  An area of low pressure brought a few showers to extreme southeastern Modoc County earlier on Monday, but as that low continues to exit the area, high pressure builds … Continue reading »

Smoke Still Thick In Siskiyou County

WEATHER DISCUSSION High temperatures were several degrees cooler Friday than Thursday behind a cold front that passed early Friday morning.  We saw mostly sunny skies throughout southern Oregon, but in northern California, smoke impaired visibility in central Siskiyou County.  Air quality in Fort Jones and Etna has been reading in the “very unhealthy” category off … Continue reading »

Temperatures Comfortable For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday’s temperatures were very near average for most locations.  Medford saw its average high for this time of year, as did Klamath Falls.  Expect slightly cooler temperatures on Friday as a weak cold front passes late Thursday night and early Friday morning.  It will also bring with it low clouds to portions of the coast … Continue reading »

Nice Weather to Close Out the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday began with cool temperatures and ended with a mild afternoon across the area.  Throughout the rest of the week, high temperatures below average will be the trend.  We will only start a warming again next week, when the high pressure ridge offshore strengthens over the northwest. Although most aspects of our weather have … Continue reading »

Beginning a Less Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday evening’s thunderstorms popped up in parts of northern California and east of the Cascades. They were more isolated in nature and did not produce as much lightning as Monday’s storms in Josephine and Jackson Counties.  As the storms exit the region, a more quiet pattern takes over, but not before bringing some cloud cover … Continue reading »

Isolated Storms Still Possible Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure, located to just to our south, created another round of storms Monday afternoon.  Early on, most of the activity was contained to northern California as storms tracked towards the west northwest through Siskiyou County.  We also saw a few isolated thunderstorms east of the Cascades.  However, as the evening progressed, … Continue reading »

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