A Wet, Windy Wednesday For Some

WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers have slowly been creeping towards the coast this evening, and Brookings has seen some light showers already.  This is a sign that the next cold front is making its way towards southern Oregon and northern California, bringing steady ready to the area by Wednesday afteroon and evening.  However, the rain chances don’t … Continue reading »

A Brief Break From the Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, the area saw measurable rain along the coast and for inland locations.  What we weren’t expecting is the amount of rain we saw for west side valleys.  Of course, no one is complaining, since the rain is still much needed and appreciated.  Amounts were near half an inch for more areas, … Continue reading »

Cooler Temperatures With an Active Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunday afternoon’s weather proved to be what many would consider near perfect.  We saw just a few clouds with a light breeze and highs in the upper 70′s.  Unfortunately, it will be the last such day this week.  A cold front is making its way towards the coast Sunday evening, bringing showers Sunday night and clouds to inland … Continue reading »

Saturday Brings Clearing Skies

WEATHER DISCUSSION All day Friday we’ve been watching scattered showers slowly track through the area.  Rainfall amounts have been very low with this system, with barely any measurable rainfall recorded for west side valleys, northern California, and areas east of the Cascades.  The coast has seen the most rain, but amounts for Brookings and Crescent … Continue reading »

Rainfall Amounts Look Slim Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As showers approach the coast Thursday evening, rain chances, on the surface, look promising.  Unfortunately, as the line of showers makes its way onshore over the next 24 hours, it will start to fall apart.  That means measurable rain along the coast, but totals will be minimal for inland locations. How minimal? West … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Forecasting

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How long does it take you to gather the data for your weather forecast?” Cameron, Mae Richardson Elementary There is a short and long answer to this question.  The short answer is a couple of hours.  The long answer involves the steps we take and everything we utilize to put together our … Continue reading »

A Few Clouds Hang Around Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although the rain showers came to and end for most locations Wednesday afternoon, one location continued to see precipitation.  Crater Lake saw its first snowfall of the season, and as the flakes continued to fall intermittently Wednesday evening, the accumulation grew.  As of 7 PM Wednesday, snowfall totals along the rim were between … Continue reading »

Showers Continue Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A line of showers slowly crept eastward Tuesday, bringing steady rain to the coast.  Rainfall amounts have already topped two inches near Brookings, with over three inches reported by a viewer in Whaleshead.  The rain will continue to move inland as the night moves on and showers remain in the forecast for Wednesday. … Continue reading »

A Fairly Nice Weekend On the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Usually on Thursday and Friday, the weather discussions focus on the weekend forecast.  However, things are a little different because all eyes are on the next cold front set to move through next Tuesday.  With each model run, rain chances remain decent and the cool down is significant. But for old time’s sake, … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Rain Chances

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What does ANY percent chance of rain really mean?” Bud Fuller, Grants Pass In some weather forecasts, you have probably heard the phrase “There is a ____ percent chance of rain today.”  But what does that really mean?  Does it depend on coverage area? Does it depend on likelihood? Well, it’s a … Continue reading »

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