Rain & Snow Showers Isolated On Wed.

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday brought a mostly clear start to the day, but by the afternoon, clouds rolled back into the area.  Temperatures were still able to make it above average, and as they drop again tonight, more snowfall is possible for the higher elevations mainly in Siskiyou County. A winter weather advisory is in effect … Continue reading »

Light Rain & High Elev. Snow Continue

WEATHER DISCUSSION Monday brought light rain to many locations, but Medford was left dry.  The region saw a fairly active day, with rain and snow, with the exception of the Rogue Valley.  That active weather continues along the coast tonight, where a winter weather advisory is in effect for the high terrain of Del Norte … Continue reading »

A Quiet Weekend With Cooler Temperatures

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday brought a few more showers to the area, but for higher elevations, it also brought measurable snowfall.  Mount Ashland reported several inches at the base, with Mount Shasta seeing a few inches of fresh snow as well.  As far as rainfall amounts, most were less than a quarter of a inch, with … Continue reading »

Gusty Wind & Driving Rain Winding Down

WEATHER DISCUSSION Hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall have been expected for days in advance, and right on schedule, the rainfall arrived and winds began to howl during the predawn hours Thursday morning.  Peak wind gusts occurred between 3:00 and 5:00 this morning as the strong area of low pressure skirted the Oregon coast.  The … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Wind

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Where does wind come from?” Chase, Griffin Creek Elementary Winds are caused by differences in atmospheric pressure.  Areas of high and low pressure form when we have a lot of either warm or cold air in place.  Cold air is related to more stable, sinking air, and therefore is also related to … Continue reading »

Round Two Of Wind & Rain Comes Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the title suggests, we are waiting for the second round of strong wind and heavy rain to move through Thursday.  Round one came Wednesday, bringing gusts over 80 mph to the coast near Port Orford and in the high terrain along the state line.  Although the winds died down Wednesday evening, the … Continue reading »

Preparing For High Wind & Heavy Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the time ticks down, confidence is growing in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.  We have been anticipating a strong storm system moving through, and the action is expected to start along the coast early Wednesday morning.  Confidence is also growing in the development of a second area of low pressure that … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Ramping Up Through the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION  The light, spotty showers that we have seen Monday will pale in comparison to the pounding rain that will arrive along the coast Wednesday.  A strong storm system will make its way through the area in the coming days, and it has prompted a slew of watches, warnings, and advisories for the coast … Continue reading »

Next System Arriving Friday PM

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday morning began with dense fog all along the I-5 corridor.  At times, visibility was less than a quarter of a mile in the Rogue Valley.  Finally by the afternoon, the fog began to lift and we saw a peek of blue sky .  Along the coast, showers continued off and on, but … Continue reading »

Showers Will Subside, But Only Briefly

WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure has continued to slowly drag northwards along the coast of northern California Wednesday afternoon and evening.  As expected, it brought measurable rainfall to Siskiyou County and the coast, but rainfall amounts were much lower inland.  For comparison, Mount Shasta City saw nearly an inch of rain Wednesday, where locations … Continue reading »

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