Gusty Winds & Heavy Rain For Fri. Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION High wind warnings have been in effect along the coast Friday, and the winds that we were seeing definitely warranted the warnings being in place.  Peak gusts near Cape Blanco reached 70 miles per hour, near North Bend we saw gusts of 40 miles per hour.  On Saturday, the high winds will reach … Continue reading »

A Messy, Windy Friday On the Coast

WEATHER DISCUSSION For about a week or so, we have been monitoring the storm system that will make its way onshore tomorrow on Friday.  Moving from west to east, the coast will be the first to see the effects of the system.  There are already storm warnings and flood advisories in effect for coastal areas. … Continue reading »

Another Weak System Moves In Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday was showery and breezy, but we will start to see a bit of a lull in the rainfall activity tonight.   We are still in midst of a fairly wet time frame, as showers (or snow for higher elevations) are in the forecast every day throughout the extended period.  The next system won’t … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Water Colors

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Aren’t clouds supposed to be blue because they have lots of water in them?” Anshuman Singh, Bellview Elementary in Ashland Anshuman is referring to the ocean, and why the ocean, which is made up of water, is blue.  Well, clouds are made of water too, but they are white.  So what is … Continue reading »

Wednesday Starts An Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday morning was almost Groundhog Day when it came to the frigid temperatures.  We started the day only one or two degrees warmer than Monday, meaning morning lows were once again about ten degrees below average.  Temperatures will be cold again tonight, but more seasonable. These “not as cold” temperatures will be due … Continue reading »

Don’t Put Away the Parkas Yet

WEATHER DISCUSSION Well, we knew it was coming, but that didn’t make it any more comfortable this morning when we awoke to temperatures nearly fifteen degrees below average.  It was cold in the Valley and along the coast, but the Basin saw the truly frigid temperatures.  Lows in Lakeview dropped to nine degrees this morning.  … Continue reading »

Cool Afternoon, Chilly By Saturday Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION While we were initially expecting scattered showers on Friday, most of the rainfall stayed to our north in Douglas County.  Some locations saw up to three inches of rain in 24 hours.  In the Cascades, Crater Lake received an additional three inches of snow, raising the snow depth on the rim to abut … Continue reading »

Showers Stick Around For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday night and morning, the Klamath Basin saw it’s first snowfall of the season! Crater Lake received about five inches of fresh snow.  Chemult saw right around three inches.  Even in Klamath Falls, viewers reported about an inch of snowfall.  By the afternoon, temperatures rose above freezing, and Klamath Falls even made it … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Tornado Size

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How big can a tornado get?  How can you tell a tornado is on its way?” Kristapher Kinzel, Medford Pretty big! The largest tornado on record touched down on May 31, 2013 just south of El Reno, Oklahoma.  At its widest, the base of the tornado measured 2.6 miles across.  To put that … Continue reading »

Rain & Winter Weather On The Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Just offshore sits the next storm system.  We have been seeing increasing cloud cover Wednesday afternoon and evening, and later tonight, we will see rain showers moving inland.  Previously, a winter storm watch was in effect for northern Klamath and Lake Counties.  That has since been upgraded to a winter storm warning.  Also, … Continue reading »

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