A Stormy Tuesday and a Cooler Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our typical summertime thunderstorm events usually only produce a few isolated cells through late afternoon, but the past few days this has not been the case.  Monday featured widespread thunderstorm activity, accompanied by heavy rain and hundreds of lightning strikes.  Tuesday’s storms occurred in waves, one which moved north along and east of the Cascades … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes Medford Neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Neighbors in a Medford cul-de-sac are still shaken after lightning hit a tree, sparking a fire at the end of their street. Monday’s thunderstorms generated at least 80 lightning strikes in Jackson County. Neighbors on Sandberg Ct. said they felt the normal rumbles of thunder after work Monday at around 5 o’clock. But when … Continue reading »

Another Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will be the third day in a row that we see thunderstorms in our forecast area. Once again, storms are expected to reach from the Coastal Range all the way to the Eastern Klamath Basin. Monday was a busy day with the storms. over 80 lightning strikes were recorded in Jackson County … Continue reading »

Rogue River Drive Fire 100 Acres

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — Fire crews are working on a 100 acre fire burning on Rogue River Road between Eagle Point and Shady Cove. Crews have taken a defensive position around 5 homes in the path of the fire. Fire officials say 15 to 20 homes are threatened total. The public information officer on the fire says … Continue reading »

Widespread, Frequent Lightning

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Monday evening brought frequent lightning strikes throughout Northern California and up into southern Oregon.  Storms traveled from the southeast into Jackson and Josephine Counties, and lightning strikes in Medford caused power outages.  Some storms reached severe limits in Siskiyou County, producing heavy rain and gusty winds. This uptick in thunderstorm activity … Continue reading »

Storms Today to Include the West Side

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A cut off low in the San Francisco Bay area will be bringing thunderstorms to much of the state into this evening. As small disturbances rotate around this closed low throughout the next 48-72 hours, rounds of showers and storms will develop across Southern Oregon and Northern California. The first of these … Continue reading »

Abundant Lightning Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today’s storms brought much more lightning to the region compared to yesterdays storms. More instability and moisture mixed with daytime heating created perfect conditions for afternoon thunderstorms. A good amount of lightning was recorded in Modoc, Eastern Siskiyou, Lake, Klamath, and Douglas Counties. Storms were looking to push into Jackson and Josephine, however … Continue reading »

Breezy Today, Becoming Active by Sunday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another fairly quiet day is in store, however the winds could become a bit of a problem this afternoon for fire fighting efforts. Average winds will be between 10-20mph inland, with gusts stronger. Isolated thunderstorms are also expected east of the Cascades and south of the Siskiyous. The further south and east … Continue reading »

July Complex at Critical Point

  NEAR ETNA, Cal. – Danny Breuklander winds his ATV up the logging roads near Mill Creek. The lone member of the Texas Canyon Hotshots keeps an eye up to the sky and an ear on the radio. The rest of his team is further up the hill hoping for a helicopter drop. It’s up … Continue reading »

Mostly Quiet Today, Storms into Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION It will be a quiet day across our region and the usual afternoon storms in the Klamath Basin will come to an end. Skies will be sunny but hazy, with air quality readings impacted in some locations ..particularly the East Side and Siskiyou County. Isolated thunderstorms are possible in Southern Lake County … Continue reading »

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