Lightning Strikes and a Little Rainfall

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Wednesday brought another round of afternoon storms in northern California and the Klamath Basin.  We saw frequent lightning strikes and even measurable rainfall in Klamath Falls and Alturas.  The Rogue Valley stayed mainly dry, with a few lightning strikes reported in south Jackson County near Ashland. Temperatures were also much warmer … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms Ending By Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Yesterday and into last night, we saw thunderstorms in northern California and the Klamath Basin, extending up into Douglas County as the night progressed.  In fact, the National Weather Service reported 1,500 lightning strikes Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. This afternoon, it was this same area that saw another round of thunder and lightning.  … Continue reading »

Lightning Storms Start Small Fire

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – A lightning storm moved over Douglas County early Wednesday morning.  Approximately 85 lightning strikes have been recorded on the Douglas District, ranging in location from the Azalea area, to Glide, according to a press release from the Douglas Fire Protection Association (DFPA). One fire has been located near Days Creek and is … Continue reading »

Scattered T-Storms & Frequent Lightning

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The extreme heat is ongoing today but it will not be as warm as Tuesday. Still, high temperatures are climbing into the 90′s across much of the region. In addition to that, thunderstorms will be pretty widespread by this evening over Northern California and the Klamath Basin. We had widespread thunderstorms move … Continue reading »

Pop Up Storm Possible Later Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will be quiet compared to yesterday — a pop up shower or storm could still develop into late afternoon, however the chances today are much more slim. Skies will start off mostly sunny across all locations, and become partly sunny throughout the afternoon on the East Side and over Siskiyou County. … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Threat at Maximum

WEATHER FORECAST Official Start of Fire Season for: Lake, Klamath, Josephine and Jackson Counties Today had the worst threat for thunderstorms this week as instability and heat is building up cells of showers in the region. Activity is confined to the Cascades, Basin and Northern California for tonight. As of 7:00pm Monday, over 200 lightning … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms Likely Later Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A quiet morning has begun across the region although an active afternoon and evening is ahead. The marine layer will bring clouds and fog to the Coast early, but as the sun comes up skies will gradually clear in Curry and Coos County. It’s a mostly clear start for inland locations with … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Thunder

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What Causes Thunder?” Kanai Liufau, Medford Montessori In the spring, the last bit of winter air moves in above the warmer air at the surface. Because of this phenomenon, thunderstorms become more numerous. As the name suggests, thunder is a key factor in these storms. But what causes this phenomenon? Thunder is … Continue reading »

Stray Shower or Storm Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION An upper level low continues to spin over the Western half of the country. This is still bringing unstable air to the region today, allowing for a few stray showers and a chance for storms to continue in the Klamath Basin, the Cascades & Northern California for later today. About 500 lightning … Continue reading »

Rain, Wind, and Snow In the Forecast

WEATHER DISCUSSION There is a lot going on this week as far as weather is concerned. Rain, wind, and snow are in the forecast. This active weather pattern will last through the week and could even stretch into the weekend. First, we’ll start with the wind. A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for the Shasta … Continue reading »

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