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 »

Improved Air Quality & More Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSSION Thunder and lightning was widespread east of the Cascades Monday. This brought heavy rain to the Klamath Basin, hail and lightning strikes. Storms traveled west, southwest passing over the Oregon Gulch Fire into Northern California. Lightning made it to the Jackson/Klamath County line before fizzling out into Jackson County. As the sun set, … Continue reading »

More T-Storms on the Way Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The burning wildfires are now impacting our air quality levels ..reading moderate to unhealthy across much of the area. The smoke has also kept our temperatures slightly cooler, by about 5-10 degrees. Clouds are streaming in from our south and west, increasing the moisture content in our air. Higher humidities will help … Continue reading »

Lightning Threat Back For Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Smoke once again left a yellow-tinged veil across southern Oregon and northern California Sunday afternoon.  Several fires continue to burn in the area, and winds aloft have transported smoke throughout the region.  Air quality is still being affected, and in Klamath Falls, readings were in the “unhealthy” category Sunday evening.  All of this, … Continue reading »

More Storms Likely Sunday & Monday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION With the existing wildfires, air quality is now being impacted. Through Saturday afternoon Klamath Falls was reading unhealthy, Crater Lake unhealthy for sensitive groups, and Medford and Lakeview moderate. Smoke and haze can be seen across most of the webcams, and just across much of our region in general. In fact, the … Continue reading »

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