Sunshine Keep Temps Feeling Spring-Like

WEATHER DISCUSSION Even though temperatures started in the 20’s and 30’s across the region, afternoon highs rose into the upper 60’s and 70’s in many locations.  These values are about ten degrees above average, and we will be even warmer heading into the weekend.  Rain chances remain out of the forecast until our pattern starts … Continue reading »

Clouds Go Away, to Bring Us a Sunny Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Last weekend’s showers were a relief from the long period of dry, sunny weather. However, the relief was brief. We get back to high pressure and sunny skies starting today. Showers have littered the forecast region due to a weak low pressure center situated over eastern Oregon. The system worked in … Continue reading »

A Few Sprinkles, Then Staying Sunny

WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunday brought abundant sunshine to the region, and while we will see plenty of sunshine next week, overnight tonight into Monday morning will be a bit different.  An area of low pressure is going to skirt the coast early Monday morning, bumping up cloud cover and bringing a few showers to mainly coastal locations.  … Continue reading »

A Dry and Sunny Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain, snow, hail, and wind made up the forecast for Friday. A cold pool of air moved overhead allowing for instability to strengthen. This, along with daytime heating allowed for pop-up storms to form and strengthen through the day. Hail was reported in Grants Pass and Medford, among other places. The showers dissipated over the evening … Continue reading »

Showers Back in the Forecast This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Lower pressure has moved in from the northeast allowing for afternoon temperatures to get closer to average. Overnight lows have been dropping significantly as well. Areas east of the Cascade Range made it into the teens for lows and the winds overnight kept the windchill in the single digits. Now that high pressure … Continue reading »

Setting Up For a Dry, Quiet Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION The area of low pressure that brought a round of rain & showers last night and Monday has since shifted northward, but lingering sprinkles dotted the area Monday throughout the afternoon.  Storm after storm last weekend dumped over 7 inches of rain in a three day period in Mt. Shasta City, and rainfall … Continue reading »

Another Strong Push of Rain Overnight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our much needed active pattern continues. Two small low pressure systems promised rain through our region for this weekend. So far, they have not disappointed. Rainfall totals over the last 24 hours have amounted to over 2 inches at some coastal locations. Rainfall amounts of 1/4″ to over an inch an a half … Continue reading »

Rain is Still on Track for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Widespread showers kicked off our Friday in the region bringing a decent amount of rainfall to the area. As of 8:00 a.m. the 24 totals showed up to 2″+ at the coast, up to an inch on the west side, and up to a half an inch east of the Cascades. The front … Continue reading »

Showers Continue Into Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, the wave of low pressure moved in late this morning and continues spreading precipitation through the region as the day went on. Light, but steady widespread showers cover the radar map as of 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Snow levels were at about 5,500′ keeping rain falling on everything but the extreme … Continue reading »

Not Finished With the High Pressure

WEATHER DISCUSSION If you remember the set up we had last weekend, then you probably have noticed a similarity to it this weekend. The beginning of last weekend started with the break down of a dominant ridge of high pressure and then a small wave of low pressure skimmed in and brought light showers to … Continue reading »

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