Next System Arriving Friday PM

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday morning began with dense fog all along the I-5 corridor.  At times, visibility was less than a quarter of a mile in the Rogue Valley.  Finally by the afternoon, the fog began to lift and we saw a peek of blue sky .  Along the coast, showers continued off and on, but … Continue reading »

Showers Off & On Through Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Light rain made its way into northern California and southern Oregon Tuesday afternoon, and those showers will continue to move through the area Wednesday.  It’s all part of the low that’s just offshore to our south and west.  While this storm system is bringing some much needed rain to California, it is also … Continue reading »

High Pressure Takes Hold…For Now

WEATHER DISCUSSION We saw an active pattern towards the end of last week, bringing rain and some higher elevation snow.  Conditions started to improve by Sunday as high pressure began to build in, meaning a more stable, quiet pattern is on the way.  The next couple of days will be relatively inactive, but that will … 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 »

Dry & A Bit Warmer On Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front moved through Tuesday , which left temperatures cool and clouds in the area.  Those clouds will hang around tonight and for the first part of the day Wednesday, but we will see a little bit of clearing by tomorrow afternoon.  Temperatures will also be about ten degrees warmer than Tuesday. … Continue reading »

Cooler Temperatures With an Active Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunday afternoon’s weather proved to be what many would consider near perfect.  We saw just a few clouds with a light breeze and highs in the upper 70’s.  Unfortunately, it will be the last such day this week.  A cold front is making its way towards the coast Sunday evening, bringing showers Sunday night and clouds to inland … Continue reading »

Saturday Brings Clearing Skies

WEATHER DISCUSSION All day Friday we’ve been watching scattered showers slowly track through the area.  Rainfall amounts have been very low with this system, with barely any measurable rainfall recorded for west side valleys, northern California, and areas east of the Cascades.  The coast has seen the most rain, but amounts for Brookings and Crescent … Continue reading »

A Few Clouds Hang Around Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although the rain showers came to and end for most locations Wednesday afternoon, one location continued to see precipitation.  Crater Lake saw its first snowfall of the season, and as the flakes continued to fall intermittently Wednesday evening, the accumulation grew.  As of 7 PM Wednesday, snowfall totals along the rim were between … Continue reading »

A Fairly Nice Weekend On the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Usually on Thursday and Friday, the weather discussions focus on the weekend forecast.  However, things are a little different because all eyes are on the next cold front set to move through next Tuesday.  With each model run, rain chances remain decent and the cool down is significant. But for old time’s sake, … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Rain Chances

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What does ANY percent chance of rain really mean?” Bud Fuller, Grants Pass In some weather forecasts, you have probably heard the phrase “There is a ____ percent chance of rain today.”  But what does that really mean?  Does it depend on coverage area? Does it depend on likelihood? Well, it’s a … Continue reading »

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