Low Pressure Results in Cooler Air

WEATHER DISCUSSION Amid the strong high pressure ridge overhead, a small area of low pressure is swinging south on the eastern half of our forecast region. This is allowing for some changes in the pattern. The high desert to the east of Lake County received a few showers through the last six hours. Daytime heating … 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 »

Windy Today, Showers Taper Off

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will begin to quiet down this week. Showers will be ongoing through today and the wind will stick around through Monday night. Following today though, a return to dry and stagnant weather is expected. Monday will bring gusty winds to all locations and wind advisories/high wind warnings remain in place. … Continue reading »

Weekend Storm Packing a Punch

WEATHER DISCUSSION Two big storms in three days. This was what we expected this weekend and it is exactly what we got. Friday’s storm was the most potent, but the one that started today is already packing a punch. Heavy rain and wind started in Northern California and the Southern Oregon coast in the late … Continue reading »

Winds to Gust Near 50MPH in Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds have been howling through the night, gusting into the mid 50’s near Ashland around 4:30am and the mid 40’s at the Medford Airport. Rain and wind are expected to continue throughout the morning, with pockets of heavier rainfall at times. Those pockets of heavier rain have been producing the strong gusts … Continue reading »

Slides and Flows Possible This Weekend

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Flood Watch has been issued for Southwest Oregon and Northwest California with the incoming rain event. The watch extends from Thursday evening until Saturday afternoon. Along with the flooding of local streams, creeks, and rivers; slides and flows also become hazards. “Heavy rainfall and flooding are a common landslide trigger,” says … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Begin Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today marks the beginning of what will be a rain & wind event across southern Oregon and northern California. The first of a series of storms will push through today, bringing steady rainfall to the coast, Josephine County & Western Siskiyou. The southwesterly winds will limit the steady rain in Jackson County, … Continue reading »

Coming Storm Bringing Lots of Rain

MEDFORD, Ore. – The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon for parts of southwest Oregon, including coastal and eastern Curry County and Josephine County. Our meteorologists said the models show there will likely not be any snow at any elevation across the state. Pacific Power and local … Continue reading »

Long Duration Rain/Wind Event

    WEATHER DISCUSSION  Wednesday will be the “calm before the storm” as our region braces for a long duration rain and wind event. A series of significant storms is expected to impact the region Thursday through Sunday. There are many watches/warnings in place today in anticipation. First, today’s forecast — mostly cloudy with increasing … Continue reading »

A Calm Before the Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday began with steady rain falling through southern Oregon, all in association with a warm front very slowly drifting northward.  That front will get a good push from a ridge of high pressure that will briefly build in Wednesday, meaning a break from the rainfall until the next storm moves through late Wednesday … Continue reading »

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