Showers Move in Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the long-awaited arrival of the rain, it is almost here. Showers are beginning to fall as far south as Newport along the coast (7:00 p.m.) and will slowly trickle down as the night progresses. Models have a Brookings landfall around 11:30 p.m. but timing could be +/- an hour. As Tuesday continues we … Continue reading »

High Wind Warnings as Rain Nears

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will feature one final day of sunshine and warmer temperatures. Increasing high clouds are likely into this evening and breezy winds this afternoon. Gusts near 45mph are likely in the Shasta Valley and east of the Cascades. There are a number of warnings in effect the next 48 hours for the … Continue reading »

One More Warm Up, Before the Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION The high pressure ridge is slowly making its way out of the region and before it leaves for good, we get one more round of roller coaster temperatures. Starting off with the overnight lows, we will drop to the 30′s east of the Cascades and in Northern California, the 40′s in the high … Continue reading »

Staying Dry and Mild Over the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Every day bring more signs that the weather pattern is changing. Cooler air, clouds increasing, winds picking up at times, etc. We still have to wait a little while before the wet pattern gets here. We start the weekend off with a weak cold front that will pass through on Saturday. This front … Continue reading »

Shaping up Beautifully for your Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to sit over the West. The weather is staying quiet and temperatures warm as a result. A cold front passing through the Northwest tonight into Saturday morning is going to bring in some clouds starting tonight. Increasing high clouds will begin around 4 or 5 today, up until then … Continue reading »

Rain Chances Still Look Good Next

WEATHER DISCUSSION The quiet weather continues across the West today. An upper level ridge of high pressure is keeping the storm track to our north and our weather dry as a result. High temperatures remain above average, but will continue cooling ever so slightly into the weekend. Mostly sunny skies through Sunday will then turn … Continue reading »

Slightly Cooler with Rain on the Horizon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather remains quiet today, although high temperatures will begin to inch their way down trending about five degrees cooler than Tuesday. The dry spell will keep skies sunny through the end of the week for inland locations. At the coast, the marine layer will continue to make an appearance one morning … Continue reading »

Finally, An Upcoming Change

WEATHER DISCUSSION After what seems like an eternity of sunny skies, dry air, and above average temperatures; a change is coming. The dominant ridge of high pressure is slowly breaking down and an end is finally in sight. Now that the high pressure is moving off to the east, cooler air will have a chance … Continue reading »

Drying Up (Mostly) for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the active pattern that sat over the region throughout the last few days, high pressure is moving in. The digging trough that has been moving onshore will eventually pinch itself off and become a little more zonal (west to east). What this will do is create a low pressure system that will … Continue reading »

Fire Level Reduced to “High”

MEDFORD, Ore. – Fire danger has been reduced to “High” for Jackson and Josephine Counties. The reduction comes from the cool and wet weather pattern that moved over the region yesterday and will continue through Friday. The rain reduced wildfire danger on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. The public … Continue reading »

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