California Aided by Early Season Rains

CALIFORNIA – On Thursday, an announcement was made that recent storm systems will allow California to provide more water to local agencies and farms; even as the drought continues into its fourth year. State officials say that the storms in early December boosted supplies in its vast reservoir system. Now, they can give Southern California … 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 »

Active Weather Brings a Change

WEATHER DISCUSSION After three grueling weeks of high pressure patterns, we now turn to a more active approach. Starting late last night and early this morning, the first line of showers with a low pressure system moved onshore. This brought rain and a wintry mix to the region. The initial line made it as far … Continue reading »

Rain on the Way By Thursday Afternoon

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday featured slightly cooler temperatures than Tuesday, as high clouds helped hold down the afternoon highs just a bit.  Cloud cover will continue to thicken overnight into Thursday, and as a weak system approaches, a stray shower is possible along the coast.  The better rain chances arrive Thursday evening into Friday morning with … Continue reading »

Chilly Morning but More Sun Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another quiet day is in store for the region. There has been little in the way of clouds and fog overnight in Medford ..which has allowed our temperatures to fall overnight. It’s a cold start for all locations and the microclimates of the area can really be seen through our temperatures. We’re starting off in the … Continue reading »

Gradual Clearing Today, Rain End of Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The next several days will feature quiet weather as our area sits under the influence of high pressure. The rain from Monday has wrapped up and pushed east, allowing for patchy fog to develop across all locations this morning. There’s quite a spread in temperatures from one zone to another but this … Continue reading »

Showers Today, More Rain by Friday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunday’s storm system brought light rain to all locations over the past 24 hours. Although rain was falling for several hours yesterday, rain amounts have been light ranging from 0.10″-0.30.” Snow also fell along the Cascades so Highway 140 will be snow covered as a result until ODOT has a chance to get out … 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 »

Quiet Again This Week & Mild

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A ridge of high pressure will continue to sit over the West this week. This is going to keep the weather dry, inactive and mild. Temperatures will be significantly warmer than last week and also above average. Afternoon highs will climb into the low to mid 50’s for West Side Valleys. For … Continue reading »

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