Some Winter Weather For Christmas Eve

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday brought another day of very mild temperatures.  Medford set a new record high of 62 degrees for December 23rd after beginning the day with a bit of patchy fog.  Remember the lovely day we had today, because conditions will be taking a 180 degree turn for Christmas Eve. In anticipation of rain … Continue reading »

Rain & Snow to Arrive on Christmas Eve

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will bring a break in the wet weather we’ve been seeing. The mild temperatures will continue throughout the afternoon with highs climbing a good 10-15 degrees above average. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with fog gradually lifting throughout the morning. On Christmas Eve a quick moving storms system will … Continue reading »

Rain/Snow to Move in Christmas Eve Night

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The wetting rains over the weekend led to rapid river rises across southern Oregon. Flood warnings for the Coquille River remain in effect at Coquille and near Myrtle Point (as of 7:30am). All of the rivers have crested though and with showers winding down, river levels will gradually lower over the next … Continue reading »

Rain Showers Coming to an End

WEATHER DISCUSSION The last 24 hours have painted a completely different picture as far as the amount of rain falling. Over the course of Saturday, 24 hour rainfall totals had surpassed 7″ for areas along the coast, 8″ in the Southern Oregon Coastals, and 5″ in the Cascades. Through 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, totals were … Continue reading »

Rain and Wind Dominate the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A strong ridge of high pressure is sitting off to our southwest and it is positioned just right to allow a large atmospheric river of moisture to pound the region with rainfall. Snow levels have risen above 8,000′ and will continue to hover that high through the end of this event. Therefore, snow … Continue reading »

A Wet Start to the Weekend on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION We saw a few leftover showers to close out the week, all behind a cold front that moved through earlier in the day Friday.  However, a different air mass will be moving in for Saturday, bringing instead, warm air to the region.  In addition, we will see gusty winds and heavy rain along … Continue reading »

Strong System On Tap for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION An active weather pattern sits over the region after the high pressure ridge that set in the last few days. An upper level low spinning in the Gulf of Alaska is sending a cold front boundary into our region and the initial line of showers and thunderstorms happened overnight into this morning. That … Continue reading »

A Pair of Storms For the Coming Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION While showers were very light and isolated today, that will not be the case as we head throughout the overnight hours of Thursday and in to Friday morning.  Another cold front will be moving through, and while it is not bringing a drastic drop in temperatures, it will keep snow levels fairly low … Continue reading »

Two Storms Bring Rain/Snow

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A relatively quiet day is ahead but this will change over the next few days. There are two storms systems impacting the region tonight through the weekend. The first front will move through tonight, bringing widespread precipitation through early Friday. Today, a few light and spotty showers can’t be ruled out inland … Continue reading »

Showers Today, Rain/Snow End of Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers will be ongoing for today with snow levels remaining fairly low. Early this morning snow levels will be near 3,500′ in southern Siskiyou County and around 4,000′ elsewhere. This afternoon snow levels will rise to 4,500.’ Any showers inland early in the day may be in the form of snow if … Continue reading »

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