A Stormy Tuesday and a Cooler Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our typical summertime thunderstorm events usually only produce a few isolated cells through late afternoon, but the past few days this has not been the case.  Monday featured widespread thunderstorm activity, accompanied by heavy rain and hundreds of lightning strikes.  Tuesday’s storms occurred in waves, one which moved north along and east of the Cascades … Continue reading »

Storm Risk Much More Isolated Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION More thunderstorms dotted the landscape Tuesday evening, bringing locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning back to the Klamath Basin and northern California.  Pea sized hail was even reported near Altamont.  Fortunately, for Wednesday, the storm threat is much lower, and storms in these same locations will be much more isolated in nature. There … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms for Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION Cloud coverage over the region gave us a nice relief from the scorching heat we were otherwise supposed to get. The forecast high for today was to be 100 degrees in Medford and 90 in Klamath Falls. The best we got to was 95 and 88 respectively. Which, is still warmer than expected … Continue reading »

Back to the Triple Digits

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure and Desert Southwest air has been bringing our temperatures up slowly over the last few days, and this pattern will continue for a while. Just a few days ago, temperatures were 5-10 degrees below average and very comfortable. Yesterday, temperatures were around average or a few degrees off. Today, evidence in … Continue reading »

Scattered Showers & T-Storms for Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A fire weather warning is in place through 6pm tonight for much of the region. The only exception is the immediate coastline. This warning does include West Side Valleys and has been issued to account for the lightning anticipated for Friday. Monsoonal moisture over much of the West continues to filter in … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes and a Little Rainfall

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Wednesday brought another round of afternoon storms in northern California and the Klamath Basin.  We saw frequent lightning strikes and even measurable rainfall in Klamath Falls and Alturas.  The Rogue Valley stayed mainly dry, with a few lightning strikes reported in south Jackson County near Ashland. Temperatures were also much warmer … Continue reading »

Another Round of Showers & Storms

  WEATHER DISCUSSION More sun is expected today and warmer afternoon temperatures as a result. We had quite a bit of clouds blanketing the skies on Tuesday which prevented temperatures from warming much and also prevented thunderstorms from developing. Today should bring more sun and a more active afternoon/evening. Rain showers that are still left … Continue reading »

Scattered Storms Expected Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A widespread thunderstorm event is looking very likely later today for the Cascades, Basin & Northern California. Showers are developing as early as 6 this morning and the moisture can already be felt in the air. As the sun comes up and temperatures continue to warm, thunderstorms will become more likely. The … Continue reading »

Scorching Heat Expected This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Summer weather is back and a high pressure ridge is building in. This is evident in the clear skies and warm temperatures that we had on Sunday. Temperatures were anywhere from 5-15 degrees warmer today than just 24 hours ago. The warm spot was at Brookings where a weak Chetco set up is … Continue reading »

Few Showers For the Early Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A frontal boundary pushing showers onshore this morning will continue to drop rain in our region for today. Upper level winds are moving very quickly out of the west so any showers that do develop will be short lived as they will move across large distances in a short amount of time. After … Continue reading »

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