Cloudy & Cool with Rain

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today the storm door will swing open and the first of a series of storms will move in across the area. Increasing rain is likely through the morning as the cold front nears. Snow levels will initially start off low Wednesday but by the afternoon they’ll be near 7,000.’ With that being … Continue reading »

Cool Afternoon, Chilly By Saturday Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION While we were initially expecting scattered showers on Friday, most of the rainfall stayed to our north in Douglas County.  Some locations saw up to three inches of rain in 24 hours.  In the Cascades, Crater Lake received an additional three inches of snow, raising the snow depth on the rim to abut … Continue reading »

Breezy Ahead of Thursday’s Cold Front

WEATHER DISCUSSION This week’s second cold front is just offshore Wednesday evening.  Ahead of the front on Thursday, winds will be gusty, especially along the coast and in the Klamath Basin.  This system will bring a few showers, but not much in terms of measurable rainfall. With the winds that are expected Thursday, a wind … Continue reading »

Front Brings Measurable Rain to Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — A cold front moving through Southern Oregon today brought measurable rainfall to  much of the region. The rain came in last night along the coast and early today across West Side Valleys. Mother Nature was quite generous, dropping more than half an inch in Medford as of 11am. Rainfall totals across the … Continue reading »

More Rain to Start your Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another cold front is headed our way today. It will hit the coastline this afternoon, picking winds up ahead of it’s leading edge. Winds have already been breezy in the Shasta Valley throughout the morning. Rain showers have also been rolling through much of Southern Oregon since the early morning hours. Rain … Continue reading »

Inactive Weather Pattern On the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front passed overhead last night and allowed for a little cooler air to make its way into our region. With the front, came light showers, and some areas received measurable rain. Notable rainfall totals are 0.30″ at Fish Lake and a quarter of an inch in Ashland. This was the … Continue reading »

Rain Continues Wed. Night, Showers Thur.

WEATHER DISCUSSION A very slow-moving cold front trudged its way inland Wednesday leaving a swath of substantial rainfall in its wake.  As expected the highest rain totals have been along the coast, with amounts between four and five inches reported near Brookings!  The rain will slowly make its way eastward through the overnight hours, and … Continue reading »

A Wet Wednesday Brings Flood Dangers

WEATHER DISCUSSION A large, textbook, comma-shaped area of low pressure is poised to make its way inland over the next 24 hours.  We’ve been anticipating the strength of this storm system for about a week now, and although models are a bit inconsistent with the exact timing of the cold front, most model outlooks agree … Continue reading »

Rainfall Lowers Douglas Co. Fire Levels

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A change in the weather pattern has brought cooler and wet conditions to the region. This is allowing fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association to lower fire restrictions for industrial forest operators. Effective Thursday, September 18th at 9:00 a.m., the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will be reduced to level 2 across … Continue reading »

Isolated Storms Still Possible Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure, located to just to our south, created another round of storms Monday afternoon.  Early on, most of the activity was contained to northern California as storms tracked towards the west northwest through Siskiyou County.  We also saw a few isolated thunderstorms east of the Cascades.  However, as the evening progressed, … Continue reading »

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