Record Temperatures in Jeopardy

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a week we’ve had, weather wise, this week with the hot temperatures to start. Then, we received a weak cold front that lowered temperatures a bit, and brought in afternoon thunderstorms and dry lightning. Some of that dry lightning caused wildfires in Northern California and east of the Cascades. We closed out … Continue reading »

Flirting With Records

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although Medford didn’t set a record today, many locations in southern Oregon and northern California did see record setting heat.  It is important to remember that the “records” we saw today are considered unofficial until they confirmed by the National Weather Service.  Triple digit highs were not uncommon in the Rogue Valley or northern California, with … Continue reading »

Active Weather…But Not What You Think!

WEATHER DISCUSSION Earlier in the week I were talking about entering an inactive weather pattern. Well, depending on how you look at it, we currently have active weather. We’re not getting the rain, hail, snow, and thunderstorms. Instead, we are getting other active scenarios. Temperatures: High pressure has entered the region allowing for the suppression … Continue reading »

Dry and Very Warm This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the rain and snow that fell in the region Friday and Saturday, high pressure is building in. This will promote a very different weather pattern for the entire week. A very strong ridge is moving in from offshore which will keep low level clouds from forming and will promote very warm temperatures. … Continue reading »

Near Record Highs This Afternoon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A large high pressure air mass continues to sit over the region. This is the dominant weather feature impacting our weather through the remainder of the week. Expect chilly mornings, and warm afternoons. Highs are nearing record breaking temperatures across the Valley today. The Medford airport hit 79 Sunday afternoon and Monday’s … Continue reading »