Cooling Off for the Start of Fall

WEATHER DISCUSSION Summer has been hanging on by a nail. Every time we get a cold front that brings a relief, another dominant ridge of high pressure brings in temperatures well above average. The good news, is that on the first day of fall, we will be seeing “fall-like” temperatures. A series of strong cold … 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 »

Hot Again This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures, today, were about where they normally are for this time of the year. However, it was a definite change from what we’ve been seeing. The last few afternoons have been very comfortable. Cloud coverage from thunderstorms and a few cold fronts that ushered in cooler air was the reason for the wonderful … Continue reading »

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 »