Close to Record Temperatures Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION “Jackets in the morning and short sleeves by the afternoon.” That is my motto when talking about the diurnal temperature change in the spring and the fall. Diurnal temperature change is the difference between the low and the high in a given day. In the spring and fall, we usually start seeing the … Continue reading »

RidgeWatch – Day 2

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now entering our second day of the high pressure, the ridge is continuing to build. Each day from here, we’ll be warming into the weekend. It seems like Friday/Saturday will be the timing of the axis of the ridge. This is when we typically see the warmest of the afternoon highs. Expect high … Continue reading »

Record Breaking Heat (Officially)

WEATHER DISCUSSION HOT is the word of the week so far and we’re just getting started. Hot air from the south has been moving into our area little-by-little each afternoon. High pressure near Nevada is slowly retrograding back into our region and because of this, hot air is being moved from the Desert Southwest up … Continue reading »

Warm and Dry Over the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION 70th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy “D-Day” Sunny skies and warm temperatures are continuing in the region. A dominant ridge of high pressure is parked, just off the coast and promoting cloudless skies. A thermal trough has set itself up over Northern California which is keeping the warmer temperatures overhead. The combination … 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 »

Another 90 Degree Day, Cooler by Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Many records were broken yesterday across our region, and although today we’ll shave off a few degrees, it’s still going to be hot. Medford, Grants Pass, Mt. Shasta, Brookings and North Bend are all among the cities who broke records from decades ago. North Bend’s record was from over a century ago … Continue reading »

Heat Wave Peaks Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to sit and expand over the West. The heat wave will peak today and temperatures will be the warmest of the week. Many locations will either tie or break records by late afternoon. An offshore wind will again bring temperatures well into the 70’s today at the Coast, although … Continue reading »

First Heat Wave of Season Begins Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will sit and expand over the West these next few days. Temperatures will climb as a result in the afternoon hours. Our first heat wave is officially underway — as the next three days are expected to be in the 90’s across the West Side. An offshore wind will bring … Continue reading »

Feeling Like Summer — Yes the 90’s

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to build and expand across the West today. This is going to allow for temperatures to trend 5-10 degrees warmer than Sunday. Afternoon temperatures will be in the 70’s in the Klamath Basin, 80’s across West Side Valleys & even the 70’s at the Coast. And this is just … Continue reading »

Another 80 & 90 Degree Day Ahead

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to dominate the West — bringing dry, inactive and very warm weather. High temperatures broke many records yesterday across the region. Medford, Grants Pass, Ashland, Roseburg, North Bend and Brookings all broke records from 1981, 1998, 1931, & 1958. Montague tied a record yesterday. Today will be similar to yesterday, … Continue reading »

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