Showers Move in Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the long-awaited arrival of the rain, it is almost here. Showers are beginning to fall as far south as Newport along the coast (7:00 p.m.) and will slowly trickle down as the night progresses. Models have a Brookings landfall around 11:30 p.m. but timing could be +/- an hour. As Tuesday continues we … Continue reading »

Much Warmer This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Fall is almost here but Summer will try to give us another punch before it’s done. High pressure moved into the region allowing for a thermal trough situation to set up.  The trough sat at the coast yesterday, which kept winds flowing offshore and warmed up the coast significantly. Brookings hit 94 degrees … Continue reading »

Clear, but Warming Up Into the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Dominant region of high pressure over the Pacific creating clear conditions across the region. This feature, along with the thermal trough that has formed at the coast is allowing for temperatures to rise quite a bit. Thursday, temperatures were up an average of 5-10 degrees from just 24-hours ago. The extreme being Brookings. … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Concerns Continue Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front passed through the area Tuesday night, dropping temperatures and humidity and increasing winds.  With gusty winds still in the forecast Thursday, the fire weather warning continues.  It is already in effect for a large portion of southern Oregon and northern California and will expire at 10 PM Thursday. Although temperatures … Continue reading »

Gusty Winds and Fire Weather Warnings

WEATHER DISCUSSION As a cold front passes through the area, temperatures will drop a bit, but the main concerns will focus around falling humidity and gusty winds.  Since the winds will be shifting behind the cold front, a dry wind from the northeast will be blowing Wednesday and Thursday.  All of these issues combine to … Continue reading »

First Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION A closed upper level low is sitting off the coast of Northern California and bringing in a southerly flow. This is increasing the moisture and instability in our region to the point that daytime heating is allowing for these storms to develop across the thunderstorm hotspots. Starting around 2 p.m. lighting was detected … Continue reading »

Change Brings More Rain With Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now in our fourth day of an active weather pattern,  we are seeing a little bit of a change. Sunday through Tuesday brought strong scattered thunderstorm activity. With these storms, that stretched across the entire region, we had a plethora of threats that accompanied them. Between Sunday and Wednesday morning, we had thousands … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms to Affect All Areas

WEATHER DISCUSSION A change in the weather pattern is here and it is going to be active. Thunderstorms are once again in the forecast, but the difference is that they will affect all areas in the watch area. Yes, even the coast and west side valleys will see scattered showers. An upper level low off … Continue reading »

A Few More Days of Lightning and Heat

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday has proved to be a very active day, as predicted.  The area saw over one hundred lightning strikes Tuesday afternoon and evening.  Not only that, but trees were downed in Ashland, and further northeast, hail half an inch in diameter fell near Chemult, blanketing the ground.  Ashland did see some measurable rainfall … Continue reading »

Cooler Air Moving In

WEATHER DISCUSSION A change in the weather pattern is in swing. We will see a slight break from the scorching heat for a few days. This will also come with afternoon thunderstorms. Today, afternoon highs were only a few degrees below what they were yesterday. We still sit well above average, but every afternoon we … Continue reading »

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