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 »

Weather Wise: Back to “Normal”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a different show in the weather today as compared to yesterday. Yesterday, a lot of moisture in the atmosphere brought in a large stratus deck that covered most of the forecast area, and thus kept our temperatures a bit cooler. Now, we still had some thunderstorm development in the region, but we … 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 »

Heating Up Through the Holiday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures today were only a few degrees above average, opposed to the nearly 15 degrees above average we saw earlier this week.  The one exception was Douglas County, where clouds kept places like Roseburg in the 60′s for most of the day.  Tomorrow on the Fourth,  everyone will see the warming trend begin … 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 »

Fire Weather Warnings in Place Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Quiet weather continues over our region, bringing sunny skies and warm temperatures. Winds are offshore at the Coast and this is keeping temperatures in the 70′s & 80′s in Brookings. Yesterday the airport hit 91, breaking a record for the day. Highs in Brookings will be well into the 80′s throughout the … Continue reading »

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