Rain and Snow for your Work Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the quiet break for the weekend, the pattern is changing back to active for the next week. A small ridge of high pressure set up after the strong storm that worked its way in last week. This high pressure ride kept precipitation at bay and cleared us out slightly for Saturday. Now, … Continue reading »

Small Break Before More Rain and Snow

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday and Thursday’s storm system was one that we may not see for a while. In fact, the last time our region experienced a storm of that magnitude was well over 5 years ago. Not only did we receive heavy rain and snow at times, but the winds packed a huge punch. Now … Continue reading »

Best Meteor Shower of the Year Tonight

ASTRONOMY NEWS Geminids Meteor Shower Best View: Saturday Evening – Eastern Sky / Sunday Morning – Zenith (Straight Up) Tonight and tomorrow morning, the best meteor shower of the year will come into play. This particular meteor shower has been known to produce anywhere from 60-80 multicolored meteors per hour; and at it’s peak, can … Continue reading »

Light Overnight Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION Number two of a series of cold fronts is beginning to make its way into our forecast area. Two lines of showers a visible on the radar. One over mountains from Douglas to Modoc County, and a stronger line along the coast. This is a relatively weak front and is expected to break … Continue reading »

Nothing Shy About This Cold Front

WEATHER DISCUSSION The frontal boundary is still offshore, but we are getting a front row seat of the showers it is pushing in. Rain began falling at the coast around 3:00 p.m. as the boundary headed towards the coast. As of 10:00 p.m. Friday, all regions are getting some form of precipitation. The showers will last … Continue reading »

Front Brings Rain and Strong Winds Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION The first cold front in a series will reach the Oregon/California coast overnight and allow for more rain to fall. Light showers will be the case for our region in the morning hours of Friday. Then, as the front gets closer, rainfall will get stronger in the afternoon. Rainfall will become heavier at … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Fog

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Is Fog Formed From Clouds?” Samantha G. It’s the time of the year where morning fog is becoming a staple in the forecast. Fog has many different types, but essentially forms because of a process known as condensation. This is the same process that clouds form by. So technically, fog is a … Continue reading »

Thick Fog and Light Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION Deep valley fog has been an issue for motorists making their morning commute this morning and will continue to do so for the remainder of the morning. Visibility remains  at less than a mile in the west side valleys and in the Umpqua Basin. Fog will lift by the afternoon as temperatures warm. … Continue reading »

Mainly Rain for the Showers Coming Up

WEATHER DISCUSSION A deep upper level low is slowly making its way northwest off the Northern Californian coast. As it does, the moisture that it’s pulling from the Pacific is creating quite a hazard for California. Even though the entire state is drought-stricken, the rainfall there is coming down too fast. When this happens, rain … Continue reading »

Light Overnight and Morning Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION The cold front that moved south Saturday morning made its way down to Middle California by the end of Saturday and then stalled. It was waiting for the winds to shift back out of the south and move a new air mass right back in to our area. A warm front is now … Continue reading »

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