Smoky Skies Again

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small area of low pressure has formed off the coast of Northern California, and with the counter-clockwise flow, it is making the upper level winds shift to a southern flow. This is the culprit for the smoke in the Rogue Valley and the Southern Klamath Basin. All location in the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

Another Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will be the third day in a row that we see thunderstorms in our forecast area. Once again, storms are expected to reach from the Coastal Range all the way to the Eastern Klamath Basin. Monday was a busy day with the storms. over 80 lightning strikes were recorded in Jackson County … Continue reading »

Abundant Lightning Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today’s storms brought much more lightning to the region compared to yesterdays storms. More instability and moisture mixed with daytime heating created perfect conditions for afternoon thunderstorms. A good amount of lightning was recorded in Modoc, Eastern Siskiyou, Lake, Klamath, and Douglas Counties. Storms were looking to push into Jackson and Josephine, however … 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 »

Thunderstorms for Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION Cloud coverage over the region gave us a nice relief from the scorching heat we were otherwise supposed to get. The forecast high for today was to be 100 degrees in Medford and 90 in Klamath Falls. The best we got to was 95 and 88 respectively. Which, is still warmer than expected … 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 »

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 »

Fire Danger: “Extreme”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Fire danger was moved to “Extreme” or Red for Jackson and Josephine Counties. Consecutive days in the triple digits has dried us out significantly and with the afternoon winds and thunderstorm activity continuing, threat for wildfire and rapid spreading is at an all-time high. High pressure over the region is keeping a lid on the … Continue reading »

Low Moves Out, High Moves In

WEATHER DISCUSSION An upper level center of low pressure has been sitting off the coast for a few days now, and this is the main culprit for the humid and hot afternoons we’ve been having. The low is now on it’s way out of our region slowly tracking north and east. Models have the low pushing into … Continue reading »

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