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 »

One More Warm Up, Before the Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION The high pressure ridge is slowly making its way out of the region and before it leaves for good, we get one more round of roller coaster temperatures. Starting off with the overnight lows, we will drop to the 30′s east of the Cascades and in Northern California, the 40′s in the high … Continue reading »

One More Ridge Before the Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION The rain pattern is moving closer to the region, but before it arrives, we will have to deal with one more ridge of high pressure. This one is quite a bit smaller than the one we had over the last two weeks. This smaller ridge will allow for skies to become mostly clear … Continue reading »

Staying Dry and Mild Over the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Every day bring more signs that the weather pattern is changing. Cooler air, clouds increasing, winds picking up at times, etc. We still have to wait a little while before the wet pattern gets here. We start the weekend off with a weak cold front that will pass through on Saturday. This front … Continue reading »

Finally, An Upcoming Change

WEATHER DISCUSSION After what seems like an eternity of sunny skies, dry air, and above average temperatures; a change is coming. The dominant ridge of high pressure is slowly breaking down and an end is finally in sight. Now that the high pressure is moving off to the east, cooler air will have a chance … Continue reading »

Gradual Cooling Through the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now that the axis of the high pressure ridge has come and gone, the temperatures in the afternoons will start to cool off. However, it will not be a quick cool down. Temperatures will take their time only dropping an average of 2-5 degrees per afternoon. Only a few clouds will move overhead over … Continue reading »

Warmest Temperatures This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the axis of high pressure moves over the region, the warmest of the afternoon highs comes with it. Expect to be 10-15 degrees above average temperatures through the weekend. After Sunday, the ridge will slowly start breaking down, and that will allow for a gradual cool down over the course of the … Continue reading »

Warmer Still for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Still sitting in the region of high pressure. The axis will move overhead on Saturday, meaning that the warmest of the temperatures will land on this day. Expect the 60′s at the coast, 80′s in the Basin, anywhere from the 60′s to the 80′s for the high country, and upper 80′s for the … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Afternoon Winds

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why are winds stronger in the afternoon?” Something that we commonly see is that winds will start out calm or light in the morning hours, and then as the day progresses, the winds will start getting stronger by the afternoon. Right before the sun goes down is when we typically see 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 »

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