High Pressure in Full Control

WEATHER DISCUSSION Happy Valentine’s Day Another ridge of high pressure is parked over the region allowing for the familiar pattern of chilly mornings, and warm afternoons. The only change lately is the shift of winds offshore allowing for Brookings to hit an impressive 74 degrees today. The Chetco Effect with offshore flow is set up … Continue reading »

Weekend Storm Packing a Punch

WEATHER DISCUSSION Two big storms in three days. This was what we expected this weekend and it is exactly what we got. Friday’s storm was the most potent, but the one that started today is already packing a punch. Heavy rain and wind started in Northern California and the Southern Oregon coast in the late … Continue reading »

One More Storm Before the Clearing

WEATHER DISCUSSION The strong weather system that came in on Friday brought with it a series of hazards all across the region. Heavy rain falling in short periods increased the flooding potential in streams, rivers, lakes, and urban areas. Winds also played a factor in bringing down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages were … Continue reading »

Big Changes Are Almost Here

WEATHER DISCUSSION After about a month and a half of dry, warm, and foggy weather, our weather pattern is changing and becoming more active. Starting tonight, the clouds will begin increasing out of the west. The west side valleys will still have enough clearing overnight to allow for radiation fog to form again in the … Continue reading »

A Record Setting Day for Our Region

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, the right concoction of atmospheric ingredients came into play today to allow for temperatures to break records in some cities.¬†Six weather stations across the region recorded high temperatures that exceeded records set on this day. Those records are as follows: Klamath Falls: 57, breaking the old record of 53 (2014) Roseburg: … Continue reading »

Close to Record Temperatures Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION “Jackets in the morning and short sleeves by the afternoon.” That is my motto when talking about the diurnal temperature change in the spring and the fall. Diurnal temperature change is the difference between the low and the high in a given day. In the spring and fall, we usually start seeing the … Continue reading »

Small Changes to Our Inactive Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small change in the weather pattern occurs today over the region with a weak warm front that will scoot in and drop some light precipitation. Keep in mind that with the ridge overhead, we have dry air over the area so a lot of the rain is falling as virga and evaporating … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Lightning

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Does Lightning Come From the Ground?” Porter, Jewett Elementary, Central Point There are many types of lightning that can occur in a thunderstorm. One of the most beautiful, and dangerous is the “Cloud-to-ground” lightning bolt. The CTG bolt does exactly what it says, and extends an electrical current from the cloud to … Continue reading »

Nice and Mild for MLK Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers have all but come to an end over the region, as high pressure slowly starts to creep in. The strong cold front, which brought strong winds and thunderstorms, has cleared the region and we will see calming conditions from here on out through the week. Lights showers are all that’s leftover and … Continue reading »

Another Strong Push of Rain Overnight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our much needed active pattern continues. Two small low pressure systems promised rain through our region for this weekend. So far, they have not disappointed. Rainfall totals over the last 24 hours have amounted to over 2 inches at some coastal locations. Rainfall amounts of 1/4″ to over an inch an a half … Continue reading »

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