Not Finished With the High Pressure

WEATHER DISCUSSION If you remember the set up we had last weekend, then you probably have noticed a similarity to it this weekend. The beginning of last weekend started with the break down of a dominant ridge of high pressure and then a small wave of low pressure skimmed in and brought light showers to … Continue reading »

Back to an Inactive Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front moved through this morning dropping light rain in the area. So light, in fact, that the only places that picked up measurable precipitation was the coast and the Cascades. Snow levels were near 4,500′ this morning, and snow fell in mountain passes above this level. The showers started coming to … Continue reading »

Temperatures Slowly Recovering

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, another quiet day was the story for today. High pressure moving in from the west as been keeping us dry. Warmer temperatures are slowly creeping in as winds turn from the south, and clearing occurs in the afternoons. We started Saturday off with very cold overnight lows due to the clear … Continue reading »

The Meteor Shower With No Constellation

ASTRONOMY NEWS Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peak Viewing Time: Sunday, Jan. 4th between midnight and 2 a.m. The first meteor shower of 2015 gets kicked off this weekend! The Quadrantids Meteor Shower, when compared to others, is one of a kind.¬†Activity for this shower usually runs from the very end of December to the second week … Continue reading »

Small Changes For the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION The strong arctic push that brought cold temperatures to the region is slowly pushing off to the east. High pressure has been building in slowly and keeping the skies mostly clear. High pressure, plus winds shifting out of the south will allow for temperatures to start their slow climb back up. Afternoon temperatures … Continue reading »

High Pressure in Full Control

WEATHER DISCUSSION Just like Oregon took full control in the 4th quarter of the 2015 Rose Bowl, high pressure is taking full control of the region. This has kept the skies clear for the last two days, and will keep conditions dry for a while. The ridge will sit overhead at least until the end … Continue reading »

Very Cold Temperatures This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Another cold front is moving in Monday afternoon and this one will bring in an arctic blast of cold temperatures. Before it does, we have to deal with the rain and snow that will be kicked up before it arrives. Snow levels are already at an all-time low. 2,000′ will be the level … Continue reading »

Snow Levels Drop Low This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front moving in early tomorrow morning is already dropping rain and snow in the region. This front will be followed by another one on Monday morning keeping rain and snow in the forecast through that time frame. These events will not be so much of a rain event as they will … Continue reading »

A Calm Before the Next Storm

WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure building in from the west is allowing for a break in precipitation. Christmas Eve’s storm brought quite a bit of snow to even some of the lower elevations just in time to have a white Christmas. A moderately strong ridge will play possum over the weekend, in the fact that we … Continue reading »

Rain Showers Coming to an End

WEATHER DISCUSSION The last 24 hours have painted a completely different picture as far as the amount of rain falling. Over the course of Saturday, 24 hour rainfall totals had surpassed 7″ for areas along the coast, 8″ in the Southern Oregon Coastals, and 5″ in the Cascades. Through 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, totals were … Continue reading »

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