Founder’s Day Fire Affected by Weather

Crater Lake, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park experienced a strong warming and drying weather trend between September 11th and September 16th.  During this period the Founders Day Fire grew steadily from 15 acres to 188 acres. On September 17th the passage of a cold front and associated low pressure trough brought moderating conditions to the fire … Continue reading »

Fall-Like Weather Just for Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Fall-like weather is here today and boy does it feel nice. Temperatures are going to be closer to seasonal norms, starting off mild due to the cloud cover but not warming much this afternoon. We’ll top out in the 70′s and 80′s across most inland locations. The rain has allowed air quality … Continue reading »

Winds Will Continue to Gust Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday afternoon, as expected, winds were gusting to near 40 miles per hour again near Weed.  We will not see this change for Wednesday.  A fire weather warning is already in effect for central Siskiyou County, which includes the Shasta Valley, until 9 PM Wednesday.  For most of the Klamath Basin, the fire … Continue reading »

Cooler Fall-Like Temperatures on the Way

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The ridge of high pressure that has been bringing the hot and dry weather to our region will begin breaking down these next few days. Winds remain out of the south today and this continues to allow smoke to move into Southern Oregon. We now have another wildfire in our region, the … Continue reading »

Active Weather to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After weeks of dry weather, we enter our first active weather pattern of the 2014-15 water year. I’ll break it down by the specifics by category: Smoke: Upper air surface models show that the low pressure system offshore will keep winds out of the south, southwest for the beginning of the week. Therefore, … Continue reading »

Cooler Air and Showers on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Before we start talking about the wonderful thought of showers and cooler air. I must discuss the next few days. We’ll still be getting hot afternoon temperatures as the axis of the high pressure ridge sits over us. In fact, the warmest day should be Sunday, but only by a few degrees at … Continue reading »

The Heat Peaks Mid-Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Highs Monday were a few degrees above average, for the most part, but over the next few days, temperatures will be approaching triple digits.  An area of low pressure brought a few showers to extreme southeastern Modoc County earlier on Monday, but as that low continues to exit the area, high pressure builds … Continue reading »

Comfortable Temperatures Stick Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cooler air mass that moved in a few days ago is still sitting over the region and allowing for temperatures to be near or a little above average. For today, temperatures were a little warmer than the last couple of afternoons. However, until Tuesday, these comfortable afternoon highs will be lingering. Sunny … Continue reading »

Change Brings More Rain With Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now in our fourth day of an active weather pattern,  we are seeing a little bit of a change. Sunday through Tuesday brought strong scattered thunderstorm activity. With these storms, that stretched across the entire region, we had a plethora of threats that accompanied them. Between Sunday and Wednesday morning, we had thousands … 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 »

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