Light Rain and Snow Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak cold front has been pushing through the area today allowing for showers to pick up across the region. Snow levels started low, near about 5,000′ and will be lowering dramatically through Saturday. Levels will bottom out near 4,500′ for the Cascades, 3,500′ for the Siskiyous, and 3,400′ for the Basin. Snow … Continue reading »

Rain and Snow Back in the Forecast

  WEATHER DISCUSSION After weeks of dry, sunny, and warm weather, we get a small relief. Rain and snow will return to the forecast for this weekend. High pressure out in the middle Pacific will allow for a series of moisture waves to slide down the “right arm,” into our area. The last few months, … Continue reading »

One More Sunny & Quiet Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday morning, temperatures will still be chilly, but not quite as cold as what we saw Tuesday morning.  Lows were in the lower teens in the Klamath Basin and middle 20’s for the Rogue Valley, and just as cold in northern California.  Although we started out about ten degrees below average, afternoon highs … Continue reading »

Cooler Mornings, Still Lots of Sunshine

    WEATHER DISCUSSION A “rex block” is in place over the West. This is a blocking pattern with the jet stream ..that prevents storms from approaching the area and also keeps the weather quiet.  A cooler air mass dropping in over the rest of the country will help to keep our morning temperatures quite … Continue reading »

Showers Back in the Forecast This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Lower pressure has moved in from the northeast allowing for afternoon temperatures to get closer to average. Overnight lows have been dropping significantly as well. Areas east of the Cascade Range made it into the teens for lows and the winds overnight kept the windchill in the single digits. Now that high pressure … Continue reading »

Low Pressure Results in Cooler Air

WEATHER DISCUSSION Amid the strong high pressure ridge overhead, a small area of low pressure is swinging south on the eastern half of our forecast region. This is allowing for some changes in the pattern. The high desert to the east of Lake County received a few showers through the last six hours. Daytime heating … Continue reading »

Temperatures Drop to Near Average

WEATHER DISCUSSION For the large part of a week, temperatures across the region have been well above average during the afternoon hours.  As a storm system swings by to our northeast, expect a slight cool down, bringing temperatures closer to our seasonal averages. That storm system will allow cooler air to filter in, but won’t … Continue reading »

Chilly Mornings, Warm Afternoons

WEATHER DISCUSSION Not much change in the forecast over the last few days. The ridge of high pressure is keeping us in a lull of a weather pattern for a while. A few key small scale patterns will continue through next week. First, the Chetco Effect is still happening at Brookings. Offshore winds will continue … Continue reading »

Setting Up For a Dry, Quiet Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION The area of low pressure that brought a round of rain & showers last night and Monday has since shifted northward, but lingering sprinkles dotted the area Monday throughout the afternoon.  Storm after storm last weekend dumped over 7 inches of rain in a three day period in Mt. Shasta City, and rainfall … Continue reading »

Windy Today, Showers Taper Off

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will begin to quiet down this week. Showers will be ongoing through today and the wind will stick around through Monday night. Following today though, a return to dry and stagnant weather is expected. Monday will bring gusty winds to all locations and wind advisories/high wind warnings remain in place. … Continue reading »

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