Showers Continue Into Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, the wave of low pressure moved in late this morning and continues spreading precipitation through the region as the day went on. Light, but steady widespread showers cover the radar map as of 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Snow levels were at about 5,500′ keeping rain falling on everything but the extreme … Continue reading »

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 »

Quiet Again This Week & Mild

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A ridge of high pressure will continue to sit over the West this week. This is going to keep the weather dry, inactive and mild. Temperatures will be significantly warmer than last week and also above average. Afternoon highs will climb into the low to mid 50’s for West Side Valleys. For … 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 »

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 »

Rain & Snow Showers, Then Bitter Cold

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak storm system will travel down the I-5 corridor today, bringing showers and cold air into Southern Oregon. It’s already chilly ahead of this storm system, also indicated by our low snow levels that are starting off around 2,000.’ Temperatures won’t warm much today — the 50’s along the coast, low … 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 »

Quiet, But Cold For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday’s cold front ushered in a swath of colder temperatures, and for the next week or so, they won’t be going anywhere.  Fortunately, we won’t be seeing any particularly messy storm systems tracking through the area, but a few rain and snow showers are in the cards. The cold air is even making … Continue reading »

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