Fall-Like Weather Just on the Horizon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A big change in the stubborn and dry weather pattern we’ve been locked into all summer will arrive this week. Skies will stay partly sunny today and high temperatures about 5-7 degrees cooler than the weekend. Isolated thunderstorms will fire up in Central Oregon this afternoon and we’ll be watching out for … Continue reading »

Rain, Wind, and Cooler Air This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION With a long dry spell over the last few weeks and only a glimmer of showers last week, a much larger/stronger system is approaching. A large digging trough moving in from the west will usher in quite a bit of moisture with a series of cold fronts. Before I get to that, I’ll … Continue reading »

Cooling Off for the Start of Fall

WEATHER DISCUSSION Summer has been hanging on by a nail. Every time we get a cold front that brings a relief, another dominant ridge of high pressure brings in temperatures well above average. The good news, is that on the first day of fall, we will be seeing “fall-like” temperatures. A series of strong cold … Continue reading »

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 »

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