A Few Showers Possible By Monday Evening

WEATHER DISCUSSION Another cold front is approaching the West Coast, but this one is much weaker and does not have nearly the moisture as the system last week.  That being said, a few showers are still possible as it approaches the area Monday evening, but don’t expect much measurable rainfall or a drastic drop in daytime … Continue reading »

Drying Up (Mostly) for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the active pattern that sat over the region throughout the last few days, high pressure is moving in. The digging trough that has been moving onshore will eventually pinch itself off and become a little more zonal (west to east). What this will do is create a low pressure system that will … Continue reading »

Another Chance for Thunderstorms

WEATHER DISCUSSION As seen yesterday, a few disturbances are rounding the area of low pressure in our region. This, mixed with the daytime heating in the afternoon plus instability in the region, kicks off thunderstorm activity. Now, because temperatures are cooler, and the fact that we usually have less instability this time of year; these … Continue reading »

Rain Chances Take A Dive On Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday afternoon brought scattered showers and even a few lightning strikes and rumbles of thunder to the area.  Friday will also feature showers and storms, but the rain and storm chances drop substantially.  Northern California and along and east of the Cascades stand the best shot at some more rain, and very isolated … Continue reading »

Rain Starting to Fizzle Out

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have finally seen the heaviest of rain that will fall with this system. The last 48 hours proved to bring more rain than expected to our region, allowing for a little relief from the extremely dry conditions we’ve seen for a while. Early estimates with this storm were showing less than an … Continue reading »

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 »

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