Briefly Cooler & a Break From the Smoke

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thick smoke enveloped most of the area throughout the weekend, and today was no different.  Fortunately, there has been a change in the wind.  A cold front passed through the area Monday evening, which created gusty winds and tried to pop up a few showers and storms with little success.  Tuesday will bring cooler … Continue reading »

Smoke Travels South as Winds Shift

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Smoke continues to blanket West Side Valleys this morning. Fortunately, winds will be shifting today ..allowing that smoke to make its way south over the next 24 hours. By this afternoon WNW winds will bring smoke into Southern Klamath and Lake Counties and most of Northern California. Readings will likely be poor … Continue reading »

Smoke Changes Direction

WEATHER DISCUSSION After two days of smoke in Southern Oregon, clearing is on the horizon. A weak center of low pressure, sitting off the coast of California, has been the culprit for the all-of-a-sudden change in winds. Counter-clockwise flow around the low was responsible for pulling smoke from the Happy Camp and July Complexes northward … Continue reading »

Wildfire Smoke Visible in Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to BLM officials, the plumes of smoke visible in the Rogue Valley today are coming from the Happy Camp Complex and the 790 Fire, which has been very active today. The Happy Camp Complex is burning between Happy Camp and Ft. Jones in Northern California. The 790 Fire is burning between … Continue reading »

Air Quality Good, For Now

WEATHER DISCUSSION Light winds out of the southeast kept smoke in Josephine and Curry Counties overnight. The Rogue Valley, the Cascades and the Basin will all see smoke, but not until the winds move out of the south. Current models have both upper level and surface winds out of the south at about 11 a.m. … Continue reading »

Much Warmer This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Fall is almost here but Summer will try to give us another punch before it’s done. High pressure moved into the region allowing for a thermal trough situation to set up.  The trough sat at the coast yesterday, which kept winds flowing offshore and warmed up the coast significantly. Brookings hit 94 degrees … Continue reading »

Clear, but Warming Up Into the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Dominant region of high pressure over the Pacific creating clear conditions across the region. This feature, along with the thermal trough that has formed at the coast is allowing for temperatures to rise quite a bit. Thursday, temperatures were up an average of 5-10 degrees from just 24-hours ago. The extreme being Brookings. … Continue reading »

Sunny and Warm Through the Work Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weekend’s cold front dropped temperatures down to the 80′s, but highs on Labor Day were much warmer.  Lots of sunshine sent temperatures into the lower 90′s in the Rogue Valley, and even along the coast in Brookings, highs were in the upper 80′s.  Warmer temperatures on the coast were due to the … Continue reading »

Break Out the Grills for Labor Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION The good news is that high pressure is here and we are going to have a wonderful Labor Day. The weekend was almost perfect, with the cooler air and mostly clear skies. I say almost, only because Northern California is still getting a bad dose of smoke coverage from the Happy Camp Complex. … Continue reading »

Looking Good For Labor Day Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front that passed through the region overnight is bringing in cooler air from the arctic region. This will allow for our temperatures to remain 5-10 degrees cooler throughout the day. A much welcome change from the heat throughout the week. We’ll only reach the 60′s in the mountains, 70′s in the … Continue reading »

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