Smoky Skies Again

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small area of low pressure has formed off the coast of Northern California, and with the counter-clockwise flow, it is making the upper level winds shift to a southern flow. This is the culprit for the smoke in the Rogue Valley and the Southern Klamath Basin. All location in the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

Warmer With Sunshine Through the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a week with unusually cool temperatures and equally unusual summer rainfall, the weekend looks to be more on track for this time of year.  In fact, temperatures will warm a bit above average, and will stay that way for a few days.    Sunshine starts us out on Saturday, but by the beginning … Continue reading »

Bringing Back the Sunshine

WEATHER DISCUSSION A large part of the work week was cloudy and dreary, but that has been changing over the last 24 hours.  The upper level low that brought showers, storms, and cooler temperatures has exited the region to the northeast, and in its place, sunshine has been slowly on the increase. The brief cool down … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex Brings Thick Smoke

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. –  An estimated 20 fires make up the Happy Camp Complex each of which is sending thick smoke  into the sky and while the fires continue to be fought, the fire camp continues to grow. Thick smoke in Happy Camp had Bonita Thom wearing a mask as she worked outside helping her … Continue reading »

Storm Risk Much More Isolated Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION More thunderstorms dotted the landscape Tuesday evening, bringing locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning back to the Klamath Basin and northern California.  Pea sized hail was even reported near Altamont.  Fortunately, for Wednesday, the storm threat is much lower, and storms in these same locations will be much more isolated in nature. There … Continue reading »

Isolated Storms Back For Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Monday afternoon brought widespread thunderstorms to the Klamath Basin and northern California.  Heavy rain fell in central Klamath County, and frequent lightning strikes accompanied the slow moving thunderstorms.  Activity will begin to die down tonight, with a few embedded rumbles of thunder still possible, but the risk is back for Tuesday. … Continue reading »

More T-Storms on the Way Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The burning wildfires are now impacting our air quality levels ..reading moderate to unhealthy across much of the area. The smoke has also kept our temperatures slightly cooler, by about 5-10 degrees. Clouds are streaming in from our south and west, increasing the moisture content in our air. Higher humidities will help … Continue reading »

Lightning Threat Back For Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Smoke once again left a yellow-tinged veil across southern Oregon and northern California Sunday afternoon.  Several fires continue to burn in the area, and winds aloft have transported smoke throughout the region.  Air quality is still being affected, and in Klamath Falls, readings were in the “unhealthy” category Sunday evening.  All of this, … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Through The Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the Oregon Gulch fire burned, along with many other fires in the vicinity, smoke filled the skies in northern California and portions of southern Oregon Friday afternoon.  If the fires continue to burn, the smoke we are seeing will persist for the next few days.  There is no major change to the current weather … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Over Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — It might not compare to what we saw in August, but Thursday’s smoke was enough to make joggers cut their route short and limit visibility throughout the Rogue Valley. Prescribed burns took place Thursday in both Josephine and Jackson counties on land protected by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest … Continue reading »

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