Air Quality Impacts Region-Wide

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds are out of the West, Southwest allowing smoke to filter over the state border into Southern Oregon. Air quality continues to be poor in Siskiyou County locations and throughout the morning was reading between moderate and unhealthy for sensitive groups across the Valley. Winds will stay out of the west, southwest … Continue reading »

The Haze and Heat Hang Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although we saw a break from the smoke and haze for a few days in northern California and southern Oregon, it definitely made a return Wednesday.  In fact, as winds shifted late Tuesday evening, air quality began to decrease in Fort Jones and Etna, and as the sun rose Wednesday, it was evident … Continue reading »

Quakes, Storms, Heat, and Smoke

WEATHER DISCUSSION Well to say that today has been interesting (weather-wise) is an understatement. Starting early this morning, we have seen many things change with the weather, plus an earthquake in California to top it all off. First, we’ll talk about the earthquake that happened near the San Francisco Bay Area. While not a weather … Continue reading »

Comfortable Temperatures Stick Around

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cooler air mass that moved in a few days ago is still sitting over the region and allowing for temperatures to be near or a little above average. For today, temperatures were a little warmer than the last couple of afternoons. However, until Tuesday, these comfortable afternoon highs will be lingering. Sunny … Continue reading »

Smoke Still Thick In Siskiyou County

WEATHER DISCUSSION High temperatures were several degrees cooler Friday than Thursday behind a cold front that passed early Friday morning.  We saw mostly sunny skies throughout southern Oregon, but in northern California, smoke impaired visibility in central Siskiyou County.  Air quality in Fort Jones and Etna has been reading in the “very unhealthy” category off … Continue reading »

Avoiding the Smoke In N. California

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — As these fires continue to burn, sending smoke in the area, communities throughout Northern California are trying to deal with the poor air quality. Happy Camp Elementary is preparing to install air purifiers throughout the school sometime this weekend. The school is expecting to open Monday. That’s three school days later … Continue reading »

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 »

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