Winter Forecast

WINTER SPECIAL As meteorologists, when we talk about long term forecasting, we look at global changes in the weather pattern.  While there are several different types of these teleconnections, or oscillations, the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is one of the most influential for North America. In early November, the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) released … Continue reading »

Shaping Up To Be A Wet Holiday Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION With today being one of the busy travel days of the year, it is no surprise that a good bit of attention was focused on the weather forecast.  While the east coast continues to get battered by rain and snow, the Pacific Northwest will be facing its own series of storm systems throughout … Continue reading »

Patchy Fog With A Few Clouds Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday began with a bit of patchy fog and a few clouds, but as the day moved on, we saw some clearing.  With the afternoon sunshine, temperatures warmed to well above average, in fact, nearly ten degree above average in Grants Pass and Medford.  For Klamath Falls, we saw highs nearly fifteen degrees … Continue reading »

Pretty Quiet Before the Holiday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak front is going to move through the Northwest today. This will bring light rain to the coast this afternoon and spotty showers to inland locations. This front will lack upper level support and will struggle to bring measurable rainfall to the ground inland. Snow levels will be around 5,500′ but … Continue reading »

Showers Are Over For Now

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the cold front this afternoon, snow levels dropped to around 4,000′ in the Cascades and 4,500′ in the Siskiyous. Based on where precipitation fell, the Siskiyous received about 1″ of snow, while the Cascades hit up to a foot of snow in some areas. Rain fell through the area, mainly in the … Continue reading »

Gusty Winds & Heavy Rain For Fri. Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION High wind warnings have been in effect along the coast Friday, and the winds that we were seeing definitely warranted the warnings being in place.  Peak gusts near Cape Blanco reached 70 miles per hour, near North Bend we saw gusts of 40 miles per hour.  On Saturday, the high winds will reach … Continue reading »

A Messy, Windy Friday On the Coast

WEATHER DISCUSSION For about a week or so, we have been monitoring the storm system that will make its way onshore tomorrow on Friday.  Moving from west to east, the coast will be the first to see the effects of the system.  There are already storm warnings and flood advisories in effect for coastal areas. … Continue reading »

Wednesday Starts An Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday morning was almost Groundhog Day when it came to the frigid temperatures.  We started the day only one or two degrees warmer than Monday, meaning morning lows were once again about ten degrees below average.  Temperatures will be cold again tonight, but more seasonable. These “not as cold” temperatures will be due … Continue reading »

Rain to Move in Remainder of Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The last of the cold arctic air will wrap up this morning. Temperatures will once again climb from the 20’s and teens across inland locations. Tonight we’ll transition to an active weather pattern as a series of disturbances move our way. Ahead of our first system arriving tonight, we’ll continue bringing in … Continue reading »

Don’t Put Away the Parkas Yet

WEATHER DISCUSSION Well, we knew it was coming, but that didn’t make it any more comfortable this morning when we awoke to temperatures nearly fifteen degrees below average.  It was cold in the Valley and along the coast, but the Basin saw the truly frigid temperatures.  Lows in Lakeview dropped to nine degrees this morning.  … Continue reading »

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