Small Break Before More Rain and Snow

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday and Thursday’s storm system was one that we may not see for a while. In fact, the last time our region experienced a storm of that magnitude was well over 5 years ago. Not only did we receive heavy rain and snow at times, but the winds packed a huge punch. Now … Continue reading »

The Calm After the Storm

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Quiet weather moves in today. Winds have calmed considerably since Thursday, switching to the northwest. Northwesterly winds will help to bring in some cooler air throughout the morning, keeping afternoon highs cool. Showers are likely today across the board, with more widespread and consistent precipitation in the Klamath Basin. Rain, snow, sleet … Continue reading »

Round 2 of Strong Winds & Heavy Rain

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A secondary area of low pressure developed offshore overnight. This system strengthened rapidly bringing very strong winds region-wide. Reports of trees down and other wind damage has been coming in all morning, as well as widespread power outages. Gusts this morning will be near 75 mph along the coast, in the Shasta … Continue reading »

Strong Storm to Bring Rain, Wind & Snow

MEDFORD, Ore. — A strong storm will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the region Wednesday through Thursday. Wind gusts could reach hurricane force along the Coast Range Mountains, while gusts near 50mph are anticipated across the Valley. The strongest winds will be this afternoon and evening through early Thursday. High wind warnings and … Continue reading »

Significant Rain & Wind Storm Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A very strong storm will move through the region today through tomorrow. There will actually be two areas of low pressure bringing heavy rain and strong winds region-wide beginning this morning. Increasing rain will move in throughout the morning along the coast. The radar has been picking up lots of lightning to … Continue reading »

Preparing For High Wind & Heavy Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the time ticks down, confidence is growing in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.  We have been anticipating a strong storm system moving through, and the action is expected to start along the coast early Wednesday morning.  Confidence is also growing in the development of a second area of low pressure that … Continue reading »

Strong Winds to Impact Entire Region

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front will lift north and east today through the Northwest. This will bring rain to the coastline and rain showers to inland locations. Skies will start off cloudy, and temperatures mild as a result. Shower activity will move inland by lunchtime/early afternoon. Light to moderate rain is possible from passing … Continue reading »

Light Overnight Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION Number two of a series of cold fronts is beginning to make its way into our forecast area. Two lines of showers a visible on the radar. One over mountains from Douglas to Modoc County, and a stronger line along the coast. This is a relatively weak front and is expected to break … Continue reading »

Nothing Shy About This Cold Front

WEATHER DISCUSSION The frontal boundary is still offshore, but we are getting a front row seat of the showers it is pushing in. Rain began falling at the coast around 3:00 p.m. as the boundary headed towards the coast. As of 10:00 p.m. Friday, all regions are getting some form of precipitation. The showers will last … Continue reading »

Thick Fog and Light Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION Deep valley fog has been an issue for motorists making their morning commute this morning and will continue to do so for the remainder of the morning. Visibility remains  at less than a mile in the west side valleys and in the Umpqua Basin. Fog will lift by the afternoon as temperatures warm. … Continue reading »

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