Snow Levels Drop Low This Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front moving in early tomorrow morning is already dropping rain and snow in the region. This front will be followed by another one on Monday morning keeping rain and snow in the forecast through that time frame. These events will not be so much of a rain event as they will … Continue reading »

Cool Saturday Before Things Get COLD

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday brought a good mix of clouds and sun to the area, and by the afternoon, skies were mostly clear.  With that clearing, temperatures will sink to the teens and 20’s in the basin and northern California tonight.  West side valleys and coastal locations will see lows in the 30’s and 40’s. Since … Continue reading »

Snow & Ice Across the Area Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Tripcheck is reporting 6″ of new snow off the road of Siskiyou Summit. Temperatures are in the upper 20’s leaving the roadway icy. Holiday travelers planning to head over the Summit will need to leave themselves extra time and drive slow.  Highway 140 was also snow covered yesterday afternoon and I heard … Continue reading »

Slick Roads & Cold Temps Christmas AM

WEATHER DISCUSSION Right on cue, a potent cold front swept through from the northwest today, bringing a round of steady rain and then snow as temperatures plunged.  While conditions have calmed a bit behind the front, a few rain and snow showers remain in the area. Due to travel concerns, the Winter Weather Advisory for … Continue reading »

Some Winter Weather For Christmas Eve

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday brought another day of very mild temperatures.  Medford set a new record high of 62 degrees for December 23rd after beginning the day with a bit of patchy fog.  Remember the lovely day we had today, because conditions will be taking a 180 degree turn for Christmas Eve. In anticipation of rain … Continue reading »

Rain & Snow to Arrive on Christmas Eve

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will bring a break in the wet weather we’ve been seeing. The mild temperatures will continue throughout the afternoon with highs climbing a good 10-15 degrees above average. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with fog gradually lifting throughout the morning. On Christmas Eve a quick moving storms system will … Continue reading »

Not Feeling Like the Start of Winter

WEATHER DISCUSSION Monday marked the first full day of astronomical winter.  However, with high temperatures nearly 20 degrees above average in some locations, it certainly didn’t feel much like we are approaching the peak of the holiday season.  We will see one more quiet day Tuesday, before the next cold front sweeps through Christmas Eve. … Continue reading »

Rain/Snow to Move in Christmas Eve Night

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The wetting rains over the weekend led to rapid river rises across southern Oregon. Flood warnings for the Coquille River remain in effect at Coquille and near Myrtle Point (as of 7:30am). All of the rivers have crested though and with showers winding down, river levels will gradually lower over the next … Continue reading »

Rain Showers Coming to an End

WEATHER DISCUSSION The last 24 hours have painted a completely different picture as far as the amount of rain falling. Over the course of Saturday, 24 hour rainfall totals had surpassed 7″ for areas along the coast, 8″ in the Southern Oregon Coastals, and 5″ in the Cascades. Through 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, totals were … Continue reading »

Rain and Wind Dominate the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A strong ridge of high pressure is sitting off to our southwest and it is positioned just right to allow a large atmospheric river of moisture to pound the region with rainfall. Snow levels have risen above 8,000′ and will continue to hover that high through the end of this event. Therefore, snow … Continue reading »

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