Gradual Clearing Today, Rain End of Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The next several days will feature quiet weather as our area sits under the influence of high pressure. The rain from Monday has wrapped up and pushed east, allowing for patchy fog to develop across all locations this morning. There’s quite a spread in temperatures from one zone to another but this … Continue reading »

A Quiet Pattern Returns, Temporarily

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weekend’s storm system yielded a few tenths of an inch of rainfall west of the Cascades and along the coast, and for the higher terrain, an inch or two of fresh snow.  Mount Ashland remains closed, however, and Mount Shasta announced today that it will be closed beginning Tuesday until they receive … Continue reading »

Showers Continue Into Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, the wave of low pressure moved in late this morning and continues spreading precipitation through the region as the day went on. Light, but steady widespread showers cover the radar map as of 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Snow levels were at about 5,500′ keeping rain falling on everything but the extreme … Continue reading »

A Change in the Pattern on the Horizon

WEATHER DISCUSSION Over the past week or so, southern Oregon and northern California has been trapped under a strong ridge of high pressure.  The temperature inversion associated with the ridge has held in not only the fog that developed, but also pollution from sources like wood burning stoves.  We will finally get a storm system … Continue reading »

Cool Mornings & Mild Afternoons Continue

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures started out relatively chilly this morning, with inland locations seeing lows in the 20’s and 30’s.  By the afternoon, highs had reached the 50’s and 60’s – about 10 to 15 degrees above average for this time of year.  High pressure is still in control for the entire western United States and … Continue reading »

High Pressure Keeps a Strong Hold

WEATHER DISCUSSION The work week began with much milder temperatures than what we were seeing just a few days ago.  Early morning lows were about 5 to 10 degrees above average, and afternoon highs were no different.  Even higher elevations saw afternoon temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s, which is causing a bit of snow … Continue reading »

Temperatures Slowly Recovering

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, another quiet day was the story for today. High pressure moving in from the west as been keeping us dry. Warmer temperatures are slowly creeping in as winds turn from the south, and clearing occurs in the afternoons. We started Saturday off with very cold overnight lows due to the clear … Continue reading »

Small Changes For the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION The strong arctic push that brought cold temperatures to the region is slowly pushing off to the east. High pressure has been building in slowly and keeping the skies mostly clear. High pressure, plus winds shifting out of the south will allow for temperatures to start their slow climb back up. Afternoon temperatures … Continue reading »

Cold Snap Now Underway Across the Region

  WEATHER DISCUSSION An arctic air mass has moved in behind the front that came through the region yesterday. Rain mixed with some sleet was falling across the Valley Monday afternoon. The wet roads combined with very cold temperatures will make roads quite slick this morning. Temperatures are downright cold — in the teens in … Continue reading »

Cold Tonight, Even Colder Tuesday Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have been watching an arctic air mass slide in from the northeast Monday evening, and that cold air is going to make quite the impact in southern Oregon and northern California.  Temperatures will be mainly in the teens and twenties tonight, but single digits are in the forecast for parts of the … Continue reading »

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