An Eventful Weekend of Weather

WEATHER DISCUSSION A very impressive low pressure system approached the coast yesterday, and with it came cooler air, rain, snow, and very strong winds. The cold front associated with it was responsible for the pattern change. Starting Friday evening, winds began picking up as the pressure gradient tightened. Wind advisories and warnings were issued for … Continue reading »

Rain Moves Back in Tomorrow

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday brought a break in the precipitation to our area. A very well developed low pressure system is what’s responsible for the rain we’ve been getting. A cold front swung through and brought us a couple of days of cooler and wet weather. Friday morning started with a line of showers moving north. … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Celebrates Next 50 Years

ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and riders celebrated 50 years of Mt. Ashland, and are hoping for another 50 years to come. The mountain held its anniversary celebration Saturday. Many of the attendees saw the mountain for the first time in a while given the lack of snow last season. Community members celebrated in the Mt. … Continue reading »

Crater Lake Sees First Snow

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Tuesday night’s storm brought the first snowfall for Crater Lake since last spring. More than four inches was dumped on the park, prompting camp ground and road closures. On Wednesday the scene at the national park was almost picturesque. Snow clung to trees and branches, but the fog made it almost impossible to … Continue reading »

Showers Ongoing This Morning

  WEATHER DISCUSSION We have entered a more active weather pattern. With the jet stream sitting right over the states of Oregon and Washington, several fronts will make their way inland over the next week or so. The first of these several came through Tuesday. Widespread rain fell overnight and as the cold air arrived, … Continue reading »

Rain Slowly Pushing into Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain will be slow to move into West Side Valleys today. At the coast it will be a different story, with rain falling through much of Tuesday. It will be heavy at times and up to 2″ or more is likely in Curry and Coos County. Isolated thunderstorms are possible here as … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Hires New General Manager

MT ASHLAND, Ore. — It was a challenging winter for Mount Ashland. Not enough snow fell to get the lifts up and running for the first time in the slope’s history. The off-season has been busy and officials said the hire of a general manager will get them back on track to improving the skiing … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms to Start the Work Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION The upper level low continues to track to the south off the Oregon Coast today. The center of the low is still far enough north of our region to keep the moist onshore flow intact. Because of this, we are still seeing isolated shower activity throughout our area. As the low continues south … Continue reading »

Showers Moving In for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Short Term (Saturday PM – Tuesday): After the week of sunny skies and record setting temperatures, we will have a different story moving through the weekend. A low pressure system off the coast of Washington will start to track its way south and bring in precipitation to our region. Looking at the visible … Continue reading »

Winter Weather into Saturday Morning

WEATHER DISCUSSION An upper level low will continue to dive south into Saturday bringing showers and colder air to the region. Snow levels will drop to 4,000 feet by Saturday morning and winter travel will be an issue. Above 4,500 feet we could see 3 to 7 inches of snow is possible with locally heavier … Continue reading »

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