Quiet Through Midweek, Rain on Horizon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another chilly and quiet morning is underway. Temperatures will start off in the teens and 20’s inland before warming into the 50’s and 60’s yet again. There are no low lying clouds and there is also no fog west of the Cascades. The clear skies will be ongoing through tonight in all … Continue reading »

Low Pressure Results in Cooler Air

WEATHER DISCUSSION Amid the strong high pressure ridge overhead, a small area of low pressure is swinging south on the eastern half of our forecast region. This is allowing for some changes in the pattern. The high desert to the east of Lake County received a few showers through the last six hours. Daytime heating … Continue reading »

Setting Up For a Dry, Quiet Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION The area of low pressure that brought a round of rain & showers last night and Monday has since shifted northward, but lingering sprinkles dotted the area Monday throughout the afternoon.  Storm after storm last weekend dumped over 7 inches of rain in a three day period in Mt. Shasta City, and rainfall … Continue reading »

Weekend Storm Packing a Punch

WEATHER DISCUSSION Two big storms in three days. This was what we expected this weekend and it is exactly what we got. Friday’s storm was the most potent, but the one that started today is already packing a punch. Heavy rain and wind started in Northern California and the Southern Oregon coast in the late … Continue reading »

One More Storm Before the Clearing

WEATHER DISCUSSION The strong weather system that came in on Friday brought with it a series of hazards all across the region. Heavy rain falling in short periods increased the flooding potential in streams, rivers, lakes, and urban areas. Winds also played a factor in bringing down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages were … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Watching Rain and Snow

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is paying close attention to rain and snow in the area as the spring approaches. ODF is already getting ready for fire season this year, and has been monitoring rain and snow pack. For fire officials, the snow pack is important during the summer, because of its … Continue reading »

Big Changes Are Almost Here

WEATHER DISCUSSION After about a month and a half of dry, warm, and foggy weather, our weather pattern is changing and becoming more active. Starting tonight, the clouds will begin increasing out of the west. The west side valleys will still have enough clearing overnight to allow for radiation fog to form again in the … Continue reading »

Oregon Snow Pack At Record Lows

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon’s snow pack is posting record low depths this year, despite normal precipitation. Experts said the reason for that is the persistent warm temperatures, which is turning into the new normal as the climate heats up. The current snow pack measurements show 17 percent of normal for the Klamath Basin, 16 … Continue reading »

“Blizzard of 2015″ Drops Record Snowfall

NORTHEAST — The “Blizzard of 2015″ was the sixth biggest storm for Boston since 1935, with the most snowfall ever in January at just more than 24 inches. The damage is being seen as residents are digging out across the northeast. In the coastal Massachusetts town of Marshfield, a violent storm surge pounded the seawall. … Continue reading »

Another Strong Push of Rain Overnight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our much needed active pattern continues. Two small low pressure systems promised rain through our region for this weekend. So far, they have not disappointed. Rainfall totals over the last 24 hours have amounted to over 2 inches at some coastal locations. Rainfall amounts of 1/4″ to over an inch an a half … Continue reading »

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