A Quiet Weekend With Cooler Temperatures

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday brought a few more showers to the area, but for higher elevations, it also brought measurable snowfall.  Mount Ashland reported several inches at the base, with Mount Shasta seeing a few inches of fresh snow as well.  As far as rainfall amounts, most were less than a quarter of a inch, with … 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 »

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 »

Front Brings Rain and Strong Winds Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION The first cold front in a series will reach the Oregon/California coast overnight and allow for more rain to fall. Light showers will be the case for our region in the morning hours of Friday. Then, as the front gets closer, rainfall will get stronger in the afternoon. Rainfall will become heavier at … 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 »

Mainly Rain for the Showers Coming Up

WEATHER DISCUSSION A deep upper level low is slowly making its way northwest off the Northern Californian coast. As it does, the moisture that it’s pulling from the Pacific is creating quite a hazard for California. Even though the entire state is drought-stricken, the rainfall there is coming down too fast. When this happens, rain … Continue reading »

Light Overnight and Morning Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION The cold front that moved south Saturday morning made its way down to Middle California by the end of Saturday and then stalled. It was waiting for the winds to shift back out of the south and move a new air mass right back in to our area. A warm front is now … Continue reading »

Showers Diminish This Afternoon

WEATHER DISCUSSION The cold front has successfully passed through Southern Oregon and is headed into Northern California. Now, the bulk of the precipitation is there and as the day moves on, only light showers will be the story for our area. Snow levels started near 4,500′ this morning and quickly dropped allowing for snow to … Continue reading »

Rain and Snow Picks Up Overnight

WEATHER DISCUSSION I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! The stalled cold front is now picking up speed and sending in a decent amount of Pacific moisture to the region. The last 24 hours came with a large amount of rainfall at the coast allowing for a 24hr recording of 3.97″ in Port … Continue reading »

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