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 »

ODOT Crews Prepare for Winter Weather

SISKIYOU PASS, Ore. — It’s looking like a white Christmas up on the Siskiyou Pass. Snow is falling from by the inches, but ODOT crews said they’re ready to tackle the winter beast. “Salt, sand, liquid deicer, snow plows, wing plows, push trucks, you name it we got it,” said Evrett Carroll, ODOT. Six trucks … Continue reading »

Travel Concerns as Rain & Snow Moves In

WEATHER DISCUSSION A quick moving storm system will bring rain and snow to the area today. Rain will move in throughout the morning, falling moderate to heavy at times. Winds will also become breezy along the coast, high country and Klamath Basin. Behind this front is some very cold air and snow levels are expected … 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 »

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 »

A Wet Start to the Weekend on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION We saw a few leftover showers to close out the week, all behind a cold front that moved through earlier in the day Friday.  However, a different air mass will be moving in for Saturday, bringing instead, warm air to the region.  In addition, we will see gusty winds and heavy rain along … Continue reading »

Opening Day At Mt. Ashland

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Skiers and snowboarders were able to load the ski lifts for the first time in 20 months. The last time was in April of 2013. “We are open,” said Mt. Ashland General Manager Hiram Towle. Mt. Ashland administrators started the day on Friday with 16 to 24 inches of snow, depending … Continue reading »

Strong System On Tap for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION An active weather pattern sits over the region after the high pressure ridge that set in the last few days. An upper level low spinning in the Gulf of Alaska is sending a cold front boundary into our region and the initial line of showers and thunderstorms happened overnight into this morning. That … Continue reading »

Two Storms Bring Rain/Snow

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A relatively quiet day is ahead but this will change over the next few days. There are two storms systems impacting the region tonight through the weekend. The first front will move through tonight, bringing widespread precipitation through early Friday. Today, a few light and spotty showers can’t be ruled out inland … Continue reading »

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