Arctic Air Moving In

WEATHER DISCUSSION A deep cold air mass is moving in from the north. This cold pool of air will dip low enough to bring snow to parts of the southern states. Luckily, we are on the far western edge of the air mass, which will allow us to escape the coldest of the temperatures. That … Continue reading »

Cool Afternoon, Chilly By Saturday Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION While we were initially expecting scattered showers on Friday, most of the rainfall stayed to our north in Douglas County.  Some locations saw up to three inches of rain in 24 hours.  In the Cascades, Crater Lake received an additional three inches of snow, raising the snow depth on the rim to abut … Continue reading »

Showers Stick Around For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday night and morning, the Klamath Basin saw it’s first snowfall of the season! Crater Lake received about five inches of fresh snow.  Chemult saw right around three inches.  Even in Klamath Falls, viewers reported about an inch of snowfall.  By the afternoon, temperatures rose above freezing, and Klamath Falls even made it … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Forecasting

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How can you estimate the amount of rain and snowfall we will receive from a storm?” Chase Tiffany, Ashland Middle School When putting a forecast together, meteorologists look at computer models. These models generate a forecast (that requires modification & many changes) based on the current conditions of our atmosphere. These … Continue reading »