Spotty Showers & a Few Clouds Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Last weekend’s storm system moved through faster than predicted.  The steady rain began on Saturday as a warm front passed, then showers and wind moved in on Sunday with the cold front.  That front has since stalled in eastern Oregon, bringing light rain to places like Klamath Falls.  Spotty showers remain in the … Continue reading »

Clouds Moving Back in For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION In weather terminology, you may sometimes hear the phrase “a mix of clouds and sun” and you might think, “What does that actually mean? Partly cloudy? Mostly cloudy?”  Well, today was a good example of exactly that – a mix of clouds and sun.  We started the day with some fog and low … Continue reading »

Near Record Warmth to End the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION While afternoon highs were about well above average on Sunday, we officially didn’t set any new records.  We did, however, tie a record in Klamath Falls.  Sunday’s official high was 69 degrees, which tied the 2005 record.  Although inland locations easily climbed 10 – 15 degrees above average, along the coast it was … Continue reading »

Sunshine Keep Temps Feeling Spring-Like

WEATHER DISCUSSION Even though temperatures started in the 20’s and 30’s across the region, afternoon highs rose into the upper 60’s and 70’s in many locations.  These values are about ten degrees above average, and we will be even warmer heading into the weekend.  Rain chances remain out of the forecast until our pattern starts … Continue reading »

Temperatures on an Upward Climb

WEATHER DISCUSSION Aside from a few high clouds Tuesday, we saw abundant sunshine.  Temperatures began on a chilly note, with mid-teens in the Klamath Basin and 20’s and 30’s elsewhere.  We will be equally chilly Wednesday morning, but the afternoon hours will hold slightly warmer temperatures.  Along the coast, a FROST ADVISORY will go into … Continue reading »

A Quiet Pattern Returns, Temporarily

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weekend’s storm system yielded a few tenths of an inch of rainfall west of the Cascades and along the coast, and for the higher terrain, an inch or two of fresh snow.  Mount Ashland remains closed, however, and Mount Shasta announced today that it will be closed beginning Tuesday until they receive … Continue reading »

Dense Fog Hangs Around For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As has been the case for the past week or so, high pressure remains in control, and the associated temperature inversions around the area are strong.  These inversions act like a lid on the lower portions of the atmosphere, holding in the fog that develops but allowing for mild, if not almost warm, … Continue reading »

Round Two Of Wind & Rain Comes Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As the title suggests, we are waiting for the second round of strong wind and heavy rain to move through Thursday.  Round one came Wednesday, bringing gusts over 80 mph to the coast near Port Orford and in the high terrain along the state line.  Although the winds died down Wednesday evening, the … Continue reading »

Next System Arriving Friday PM

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday morning began with dense fog all along the I-5 corridor.  At times, visibility was less than a quarter of a mile in the Rogue Valley.  Finally by the afternoon, the fog began to lift and we saw a peek of blue sky .  Along the coast, showers continued off and on, but … Continue reading »

Showers Will Subside, But Only Briefly

WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure has continued to slowly drag northwards along the coast of northern California Wednesday afternoon and evening.  As expected, it brought measurable rainfall to Siskiyou County and the coast, but rainfall amounts were much lower inland.  For comparison, Mount Shasta City saw nearly an inch of rain Wednesday, where locations … Continue reading »

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