Gusty Winds Raise Fire Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION After the heartbreaking news of the Boles Fire in Weed, California Monday I unfortunately cannot say winds will be improving today. Fire crews will have a tough fight these next 48 hours as winds continue to remain gusty. Sustained winds will be between 10 and 20mph with gusts around 35mph out of … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms to Affect All Areas

WEATHER DISCUSSION A change in the weather pattern is here and it is going to be active. Thunderstorms are once again in the forecast, but the difference is that they will affect all areas in the watch area. Yes, even the coast and west side valleys will see scattered showers. An upper level low off … Continue reading »

Temperatures Cooling Off a Bit

WEATHER DISCUSSION The dominant ridge of high pressure is finally starting to break down and with this will come a better chance for cloud coverage and cooler temperatures. Over the last few days we’ve been closer to record temperatures than we have been to seasonal averages. Cooler air being sent in behind a weak cold … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain & Strong Winds

A storm system is moving in from our West this evening. This is going to bring heavy rain and strong winds to our region. It’s possible that a thunderstorm may develop along the Coast. If so, it could produce hail due to the cool air aloft and also strong winds. Many places have seen several … Continue reading »

Showers Tonight & Tomorrow

We are still seeing widespread rain showers across the viewing area. Again, an isolated thunderstorm is possible tonight. An area of low pressure off the Coast will push inland this evening and the moisture will linger through the evening and day tomorrow. By Monday evening rain showers will begin to taper off. Tuesday through Wednesday … Continue reading »

Rain Showers For Easter Sunday

Widespread showers are currently moving in from our South, now impacting the viewing area. The moisture feed from the Tropics with this system combined with the daytime heating this afternoon is allowing for thunderstorms to develop across the area. There have been several reports of lightning, one of which struck a tree in the Applegate … Continue reading »

Cold Front Will Bring Rain

A cold front and its associated light rain and higher elevation snow (above 4,500 feet) will push through the Rogue Valley and over the Cascades throughout the day on Tuesday.  Some showers will reach into Northern California. A larger storm will hit Wednesday night, Thursday and much of Friday…lowering snow levels to 2,000 feet Thursday … Continue reading »

Fog & Low Clouds, Peaks of PM Sun

Fog developed and lifted into a low cloud deck over the Rogue and Shasta Valleys on Friday.  Low clouds and fog will be present through the weekend, as high pressure high above the ground warms the air at mountain top levels…and traps colder air in the valleys.  The high pressure zone will move ever so … Continue reading »

Record Rains & More Coming

Record breaking rain deluged the Rogue Valley and other Western Valleys.  From 2 to 5 inches of rain fell, with Medford coming in with 2.22 inches in 18 hours, breaking the record for the day.  For the month, we have recorded 4.55 inches, which is 1.65 inches above normal.  Winds gusted to 105 mph on … Continue reading »