Dry Thunderstorms & the 30/30 Rule

Most of us are familiar with dry thunderstorms – they are defined as thunderstorms that produce little, if any rainfall at all. Typically the rain produced from these storms will evaporate before reaching the ground, simply because the air around Southern Oregon is so dry. With dry thunderstorms comes dry lightning – a term which … Continue reading »

The Do’s & Don’ts of Defensible Space

MEDFORD, OR. — With an active fire season likely this year, it’s important we do what we can now to protect our homes and property. Creating defensible space around your home is an easy and effective way to reduce your risk from embers that may escape wildfires this upcoming summer. Simple yard work can go … Continue reading »

Summer Forecast

SUMMER SPECIAL Long-range forecasting, like seasonal forecasting, meteorologists no longer look at weather models like we do for the day to day forecast, we look at teleconnections. Two of the best known teleconnections are El Niño and La Niña which are part of the El Niño Southern Oscillation or ENSO. We have been in the neutral phase of … Continue reading »