Summer-Like Before the Start of Fall

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The cooler weather from Thursday didn’t last long. High pressure will slide in today, as a “rex block” sits over the West. This pattern in the jet stream brings offshore winds to the coast, enhancing the Chetco Effect and warming up all coastal communities. Inland, this means hot and dry weather returns. … Continue reading »

Cooler Fall-Like Temperatures on the Way

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The ridge of high pressure that has been bringing the hot and dry weather to our region will begin breaking down these next few days. Winds remain out of the south today and this continues to allow smoke to move into Southern Oregon. We now have another wildfire in our region, the … Continue reading »

Active Weather to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After weeks of dry weather, we enter our first active weather pattern of the 2014-15 water year. I’ll break it down by the specifics by category: Smoke: Upper air surface models show that the low pressure system offshore will keep winds out of the south, southwest for the beginning of the week. Therefore, … Continue reading »

Summer by Day, Fall by Night

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds remain out of the ENE this morning keeping the smoke out of Central Siskiyou County and just south of Del Norte County. Because winds are northeasterly moreso than easterly, the bulk of the smoke will remain south of the Southern Oregon Coast. A fire weather watch is in effect for the … Continue reading »

Summer-Like Weather Moving Back In

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The storm track remains well off to our north this morning, keeping the weather very dry and inactive through the next week or so. High pressure will help to bring easterly winds to the low levels these next 48 hours. That is going to clear out the smoke in Central Siskiyou County … Continue reading »

Summer Heat Returns into Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The fire weather warnings across our forecast area have been extended through 11pm Friday night. This warning is still for the northeasterly winds in place and thus, very dry air. Winds will stay breezy this afternoon with average winds between 10 & 20mph. Because winds are easterly, smoke is traveling west into … Continue reading »

Increasing Winds Raise Fire Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to bring sunny skies and quiet weather. Winds are starting off out of the NE this morning and that is keeping smoke out of Ft. Jones and Yreka. This will likely change through the course of the day as winds shift again …this around, to the NNW. Smoke will … Continue reading »

Near 100 Today, Cooler for the Holiday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to be our dominant weather feature. This is keeping the storm track to our north and allowing warmer air to filter into the Northwest. Highs will be flirting with 100 across the West Side this afternoon and 90 in the Basin. Winds will be shifting throughout the day today. … Continue reading »

Summer Heat in Full Swing

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will build into the West these next couple of days, allowing our temperatures to climb. We’ll be flirting with 100 across West Side Valleys by Wednesday. Skies will stay sunny across inland locations and will start off with clouds and fog at the coast. For now, the weather will stay … Continue reading »

Offshore Winds Warm Up the Coast

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather continues to remain inactive this week. An offshore wind weather pattern will set up the next 48 hours keeping coastal communities mild through Tuesday night. Temperatures will easily climb into the 70′s and 80′s here. Unfortunately offshore winds drop the moisture content in the air across inland locations. Between low … Continue reading »

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