Still Watching for More Lightning

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Two nocturnal thunderstorms developed overnight in Jackson County, one of which passed straight through Medford. Both of these storms were a result of outflow boundaries, winds that storms tend to release as they are dying down. These outflow boundaries were from Sunday evening’s storms over Siskiyou County. Outflow boundaries are also what … Continue reading »

Breezy Today, Becoming Active by Sunday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another fairly quiet day is in store, however the winds could become a bit of a problem this afternoon for fire fighting efforts. Average winds will be between 10-20mph inland, with gusts stronger. Isolated thunderstorms are also expected east of the Cascades and south of the Siskiyous. The further south and east … Continue reading »

Quiet into Weekend, Active by Sunday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The upper level low that was generating thunderstorms earlier in the week will move into the Intermountain West today. This will keep our weather fairly inactive through Saturday. Only isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast through this time frame. Areas of smoke and hazy skies are likely for much of the area … Continue reading »

Mostly Quiet Today, Storms into Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION It will be a quiet day across our region and the usual afternoon storms in the Klamath Basin will come to an end. Skies will be sunny but hazy, with air quality readings impacted in some locations ..particularly the East Side and Siskiyou County. Isolated thunderstorms are possible in Southern Lake County … Continue reading »

More Storms Likely Sunday & Monday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION With the existing wildfires, air quality is now being impacted. Through Saturday afternoon Klamath Falls was reading unhealthy, Crater Lake unhealthy for sensitive groups, and Medford and Lakeview moderate. Smoke and haze can be seen across most of the webcams, and just across much of our region in general. In fact, the … Continue reading »

Another Widespread T-Storm Event Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday brought a widespread round of storms to much of our forecast area. There were just over 500 lightning strikes reported in Jackson County alone, and nearly 2500 region-wide. Round 3, expected today, is going to be very similar to Wednesday. Again, storms are going to be moving north, northeast through Jackson … Continue reading »

Second Round of Storms Later Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Our first round of storms on Tuesday led to a pretty active afternoon. Lightning was striking over Southern Jackson County, along and east of the Cascades, and over Siskiyou County. Storms over the Rogue Valley traveled in from Northern California and a similar set up is likely today. In fact, today could … Continue reading »

First Round of Storms Expected Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A very active weather pattern will settle into the West today. Showers and thunderstorms will develop every afternoon through early next week …at least the way things are looking now. A ridge of high pressure positioned over the Desert Southwest, plus an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Alaska, will … Continue reading »

Thunder & Lightning Much of the Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A very active week is now underway, beginning with scorching hot temperatures Monday afternoon. Triple digits are expected over West Side Valleys and Northern California today. Morning clouds and fog at the coast will gradually clear into midday. Isolated thunderstorms are possible into this evening east of the Cascades and over Siskiyou … Continue reading »

Hot for the Weekend, Storms Next Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will begin building into the West these next few days, pushing the storm track well to our north. A warming trend will be ongoing into next week. For today and throughout the weekend, quiet weather and dry conditions will persist. Into early next week, the heat will again be brutal … Continue reading »

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