Quiet Today but Still Hot

WEATHER DISCUSSION After three very active days, things will quiet down periodically. Storms today will only be east of the Cascades and very isolated. Also, from Crater Lake north and east storms will develop. Elsewhere, it will be a quiet day with mostly sunny skies but hot temperatures. We’ll again be warming into the triple … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes and a Little Rainfall

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Wednesday brought another round of afternoon storms in northern California and the Klamath Basin.  We saw frequent lightning strikes and even measurable rainfall in Klamath Falls and Alturas.  The Rogue Valley stayed mainly dry, with a few lightning strikes reported in south Jackson County near Ashland. Temperatures were also much warmer … Continue reading »

Scattered Storms Expected Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A widespread thunderstorm event is looking very likely later today for the Cascades, Basin & Northern California. Showers are developing as early as 6 this morning and the moisture can already be felt in the air. As the sun comes up and temperatures continue to warm, thunderstorms will become more likely. The … Continue reading »

Scattered T-Storms & Frequent Lightning

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The extreme heat is ongoing today but it will not be as warm as Tuesday. Still, high temperatures are climbing into the 90′s across much of the region. In addition to that, thunderstorms will be pretty widespread by this evening over Northern California and the Klamath Basin. We had widespread thunderstorms move … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Thunder

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What Causes Thunder?” Kanai Liufau, Medford Montessori In the spring, the last bit of winter air moves in above the warmer air at the surface. Because of this phenomenon, thunderstorms become more numerous. As the name suggests, thunder is a key factor in these storms. But what causes this phenomenon? Thunder is … 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 »