Spotty Showers & T-Storms Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The area of low pressure that brought rain and snow to the region yesterday and overnight will travel south and east today. Even so, showers will still develop later today ..mainly a result of instability. For this reason, thunderstorms are also in the forecast for the Coastline. Most of these showers inland … Continue reading »

Isolated Thunderstorms Saturday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front will bring rain, snow and wind to the area through tonight that will be heavy at times. Snow levels will drop to 4,000 feet late tonight and travel will be impacted above this especially along highways 66, 140, 62 and 138 above 4,000 feet. A Winter Weather Advisory is … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Thunderstorms

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST How do thunderstorms develop? Laura C., South Medford High School There are three ingredients that go into building a thunderstorm & that are responsible for any severe weather for that matter. First and foremost, moisture must be present in the atmosphere. Typically moisture filters into the Northwest when a southwesterly wind … Continue reading »

Heaviest Rain Yet to Come

WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers will persist tonight with a chance for isolated thunderstorms; after midnight shower activity will become more light and isolated and the thunderstorm threat will diminish. Thursday will bring mainly isolated shower activity for inland areas with scattered showers at the coast and Cascades. Snow levels will drop to 3,500 feet by Thursday … Continue reading »

Another Round of Rain Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Another cold front will bring another round of rain Wednesday morning with the heaviest rain falling along the coast and coastal mountains, the Mt Shasta area and Cascades. Snow levels will start around 4,000 feet Wednesday then drop to 3,500′ Wednesday night and potentially down to 3,000′ at times and this could cause … Continue reading »

What Causes Thunderstorms?

What causes a thunderstorm? How does it form? Linda Clark Ashland High School Thunderstorms need three things to form: moisture, instability and lift. Instability forms from daytime heating of the earth’s surface heating the air around it causing it to rise because warm air is lighter than cool air, this is called the updraft. When … Continue reading »

Wet & Cool Weather Begins Today

Our first significant rain event is making its way inland this morning. Cloud cover is already increasing at the Coast and quickly moving east. Showers will begin shortly and become more widespread from west to east through the course of the day. Inland areas can expect rain showers this afternoon, and moderate to heavy rain … Continue reading »

Fall-Like Today with Rain Showers

A cold front moving north and east is bringing fall-like weather to the region. This morning the atmosphere became unstable enough for thunderstorm development, and nearly 400 lightning reports occurred along the Cascades and across the Klamath Basin. Many of the storms were developing along the mountains, and moving north and east into Klamath County. … Continue reading »

The Heat Persists Friday

An area of low pressure just to our east is going to continue feeding in moisture from the tropics to parts of the Klamath Basin and Siskiyou County today. Showers and thunderstorms will again develop by late afternoon with the help of the strong sun and daytime heating. High temperatures will remain well above average … Continue reading »

Isolated T-Storm Activity Today

An area of low pressure to our south has moved just enough north and west to bring wrap around moisture into parts of our viewing area. This is bringing cloud cover and light showers to parts of Lake County this morning. The strong sun and daytime heating will support isolated thunderstorm development later this afternoon … Continue reading »

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