Beginning a Less Active Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday evening’s thunderstorms popped up in parts of northern California and east of the Cascades. They were more isolated in nature and did not produce as much lightning as Monday’s storms in Josephine and Jackson Counties.  As the storms exit the region, a more quiet pattern takes over, but not before bringing some cloud cover … Continue reading »

Still Watching Out for Lightning Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Thunderstorms managed to move into West Side Valleys Monday afternoon bringing rain, strong winds and hail. Today, the moisture will shift further inland keeping the lightning threat confined to the Klamath Basin and Siskiyou County. Storms should be isolated in these locations this afternoon. By tomorrow, the weather will stay very inactive … Continue reading »

Isolated Storms Still Possible Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure, located to just to our south, created another round of storms Monday afternoon.  Early on, most of the activity was contained to northern California as storms tracked towards the west northwest through Siskiyou County.  We also saw a few isolated thunderstorms east of the Cascades.  However, as the evening progressed, … Continue reading »

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 »

First Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION A closed upper level low is sitting off the coast of Northern California and bringing in a southerly flow. This is increasing the moisture and instability in our region to the point that daytime heating is allowing for these storms to develop across the thunderstorm hotspots. Starting around 2 p.m. lighting was detected … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Again

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small area of low pressure has formed off the coast of Northern California, and with the counter-clockwise flow, it is making the upper level winds shift to a southern flow. This is the culprit for the smoke in the Rogue Valley and the Southern Klamath Basin. All location in the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

Staying Cooler For One More Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION The low pressure system that drifted onshore Wednesday brought us another round of showers and thunderstorms.  Fortunately, there were mainly just embedded rumbles of thunder within the steady light rain.  Early morning rainfall brought nearly half an inch of the wet stuff to Medford, one of the higher totals in the region.  That’s … Continue reading »

Change Brings More Rain With Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now in our fourth day of an active weather pattern,  we are seeing a little bit of a change. Sunday through Tuesday brought strong scattered thunderstorm activity. With these storms, that stretched across the entire region, we had a plethora of threats that accompanied them. Between Sunday and Wednesday morning, we had thousands … Continue reading »

A Stormy Tuesday and a Cooler Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our typical summertime thunderstorm events usually only produce a few isolated cells through late afternoon, but the past few days this has not been the case.  Monday featured widespread thunderstorm activity, accompanied by heavy rain and hundreds of lightning strikes.  Tuesday’s storms occurred in waves, one which moved north along and east of the Cascades … Continue reading »

Another Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will be the third day in a row that we see thunderstorms in our forecast area. Once again, storms are expected to reach from the Coastal Range all the way to the Eastern Klamath Basin. Monday was a busy day with the storms. over 80 lightning strikes were recorded in Jackson County … Continue reading »

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