Summer Heat Wave Thru Saturday

High pressure will push inland tonight and the hot, sunny and dry weather will continue through Saturday with highs remaining 10 to 15 degrees above normal. While highs will not be quite as hot as they were today, the difference will be hard to notice.  A low pressure system in the Southwest will push north … Continue reading »

Scattered Showers & Iso. T-Storms

An upper level disturbance is moving inland today, bringing a pool of cold air to the higher levels of our atmosphere. This is going to make conditions slightly unstable, and allow for the development of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across the viewing area. Most of the thunderstorm activity should be over Southern Oregon, excluding … Continue reading »

Quiet Weather for Inland Areas This Week

Temperatures remain cool over the region, about five to seven degrees below average to be exact, for late August. Gradual warming will be the trend over the next two days. Quiet weather is in place for inland areas, but along the coastline several disturbances will be brushing by bringing a chance for light showers. A … Continue reading »

Scattered Showers & T-Storms

A longwave trough to our west is going to bring several disturbances our way the next several days. After Sunday, the only impacts will be along coastal sections. For now, cloud cover and shower/thundershower activity will be the primary concern through Sunday evening. Lightning strikes are occurring across Siskiyou County and Northern Klamath & Lake. … Continue reading »

Cooler & Calmer Weather

The cut-off low that brought us thunderstorms yesterday has pushed north out of the area and today will be a much calmer weather day with unseasonably cool temperatures. Over the weekend a cold front will push through and a trough will settle over the Pacific Northwest, this will act to keep temperatures 5 to 10 … Continue reading »

How do Thunderstorms Form?

“How is thunder and lightning produced in cumulonimbus clouds?” Because I love thunderstorms and want to be a storm chaser someday!!” Natalie Crandall New Hope Christian 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 … Continue reading »

Peak Thunderstorm Activity Today

There are three things needed for thunderstorms and those are instability, moisture and lift. Today all those ingredients will be present in abundance across our viewing area and thus an active thunderstorm day is ahead. Thunderstorms already firing this morning with peak activity between 3:00 and 8:00 this evening. Thunderstorms will be most numerous along … Continue reading »

Scattered Thunderstorms Wednesday

Two disturbances to our south will be influencing the weather through Thursday. A cut off low just off the coast of California, and a high pressure system over the Four Corners, will feed moisture up from the South and allow for the development of thunderstorms across much of the viewing area. Cloud cover and spotty … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Activity Increases

A cut-off low rotating off the San Fransisco Bay is going to be the main weather maker this week and will begin moving north over the next few days bringing more thunderstorm activity to the region. Thunderstorms today will mainly be isolated to northern California and Klamath and Lake counties, mainly the southeast reaches of … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms Through Thursday

Two weather disturbances together are going to bring increasing moisture to the region through Thursday. In addition, the atmosphere will gradually increase in instability, meaning by Wednesday, conditions will be favorable for widespread thunderstorm development. A Red Flag Warning (for dry lightning) remains in effect for Northern California and a Fire Weather Watch for the … Continue reading »

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