Cooler Air Moving In

WEATHER DISCUSSION A change in the weather pattern is in swing. We will see a slight break from the scorching heat for a few days. This will also come with afternoon thunderstorms. Today, afternoon highs were only a few degrees below what they were yesterday. We still sit well above average, but every afternoon we … Continue reading »

Fire Danger: “Extreme”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Fire danger was moved to “Extreme” or Red for Jackson and Josephine Counties. Consecutive days in the triple digits has dried us out significantly and with the afternoon winds and thunderstorm activity continuing, threat for wildfire and rapid spreading is at an all-time high. High pressure over the region is keeping a lid on the … Continue reading »

Dropping Temperatures By Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION While portions of northern California remain under a heat advisory until Thursday evening, a cool down is on the horizon.  Initially, temperatures looked to be dropping by only a few degrees, but more recent model runs are indicating afternoon highs ten to fifteen degrees cooler by Sunday. It’s due to a trough moving through … Continue reading »

Another Scorcher Today with Storms

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The heat is the big story again today. Triple digit temperatures are expected by the afternoons and heat advisories remain in place for the West Side and Northern California. The advisory over Southern Oregon will expire at 10pm tonight but for Siskiyou County it will expire at 10pm tomorrow night. Skies will … Continue reading »

Low Moves Out, High Moves In

WEATHER DISCUSSION An upper level center of low pressure has been sitting off the coast for a few days now, and this is the main culprit for the humid and hot afternoons we’ve been having. The low is now on it’s way out of our region slowly tracking north and east. Models have the low pushing into … Continue reading »

Weather Wise: Back to “Normal”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a different show in the weather today as compared to yesterday. Yesterday, a lot of moisture in the atmosphere brought in a large stratus deck that covered most of the forecast area, and thus kept our temperatures a bit cooler. Now, we still had some thunderstorm development in the region, but we … Continue reading »

Measurable Rainfall, But Not Much

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thunderstorms and rain showers moved through Friday morning and brought lightning to not only  northern California and the basin, but also The Rogue Valley and coast.  We did see measurable rainfall, but amounts were very small – only .01 of an inch was seen at the airport in Medford, and amounts elsewhere weren’t … Continue reading »

Scattered Showers & T-Storms for Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A fire weather warning is in place through 6pm tonight for much of the region. The only exception is the immediate coastline. This warning does include West Side Valleys and has been issued to account for the lightning anticipated for Friday. Monsoonal moisture over much of the West continues to filter in … Continue reading »

Rain Chances Rise For Friday

WEATHER FORECAST Although thunderstorms spotted the landscape Thursday afternoon, they were less numerous and less intense than those from Wednesday.  Northern California saw very little activity, and the Klamath Basin saw far less than yesterday.  Although one or two severe thunderstorm warnings were issued, no storm reports were submitted. This will change for Friday.  A … Continue reading »

Strong Storms Yesterday, More Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION A strong round of storms pushed through Siskiyou County and the Klamath Basin Wednesday afternoon and evening. Storm reports included heavy rain, ponding in roads, small hail and strong winds. Between 0.30″-1″ of measurable rain was recorded from some of these cells. The showers and storms died down quickly as the sun went … Continue reading »

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