Record Temperatures in Jeopardy

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a week we’ve had, weather wise, this week with the hot temperatures to start. Then, we received a weak cold front that lowered temperatures a bit, and brought in afternoon thunderstorms and dry lightning. Some of that dry lightning caused wildfires in Northern California and east of the Cascades. We closed out … 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 »

Flirting With Records

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although Medford didn’t set a record today, many locations in southern Oregon and northern California did see record setting heat.  It is important to remember that the “records” we saw today are considered unofficial until they confirmed by the National Weather Service.  Triple digit highs were not uncommon in the Rogue Valley or northern California, with … Continue reading »

Even Hotter For Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures Monday were much warmer than the highs from the weekend.  Medford saw a high very near the century mark, but some locations in northern California made it into the triple digits.  This heat wave continues for a large part of the week ahead, but we won’t be quite as hot by the … Continue reading »

Scorching Heat Expected This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Summer weather is back and a high pressure ridge is building in. This is evident in the clear skies and warm temperatures that we had on Sunday. Temperatures were anywhere from 5-15 degrees warmer today than just 24 hours ago. The warm spot was at Brookings where a weak Chetco set up is … Continue reading »

Summer Weather is Back

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the rainfall and cloud coverage over the last few days, a high pressure pattern is moving back in. This will clear out the clouds and move in warmer air from the south. Right now, our upper level winds are in a zonal (west-to-east) flow bringing in a little bit of moisture. In … Continue reading »

Spring-Like System Bringing Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION A very unique spring-like system will drop rain in all locations in our region today. Normally, this time of the year we see light and isolated pop-up showers at best. Today, a low pressure system will bring in plenty of moisture that will fall as rain and drop measurable amounts in all locations. … Continue reading »

Active Weather Pattern This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a beautiful weekend and a perfect start to summer, active weather will once again return to the region. A broad area of low pressure sitting off the Alaskan Coast is streaming a plume of moisture west towards the States. Clouds will begin moving in tomorrow ahead of a cold front that is … Continue reading »

A Warm End to the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION June 21st – The Official First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice) A weak ridge of high pressure has moved its way onshore and is clearing us out for the next day or so. High temperatures today were already above average. Clear skies and a windy afternoon was what we got for Saturday. Sunday … Continue reading »

Late Season Frost in the Basin

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a brutal few weeks with temperatures nearing records, we have centered ourselves in a weather pattern that is promoting cooler, yet comfortable afternoon temperatures. A series of cold front moved through at the beginning of the weekend and brought with it a cool air mass that dropped our afternoon temperatures by 5-20 … Continue reading »

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