Near 100 Today, Cooler for the Holiday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to be our dominant weather feature. This is keeping the storm track to our north and allowing warmer air to filter into the Northwest. Highs will be flirting with 100 across the West Side this afternoon and 90 in the Basin. Winds will be shifting throughout the day today. … Continue reading »

A Few More Days of Lightning and Heat

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday has proved to be a very active day, as predicted.  The area saw over one hundred lightning strikes Tuesday afternoon and evening.  Not only that, but trees were downed in Ashland, and further northeast, hail half an inch in diameter fell near Chemult, blanketing the ground.  Ashland did see some measurable rainfall … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Threat Continues

WEATHER DISCUSSION Monday makes the tenth triple digit day so far in 2014, and all of those days have been in July.  In fact, it was the hottest day of the year so far.  The official high in Medford was 106, and as hot as that seems, that’s still two degrees shy of the record 108 set … Continue reading »

Hot Again By Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday proved to be beautiful, with plenty of blue skies and spring-like temperatures.  It was a rare gem in our typical summer pattern.  That summer heat returns by the end of the weekend and sticks around for the majority of next week.  The coolest days that we will see for a while are … Continue reading »

Fire Danger Upped To Extreme

WEATHER DISCUSSION It’s not new news that this July has been a particularly hot one.  In fact, half of the days so far this month have breached the one hundred degree mark.  Temperatures were hot again this afternoon, but just below 100 in Medford.  Locations elsewhere, like Montague, did see highs in the triple digits. Today was actually … Continue reading »

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

WEATHER DISCUSSION This now marks the seventh day this year that temperatures have climbed above 100 in Medford, but there is an end in sight for the heat.  We will have one or two more days at or near the century mark,  then temperatures drop closer to our seasonal averages.  Unfortunately, our seasonal averages are … Continue reading »

Heat Advisories in Place Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The heat will be peaking these next few days. High temperatures are expected to stay in the triple digits through tomorrow. For that reason, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for West Side Valleys and for the Shasta Valley. Both will go into effect at noon today but expire … Continue reading »

Consecutive Triple Digit Days This Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The extreme heat is ongoing today. Highs are expected to climb well into the 90′s and exceed 100 in some locations. Aside from a heat, quiet weather will remain in place through the day. The marine layer is bringing low lying clouds to the coast and the Umpqua Basin. Much of Douglas … 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 »

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