A Calm Before the Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday began with steady rain falling through southern Oregon, all in association with a warm front very slowly drifting northward.  That front will get a good push from a ridge of high pressure that will briefly build in Wednesday, meaning a break from the rainfall until the next storm moves through late Wednesday … Continue reading »

Breezy With More Showers For Tuesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION The start of the work week (and Groundhog Day) began with a few cracks of thunder just after midnight.  For about the past 24 hours, rain has been falling off and on in association with a stationary front that is parked over our region.  It won’t budge much tomorrow, keeping rain and showers … Continue reading »

Foggy & Mostly Cloudy For Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday morning brought another round of dense fog through the valleys, but by around lunchtime, the fog lifted in most locations.  That didn’t mean that temperatures warmed up, however.  Afternoon highs were still below average for many places in west side valleys due to the high clouds that moved in by the afternoon. … Continue reading »

Valley Fog & Mostly Sunny Skies Continue

WEATHER DISCUSSION The fog Tuesday played a large role in determining temperatures for locations mainly in southern Oregon.  Without the fog present, temperatures reached or surpassed seasonal averages.  However, in Medford, the temperature topped out at 38 degrees, which is well below average for this time of year.  We will see that fog thicken once … Continue reading »

Foggy Mornings & A Mainly Quiet Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Behind the series of fronts that moved through last weekend, our pattern is reverting back to it’s stagnant ways.  With high pressure strengthening by Tuesday, fog will be likely during the morning hours in our valleys.  With strong temperature inversions, it is possible the fog may not lift until the afternoon.  For the … Continue reading »

Rain, But Little Snow For The Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday night’s cold front brought a decent amount of rainfall to the area.  We saw over two inches in some locations along the coast, between half an inch up to an inch for west side valleys, and around a quarter of an inch or less east of the Cascades.  For the high terrain, … Continue reading »

Another Round of Rain Thursday PM

WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak area of low pressure has been approaching the coast Wednesday, bringing about a quarter of an inch of rain to places like Brookings and Crescent City.  Northern California also saw a bit of measurable rain, but elsewhere, there wasn’t much in the bucket. Along with the rain came a bit of … Continue reading »

Mainly Rain for the Showers Coming Up

WEATHER DISCUSSION A deep upper level low is slowly making its way northwest off the Northern Californian coast. As it does, the moisture that it’s pulling from the Pacific is creating quite a hazard for California. Even though the entire state is drought-stricken, the rainfall there is coming down too fast. When this happens, rain … Continue reading »

Showers Returning By Tuesday Evening

WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front brought light showers to the area early Monday, but as it stalled out to our north, it brought steady rainfall to places like North Bend.  Throughout the day on Monday, we saw mainly mostly cloudy skies, which will be the case to start the day on Tuesday. However, an area … Continue reading »

Light Overnight and Morning Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION The cold front that moved south Saturday morning made its way down to Middle California by the end of Saturday and then stalled. It was waiting for the winds to shift back out of the south and move a new air mass right back in to our area. A warm front is now … Continue reading »

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