Summer Is Hanging On Tight

WEATHER DISCUSSION High temperatures Wednesday were several degrees warmer than Tuesday, and the warm up persists through the weekend.  On Friday, highs will be in the upper 90′s – that’s over ten degrees warmer than average for most locations.  By the middle of next week, a cold front passes to bring highs closer to what is … Continue reading »

Sunny and Warm Through the Work Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION This weekend’s cold front dropped temperatures down to the 80′s, but highs on Labor Day were much warmer.  Lots of sunshine sent temperatures into the lower 90′s in the Rogue Valley, and even along the coast in Brookings, highs were in the upper 80′s.  Warmer temperatures on the coast were due to the … Continue reading »

The Heat Peaks Mid-Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Highs Monday were a few degrees above average, for the most part, but over the next few days, temperatures will be approaching triple digits.  An area of low pressure brought a few showers to extreme southeastern Modoc County earlier on Monday, but as that low continues to exit the area, high pressure builds … Continue reading »

Few Showers For the Early Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A frontal boundary pushing showers onshore this morning will continue to drop rain in our region for today. Upper level winds are moving very quickly out of the west so any showers that do develop will be short lived as they will move across large distances in a short amount of time. After … Continue reading »

A Few Showers For Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION We saw scattered light rain showers once again today, but nothing like the steady rain from Wednesday and Wednesday night.  It makes sense that rainfall amounts from today were less than yesterday, but many locations did record measurable rain. Coastal locations saw the highest amounts, but portions of the Klamath Basin saw as much … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: The Chetco Effect

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST What is the Chetco Effect, and Why Does it Only Happen in Brookings? If you are a native to Southern Oregon or Northern California, you have probably heard of the Chetco Effect. It is a naturally occurring weather phenomenon that is exclusive to the Brookings Harbor area. It is when warm air … Continue reading »

Active Weather on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION It was a summer-like day, with temperatures above average, gusty winds, and abundant sunshine.  However, over the next couple of days, the pattern will be changing as a system off-shore drifts near the region.   By Wednesday, the Chetco Effect will be ending for Brookings.  High pressure will weaken as the approaching low and cold front bring a few … Continue reading »

Active Weather…But Not What You Think!

WEATHER DISCUSSION Earlier in the week I were talking about entering an inactive weather pattern. Well, depending on how you look at it, we currently have active weather. We’re not getting the rain, hail, snow, and thunderstorms. Instead, we are getting other active scenarios. Temperatures: High pressure has entered the region allowing for the suppression … Continue reading »

Dry and Very Warm This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the rain and snow that fell in the region Friday and Saturday, high pressure is building in. This will promote a very different weather pattern for the entire week. A very strong ridge is moving in from offshore which will keep low level clouds from forming and will promote very warm temperatures. … Continue reading »

The Hottest Day of the Week to Come

Temperatures Monday afternoon were in the mid 90′s in the Valley and also Siskiyou County. Most of the viewing area had temperatures 5-10 degrees above average values for July. Tuesday the highs are going to warm even more so, as high pressure over the Southwest expands further north. Happy Camp will continue to see triple … Continue reading »

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