Temperatures Cooling Through the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Over the past weekend, temperatures have felt more like summer than fall.  Finally, however, afternoon highs will start to drop towards the middle of the week to more seasonable values.  This cool down cannot be attributed to a cold front, however.  The drop in temperatures will be caused by the weakening of the … Continue reading »

More Sunny Autumn Days Ahead

WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather pattern over the past couple of days has been stuck in a rut…or stuck in a ridge, to be more exact.  High pressure is holding strong for the time being, but even after the ridge over our region begins to weaken, there won’t be a huge change in the type of … Continue reading »

Warming On Up Through the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Yes, it will be warming on up through the weekend… (put that to the tune of The Jeffersons theme song).  By the afternoon, it certainly feels nice enough to sing a song, and the summer-like temperatures hang on for the next several days.  After the ridge starts to weaken by the start of next … Continue reading »

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 »

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