Heavy Rain Will Lead to Slick Pavement

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A cold front has begun pushing inland today. Roughly 3″ of rain has fallen since late last night along the coast. Rain will move through the West Side this morning, falling heavy at times. Because this is the first significant rainfall of the season, roadways will be slick from accumulated oil throughout … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Bring Mudslide Threat

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today is the first full day of fall and the weather will shortly be feeling like it. A big cool down will arrive tomorrow bringing rain and wind to our area. The winds will starting ramping up today. Fire weather warnings are in effect for the Shasta Valley and Klamath Basin where … Continue reading »

Fall-Like Weather Just on the Horizon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A big change in the stubborn and dry weather pattern we’ve been locked into all summer will arrive this week. Skies will stay partly sunny today and high temperatures about 5-7 degrees cooler than the weekend. Isolated thunderstorms will fire up in Central Oregon this afternoon and we’ll be watching out for … Continue reading »

Founder’s Day Fire Affected by Weather

Crater Lake, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park experienced a strong warming and drying weather trend between September 11th and September 16th.  During this period the Founders Day Fire grew steadily from 15 acres to 188 acres. On September 17th the passage of a cold front and associated low pressure trough brought moderating conditions to the fire … Continue reading »

Summer-Like Before the Start of Fall

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The cooler weather from Thursday didn’t last long. High pressure will slide in today, as a “rex block” sits over the West. This pattern in the jet stream brings offshore winds to the coast, enhancing the Chetco Effect and warming up all coastal communities. Inland, this means hot and dry weather returns. … Continue reading »

Weather Helps Coos District Fire Levels

BROOKINGS, Ore. — Weather changes have brought cooler conditions to the Coos Forest Protective Association.  The reduced fire danger levels are allowing fire mangers to lower fire levels within the district.  Lands protected by CFPA within Regulated Use Areas CS-1, CS-2, CS-4, CS-5, SK-1 and SK-2 will lower to a Level II (2).  Changes are … Continue reading »

Rainfall Lowers Douglas Co. Fire Levels

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A change in the weather pattern has brought cooler and wet conditions to the region. This is allowing fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association to lower fire restrictions for industrial forest operators. Effective Thursday, September 18th at 9:00 a.m., the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will be reduced to level 2 across … Continue reading »

Fall-Like Weather Just for Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Fall-like weather is here today and boy does it feel nice. Temperatures are going to be closer to seasonal norms, starting off mild due to the cloud cover but not warming much this afternoon. We’ll top out in the 70′s and 80′s across most inland locations. The rain has allowed air quality … Continue reading »

Gusty Winds Raise Fire Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION After the heartbreaking news of the Boles Fire in Weed, California Monday I unfortunately cannot say winds will be improving today. Fire crews will have a tough fight these next 48 hours as winds continue to remain gusty. Sustained winds will be between 10 and 20mph with gusts around 35mph out of … Continue reading »

Cooler Fall-Like Temperatures on the Way

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The ridge of high pressure that has been bringing the hot and dry weather to our region will begin breaking down these next few days. Winds remain out of the south today and this continues to allow smoke to move into Southern Oregon. We now have another wildfire in our region, the … Continue reading »

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