Quiet & Mild Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures are getting off to a chilly start this morning, despite some high clouds that stuck around overnight. There will be more sunshine today, allowing highs to climb well into the 50’s ..even the 60’s in some spots this afternoon. Skies will start off partly sunny and clouds will gradually burn off … Continue reading »

Quiet Again This Week & Mild

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A ridge of high pressure will continue to sit over the West this week. This is going to keep the weather dry, inactive and mild. Temperatures will be significantly warmer than last week and also above average. Afternoon highs will climb into the low to mid 50’s for West Side Valleys. For … Continue reading »

Frost Results in Accidents on Foothill

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cold overnight temperatures are causing ice and slick spots on roads. These conditions have proved to be a challenge for many drivers. In the 4300 block of Foothill Road in Medford, Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to three different accidents on Friday morning. Where the street curves between Dry Creek and Vilas … Continue reading »

Quiet & Beautiful to Start the New Year

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure and offshore winds continue to bring beautiful weather to the area. It will again turn out to be gorgeous this afternoon, with chilly temperatures in the morning. Areas of frost are likely along the coast, mostly in Coos County where temperatures are coolest. This afternoon highs will climb into the … Continue reading »

Bitter Cold Again for New Year’s Eve

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another round of cold temperatures is now underway across the area. Morning lows bottomed out in the single digits east of the Cascades, the teens and low 20’s here in the Valley. Fortunately, there will be a good amount of sunshine again today to help remove the chill in the air. Highs … Continue reading »

Cold Snap Now Underway Across the Region

  WEATHER DISCUSSION An arctic air mass has moved in behind the front that came through the region yesterday. Rain mixed with some sleet was falling across the Valley Monday afternoon. The wet roads combined with very cold temperatures will make roads quite slick this morning. Temperatures are downright cold — in the teens in … Continue reading »

Rain & Snow Showers, Then Bitter Cold

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A weak storm system will travel down the I-5 corridor today, bringing showers and cold air into Southern Oregon. It’s already chilly ahead of this storm system, also indicated by our low snow levels that are starting off around 2,000.’ Temperatures won’t warm much today — the 50’s along the coast, low … Continue reading »

Mt. Ashland Re-opens After Holiday Snow

MT. ASHLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of people hit the slopes on Friday as the Sonnet and Windsor Lifts were both up and running on Mt. Ashland. This season is already shaping up to be much different than last year. In the 2013-2014 season, the slopes did not open at all. This year, the ski park … Continue reading »

Ask the Met: How to Forecast Weather

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How can you tell what weather is coming when?” Kristen One of the most helpful tools in weather forecasting is satellite imagery. This tells us many different things ranging from storm track, storm history, whether the system is strengthening or weakening, etc. Just looking at satellite imagery we can pinpoint where … Continue reading »

Snow & Ice Across the Area Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Tripcheck is reporting 6″ of new snow off the road of Siskiyou Summit. Temperatures are in the upper 20’s leaving the roadway icy. Holiday travelers planning to head over the Summit will need to leave themselves extra time and drive slow. ¬†Highway 140 was also snow covered yesterday afternoon and I heard … Continue reading »

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