Ask the Meteorologist: Flooding

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How long can a flood be?” Dom, Griffin Creek Elementary Floods can last hours, to days to weeks! It all depends on what kind of flood we are talking about. There are two main elements to floods that give us a good idea as to how long they will last. The first … Continue reading »

Some Fog, More High Clouds & Mild Temps

    WEATHER DISCUSSION ¬†Temperatures are starting off chilly inland and fog is present across the West Side. This will lift through the morning, making way for a partly to mostly cloudy afternoon. Cloud cover today will be high and thin, similar to Wednesday. For this reason, some sunshine is still expected. Temperatures will be … Continue reading »

Spring-Like Weather into Weekend

    WEATHER DISCUSSION It’s been another quiet morning across the area. High clouds are sitting over much of the area …this kept temperatures a bit warmer overnight than originally thought and also prevented widespread fog in the valleys. Still, patchy fog and areas of low lying clouds are possible across the West Side early. … Continue reading »

Back to Stagnant & Repetitive Weather

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another round of high pressure will begin building over the West today. This will mean several things for our region — more dry weather, stagnant air & mild afternoons. Our mornings will start off chilly, but the sunshine will easily bring highs into the 50’s the next few days. By Thursday and … Continue reading »

Windy Today, Showers Taper Off

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will begin to quiet down this week. Showers will be ongoing through today and the wind will stick around through Monday night. Following today though, a return to dry and stagnant weather is expected. Monday will bring gusty winds to all locations and wind advisories/high wind warnings remain in place. … Continue reading »

Winds to Gust Near 50MPH in Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds have been howling through the night, gusting into the mid 50’s near Ashland around 4:30am and the mid 40’s at the Medford Airport. Rain and wind are expected to continue throughout the morning, with pockets of heavier rainfall at times. Those pockets of heavier rain have been producing the strong gusts … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Weather Observing

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “How do you make good observations?” Mrs. Einck’s Kindergarten Class, Griffin Creek Elementary There are indeed correct ways to observe the weather! There are so many different platforms meteorologists use to analyze the current conditions of the atmosphere. For example, satellite and radar, water vapor imagery, buoy reports, metar reports, station plots, … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Begin Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today marks the beginning of what will be a rain & wind event across southern Oregon and northern California. The first of a series of storms will push through today, bringing steady rainfall to the coast, Josephine County & Western Siskiyou. The southwesterly winds will limit the steady rain in Jackson County, … Continue reading »

Coming Storm Bringing Lots of Rain

MEDFORD, Ore. – The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon for parts of southwest Oregon, including coastal and eastern Curry County and Josephine County. Our meteorologists said the models show there will likely not be any snow at any elevation across the state. Pacific Power and local … Continue reading »

Long Duration Rain/Wind Event

    WEATHER DISCUSSION ¬†Wednesday will be the “calm before the storm” as our region braces for a long duration rain and wind event. A series of significant storms is expected to impact the region Thursday through Sunday. There are many watches/warnings in place today in anticipation. First, today’s forecast — mostly cloudy with increasing … Continue reading »

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