Thunder & Lightning Much of the Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A very active week is now underway, beginning with scorching hot temperatures Monday afternoon. Triple digits are expected over West Side Valleys and Northern California today. Morning clouds and fog at the coast will gradually clear into midday. Isolated thunderstorms are possible into this evening east of the Cascades and over Siskiyou … Continue reading »

Hot for the Weekend, Storms Next Week

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will begin building into the West these next few days, pushing the storm track well to our north. A warming trend will be ongoing into next week. For today and throughout the weekend, quiet weather and dry conditions will persist. Into early next week, the heat will again be brutal … Continue reading »

Quiet, Cooler & Pleasant Today!

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A quiet day is ahead as high pressure begins building into the West today. A new and cooler air mass will keep temperatures below average today — in the 70′s and 80′s. Thursday will be feeling more like spring than summer! This won’t last long though, so enjoy it for what it’s … Continue reading »

More Than 4,000 Lightning Strikes

  WEATHER DISCUSSION It was a very active Tuesday across the state of Oregon as thunderstorms developed left and right producing frequent lightning, hail and heavy rain. About 1,200 lightning strikes were reported over Jackson County alone and about 4,500 for Southern Oregon and Northern California. I’d suspect the state-wide count would be roughly double … Continue reading »

T-Storms Across the Valley Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A pretty active day is ahead for Northern California, the Rogue Valley and Cascades. Spotty showers have been developing throughout the morning across much of the region. Clouds will stick around throughout the morning, but not without some sun breaks. This will allow temperatures to warm and fuel afternoon/evening storms. A fire … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms and Fire Weather

WEATHER DISCUSSION Monday brought a few thunderstorms to the area, and the rain chances and lightning risk return for Tuesday.  Rainfall amounts so far have been low, but a bit of measurable rain is possible locally with Tuesday’s storms.  Temperatures also hover near average and dip back down to the middle 80′s by mid-week, but … Continue reading »

Cooler but with Thunder & Lightning

WEATHER DISCUSSION A much cooler air mass will be in place this week, finally giving us a break from the extreme heat. However, this new air mass will come as a double-edged sword as thunder and lightning is expected through Tuesday. Fire weather watches/warnings remain in place to account for this lightning threat. High temperatures will … Continue reading »

Nine Triple Digit Days & Counting

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Medford ended Thursday racking in another triple digit day. The high at the airport was 100, making it the 9th triple digit day so far this summer. Typically we average about 8 or 9 in a summer. With the summer only half way over, it’s likely this number goes up. Today, sunny … Continue reading »

Little Rain in the Forecast

WEATHER DISCUSSION Afternoon highs climbed back up to the triple digits today, making this now the ninth day in July that temperatures have hit 100 degrees.  Just a little bit of math…that’s over half of the days in July so far.  Fortunately, we are still expecting some relief by next week,  but the system moving … Continue reading »

Gradually Cooling into the Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain showers developed overnight over much of Siskiyou County and in the Klamath Basin. As of 8am, rain showers are still present over Northern California and in Lake County. As the day wears on these showers will begin to dissipate as they travel east. Skies will be partly sunny over Siskiyou Co. … Continue reading »

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