Summer Heat in Full Swing

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will build into the West these next couple of days, allowing our temperatures to climb. We’ll be flirting with 100 across West Side Valleys by Wednesday. Skies will stay sunny across inland locations and will start off with clouds and fog at the coast. For now, the weather will stay … Continue reading »

Offshore Winds Warm Up the Coast

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather continues to remain inactive this week. An offshore wind weather pattern will set up the next 48 hours keeping coastal communities mild through Tuesday night. Temperatures will easily climb into the 70′s and 80′s here. Unfortunately offshore winds drop the moisture content in the air across inland locations. Between low … Continue reading »

A Little Cooler & More Comfortable!

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The weather will begin quieting down beginning today. The West Coast is in between two air masses, with a trough just to our east and a ridge of high pressure just to our west. The ridge will slowly inch our way into the weekend. In the meantime, the weather will stay inactive … Continue reading »

Still Watching Out for Lightning Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Thunderstorms managed to move into West Side Valleys Monday afternoon bringing rain, strong winds and hail. Today, the moisture will shift further inland keeping the lightning threat confined to the Klamath Basin and Siskiyou County. Storms should be isolated in these locations this afternoon. By tomorrow, the weather will stay very inactive … Continue reading »

Still Watching for More Lightning

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Two nocturnal thunderstorms developed overnight in Jackson County, one of which passed straight through Medford. Both of these storms were a result of outflow boundaries, winds that storms tend to release as they are dying down. These outflow boundaries were from Sunday evening’s storms over Siskiyou County. Outflow boundaries are also what … Continue reading »

Storms Today to Include the West Side

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A cut off low in the San Francisco Bay area will be bringing thunderstorms to much of the state into this evening. As small disturbances rotate around this closed low throughout the next 48-72 hours, rounds of showers and storms will develop across Southern Oregon and Northern California. The first of these … Continue reading »

Breezy Today, Becoming Active by Sunday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another fairly quiet day is in store, however the winds could become a bit of a problem this afternoon for fire fighting efforts. Average winds will be between 10-20mph inland, with gusts stronger. Isolated thunderstorms are also expected east of the Cascades and south of the Siskiyous. The further south and east … Continue reading »

Quiet into Weekend, Active by Sunday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The upper level low that was generating thunderstorms earlier in the week will move into the Intermountain West today. This will keep our weather fairly inactive through Saturday. Only isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast through this time frame. Areas of smoke and hazy skies are likely for much of the area … Continue reading »

Mostly Quiet Today, Storms into Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION It will be a quiet day across our region and the usual afternoon storms in the Klamath Basin will come to an end. Skies will be sunny but hazy, with air quality readings impacted in some locations ..particularly the East Side and Siskiyou County. Isolated thunderstorms are possible in Southern Lake County … Continue reading »

Improved Air Quality & More Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSSION Thunder and lightning was widespread east of the Cascades Monday. This brought heavy rain to the Klamath Basin, hail and lightning strikes. Storms traveled west, southwest passing over the Oregon Gulch Fire into Northern California. Lightning made it to the Jackson/Klamath County line before fizzling out into Jackson County. As the sun set, … Continue reading »

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