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 »

More T-Storms on the Way Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The burning wildfires are now impacting our air quality levels ..reading moderate to unhealthy across much of the area. The smoke has also kept our temperatures slightly cooler, by about 5-10 degrees. Clouds are streaming in from our south and west, increasing the moisture content in our air. Higher humidities will help … Continue reading »

More Storms Likely Sunday & Monday

  WEATHER DISCUSSION With the existing wildfires, air quality is now being impacted. Through Saturday afternoon Klamath Falls was reading unhealthy, Crater Lake unhealthy for sensitive groups, and Medford and Lakeview moderate. Smoke and haze can be seen across most of the webcams, and just across much of our region in general. In fact, the … Continue reading »

Quiet Today but Still Hot

WEATHER DISCUSSION After three very active days, things will quiet down periodically. Storms today will only be east of the Cascades and very isolated. Also, from Crater Lake north and east storms will develop. Elsewhere, it will be a quiet day with mostly sunny skies but hot temperatures. We’ll again be warming into the triple … Continue reading »

Another Widespread T-Storm Event Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Wednesday brought a widespread round of storms to much of our forecast area. There were just over 500 lightning strikes reported in Jackson County alone, and nearly 2500 region-wide. Round 3, expected today, is going to be very similar to Wednesday. Again, storms are going to be moving north, northeast through Jackson … Continue reading »

Second Round of Storms Later Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Our first round of storms on Tuesday led to a pretty active afternoon. Lightning was striking over Southern Jackson County, along and east of the Cascades, and over Siskiyou County. Storms over the Rogue Valley traveled in from Northern California and a similar set up is likely today. In fact, today could … Continue reading »

First Round of Storms Expected Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A very active weather pattern will settle into the West today. Showers and thunderstorms will develop every afternoon through early next week …at least the way things are looking now. A ridge of high pressure positioned over the Desert Southwest, plus an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Alaska, will … Continue reading »

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