A Calm Before the Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday began with steady rain falling through southern Oregon, all in association with a warm front very slowly drifting northward.  That front will get a good push from a ridge of high pressure that will briefly build in Wednesday, meaning a break from the rainfall until the next storm moves through late Wednesday … Continue reading »

Another Strong Push of Rain Overnight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our much needed active pattern continues. Two small low pressure systems promised rain through our region for this weekend. So far, they have not disappointed. Rainfall totals over the last 24 hours have amounted to over 2 inches at some coastal locations. Rainfall amounts of 1/4″ to over an inch an a half … Continue reading »

Rain and Wind Dominate the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION A strong ridge of high pressure is sitting off to our southwest and it is positioned just right to allow a large atmospheric river of moisture to pound the region with rainfall. Snow levels have risen above 8,000′ and will continue to hover that high through the end of this event. Therefore, snow … Continue reading »

A Wet Start to the Weekend on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION We saw a few leftover showers to close out the week, all behind a cold front that moved through earlier in the day Friday.  However, a different air mass will be moving in for Saturday, bringing instead, warm air to the region.  In addition, we will see gusty winds and heavy rain along … Continue reading »

Strong System On Tap for the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION An active weather pattern sits over the region after the high pressure ridge that set in the last few days. An upper level low spinning in the Gulf of Alaska is sending a cold front boundary into our region and the initial line of showers and thunderstorms happened overnight into this morning. That … Continue reading »

Light Overnight Showers

WEATHER DISCUSSION Number two of a series of cold fronts is beginning to make its way into our forecast area. Two lines of showers a visible on the radar. One over mountains from Douglas to Modoc County, and a stronger line along the coast. This is a relatively weak front and is expected to break … Continue reading »

Next System Arriving Friday PM

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday morning began with dense fog all along the I-5 corridor.  At times, visibility was less than a quarter of a mile in the Rogue Valley.  Finally by the afternoon, the fog began to lift and we saw a peek of blue sky .  Along the coast, showers continued off and on, but … Continue reading »

Breezy Ahead of Thursday’s Cold Front

WEATHER DISCUSSION This week’s second cold front is just offshore Wednesday evening.  Ahead of the front on Thursday, winds will be gusty, especially along the coast and in the Klamath Basin.  This system will bring a few showers, but not much in terms of measurable rainfall. With the winds that are expected Thursday, a wind … Continue reading »

A Wet, Windy Wednesday For Some

WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers have slowly been creeping towards the coast this evening, and Brookings has seen some light showers already.  This is a sign that the next cold front is making its way towards southern Oregon and northern California, bringing steady ready to the area by Wednesday afteroon and evening.  However, the rain chances don’t … Continue reading »

Cooler Temperatures With an Active Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunday afternoon’s weather proved to be what many would consider near perfect.  We saw just a few clouds with a light breeze and highs in the upper 70’s.  Unfortunately, it will be the last such day this week.  A cold front is making its way towards the coast Sunday evening, bringing showers Sunday night and clouds to inland … Continue reading »

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