An Eventful Weekend of Weather

WEATHER DISCUSSION A very impressive low pressure system approached the coast yesterday, and with it came cooler air, rain, snow, and very strong winds. The cold front associated with it was responsible for the pattern change. Starting Friday evening, winds began picking up as the pressure gradient tightened. Wind advisories and warnings were issued for … Continue reading »

Beautiful Finish to Your Weekend

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure will remain in control of our weather Sunday. This is going to keep temperatures warm under mostly sunny skies. Increasing high clouds are likely west of the Cascades ahead of our next storm system, due to arrive late Sunday night at the coast. Temperatures are going to be very similar … Continue reading »

Showers Move in Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION After the long-awaited arrival of the rain, it is almostĀ here. Showers are beginning to fall as far south as Newport along the coast (7:00 p.m.) and will slowly trickle down as the night progresses. Models have a Brookings landfall around 11:30 p.m. but timing could be +/- an hour. As Tuesday continues we … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Bring Mudslide Threat

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today is the first full day of fall and the weather will shortly be feeling like it. A big cool down will arrive tomorrow bringing rain and wind to our area. The winds will starting ramping up today. Fire weather warnings are in effect for the Shasta Valley and Klamath Basin where … Continue reading »

Rain, Wind, and Cooler Air This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION With a long dry spell over the last few weeks and only a glimmer of showers last week, a much larger/stronger system is approaching. A large digging trough moving in from the west will usher in quite a bit of moisture with a series of cold fronts. Before I get to that, I’ll … Continue reading »

Active Weather to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After weeks of dry weather, we enter our first active weather pattern of the 2014-15 water year. I’ll break it down by the specifics by category: Smoke: Upper air surface models show that the low pressure system offshore will keep winds out of the south, southwest for the beginning of the week. Therefore, … Continue reading »

Cooler Air and Showers on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Before we start talking about the wonderful thought of showers and cooler air. I must discuss the next few days. We’ll still be getting hot afternoon temperatures as the axis of the high pressure ridge sits over us. In fact, the warmest day should be Sunday, but only by a few degrees at … Continue reading »

Warm and Dry Over the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION 70th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy “D-Day” Sunny skies and warm temperatures are continuing in the region. A dominant ridge of high pressure is parked, just off the coast and promoting cloudless skies. A thermal trough has set itself up over Northern California which is keeping the warmer temperatures overhead. The combination … Continue reading »

Increasing Rain & Wind for Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure will bring a warm front followed by a cold front through the region today. This system will bring rain showers into the morning hours and then more widespread rain into the afternoon. In addition to the rain intensifying later today, winds will become gusty as well. Snow … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain Moves into Coast Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain will continue today across much of the Pacific Northwest. A warm front is due to arrive by late morning bringing moderate to heavy rainfall into early afternoon, by about 1 o’clock, to the coastline. By late afternoon, the front will travel inland bringing moderate to heavy precipitation to the Cascades. Jackson … Continue reading »

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