A Pair of Storms For the Coming Days

WEATHER DISCUSSION While showers were very light and isolated today, that will not be the case as we head throughout the overnight hours of Thursday and in to Friday morning.  Another cold front will be moving through, and while it is not bringing a drastic drop in temperatures, it will keep snow levels fairly low … Continue reading »

Round 2 of Strong Winds & Heavy Rain

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A secondary area of low pressure developed offshore overnight. This system strengthened rapidly bringing very strong winds region-wide. Reports of trees down and other wind damage has been coming in all morning, as well as widespread power outages. Gusts this morning will be near 75 mph along the coast, in the Shasta … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Wind

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Where does wind come from?” Chase, Griffin Creek Elementary Winds are caused by differences in atmospheric pressure.  Areas of high and low pressure form when we have a lot of either warm or cold air in place.  Cold air is related to more stable, sinking air, and therefore is also related to … Continue reading »

Pacific Power Ready for West Coast Storm

MEDFORD, Ore. — Pacific Power is also getting ready for the severe weather. As a severe storm moved in on Wednesday, Pacific Power stocked up on materials needed to make potential repairs and workers were ready to respond to any incidents. Contractors were also on standby to respond to fallen power lines. The region worked together to … Continue reading »

Severe Weather Affects Travelers

MEDFORD, Ore. — A storm moved into the southern portions of the West Coast on Wednesday. Southern Oregon and Northern California saw strong winds and rains on Wednesday night. The Oregon Department of Transportation said heavy rains are always a concern for drivers. ODOT recommends drivers slow down, leave plenty of following room, make sure wipers are working, and watch … Continue reading »

Strong Storm to Bring Rain, Wind & Snow

MEDFORD, Ore. — A strong storm will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the region Wednesday through Thursday. Wind gusts could reach hurricane force along the Coast Range Mountains, while gusts near 50mph are anticipated across the Valley. The strongest winds will be this afternoon and evening through early Thursday. High wind warnings and … Continue reading »

Strong Winds to Impact Entire Region

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front will lift north and east today through the Northwest. This will bring rain to the coastline and rain showers to inland locations. Skies will start off cloudy, and temperatures mild as a result. Shower activity will move inland by lunchtime/early afternoon. Light to moderate rain is possible from passing … 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 »

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 »

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