A Dry and Sunny Sunday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain, snow, hail, and wind made up the forecast for Friday. A cold pool of air moved overhead allowing for instability to strengthen. This, along with daytime heating allowed for pop-up storms to form and strengthen through the day. Hail was reported in Grants Pass and Medford, among other places. The showers dissipated over the evening … Continue reading »

Showers Back in the Forecast This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Lower pressure has moved in from the northeast allowing for afternoon temperatures to get closer to average. Overnight lows have been dropping significantly as well. Areas east of the Cascade Range made it into the teens for lows and the winds overnight kept the windchill in the single digits. Now that high pressure … Continue reading »

Low Pressure Results in Cooler Air

WEATHER DISCUSSION Amid the strong high pressure ridge overhead, a small area of low pressure is swinging south on the eastern half of our forecast region. This is allowing for some changes in the pattern. The high desert to the east of Lake County received a few showers through the last six hours. Daytime heating … Continue reading »

Weekend Storm Packing a Punch

WEATHER DISCUSSION Two big storms in three days. This was what we expected this weekend and it is exactly what we got. Friday’s storm was the most potent, but the one that started today is already packing a punch. Heavy rain and wind started in Northern California and the Southern Oregon coast in the late … Continue reading »

Rain & Wind Begin Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today marks the beginning of what will be a rain & wind event across southern Oregon and northern California. The first of a series of storms will push through today, bringing steady rainfall to the coast, Josephine County & Western Siskiyou. The southwesterly winds will limit the steady rain in Jackson County, … Continue reading »

Morning Rain Followed by a Brief Break

    WEATHER DISCUSSION  It’s been another rainy morning across the region. Rain amounts since Sunday have been pretty impressive — several inches at the coast, up to an inch plus across the valleys & upwards of half an inch near Klamath Falls. A stationary front has stalled out over the state this morning and … 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 »

Active Weather Brings a Change

WEATHER DISCUSSION After three grueling weeks of high pressure patterns, we now turn to a more active approach. Starting late last night and early this morning, the first line of showers with a low pressure system moved onshore. This brought rain and a wintry mix to the region. The initial line made it as far … Continue reading »

Bitter Cold Again for New Year’s Eve

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another round of cold temperatures is now underway across the area. Morning lows bottomed out in the single digits east of the Cascades, the teens and low 20’s here in the Valley. Fortunately, there will be a good amount of sunshine again today to help remove the chill in the air. Highs … 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 »

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