One More Storm Before the Clearing

WEATHER DISCUSSION The strong weather system that came in on Friday brought with it a series of hazards all across the region. Heavy rain falling in short periods increased the flooding potential in streams, rivers, lakes, and urban areas. Winds also played a factor in bringing down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages were … Continue reading »

Nice and Mild for MLK Day

WEATHER DISCUSSION Showers have all but come to an end over the region, as high pressure slowly starts to creep in. The strong cold front, which brought strong winds and thunderstorms, has cleared the region and we will see calming conditions from here on out through the week. Lights showers are all that’s leftover 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 »

Back to an Inactive Pattern

WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front moved through this morning dropping light rain in the area. So light, in fact, that the only places that picked up measurable precipitation was the coast and the Cascades. Snow levels were near 4,500′ this morning, and snow fell in mountain passes above this level. The showers started coming to … 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 »

Mainly Rain for the Showers Coming Up

WEATHER DISCUSSION A deep upper level low is slowly making its way northwest off the Northern Californian coast. As it does, the moisture that it’s pulling from the Pacific is creating quite a hazard for California. Even though the entire state is drought-stricken, the rainfall there is coming down too fast. When this happens, rain … Continue reading »

Winds Bring Down Trees in Tigard

TIGARD, Ore. — Dozens of people in Tigard had to take a detour to work yesterday, after a massive tree came crashing down. Neighbors say the giant oak was pushed down by the winds. They also say on the way down, it took out power lines in the area and crushed a handful of cars. … Continue reading »

Winds Fuel Wildfire Near Cannon Beach

CANNON BEACH, Ore. — Even with the colder weather, wildfires are still starting in Oregon. 70 mile per hour winds fueled the flames of a wildfire burning near Cannon Beach. Investigators say it is unclear what caused the fire, but hope to have it mopped up soon. Portland resources reported crews from Tillamook and forest … Continue reading »

Rain Early, Becoming Dry This Afternoon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front is lifting north this morning. This is bringing light to moderate rain to much of Southern Oregon. It will continue traveling up the I-5 corridor throughout Friday, bringing clearing skies and drier conditions by the afternoon. Because this is a warm front, snow levels will remain high and all … Continue reading »

Rain Slowly Pushing into Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain will be slow to move into West Side Valleys today. At the coast it will be a different story, with rain falling through much of Tuesday. It will be heavy at times and up to 2″ or more is likely in Curry and Coos County. Isolated thunderstorms are possible here as … Continue reading »

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