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 »

High Wind Warnings as Rain Nears

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will feature one final day of sunshine and warmer temperatures. Increasing high clouds are likely into this evening and breezy winds this afternoon. Gusts near 45mph are likely in the Shasta Valley and east of the Cascades. There are a number of warnings in effect the next 48 hours for the … Continue reading »

Staying Dry and Mild Over the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION Every day bring more signs that the weather pattern is changing. Cooler air, clouds increasing, winds picking up at times, etc. We still have to wait a little while before the wet pattern gets here. We start the weekend off with a weak cold front that will pass through on Saturday. This front … Continue reading »

Founder’s Day Fire Affected by Weather

Crater Lake, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park experienced a strong warming and drying weather trend between September 11th and September 16th.  During this period the Founders Day Fire grew steadily from 15 acres to 188 acres. On September 17th the passage of a cold front and associated low pressure trough brought moderating conditions to the fire … Continue reading »

Fall-Like Weather Just for Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Fall-like weather is here today and boy does it feel nice. Temperatures are going to be closer to seasonal norms, starting off mild due to the cloud cover but not warming much this afternoon. We’ll top out in the 70′s and 80′s across most inland locations. The rain has allowed air quality … Continue reading »

Winds to Gust to 50mph in Shasta Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The area of low pressure moving into our region today will be bringing strong winds as it approaches. Winds will gust near 50mph in the Shasta Valley beginning early this afternoon. East of the Cascades gusts up to 45mph are likely. Because these strong winds will raise fire weather concerns for existing … Continue reading »

Gusty Winds Raise Fire Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION After the heartbreaking news of the Boles Fire in Weed, California Monday I unfortunately cannot say winds will be improving today. Fire crews will have a tough fight these next 48 hours as winds continue to remain gusty. Sustained winds will be between 10 and 20mph with gusts around 35mph out of … Continue reading »

Haze & Smoke Return to Southern Oregon

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A fire weather warning is in effect through 10am Friday for the Cascades and Eastern Douglas County. This warning is for very dry air and conditions that promote active wildfire behavior. Winds will shift again for today, helping to bring smoke back into Central Siskiyou County and much of Southern Oregon. The … Continue reading »

Summer-Like Weather Moving Back In

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The storm track remains well off to our north this morning, keeping the weather very dry and inactive through the next week or so. High pressure will help to bring easterly winds to the low levels these next 48 hours. That is going to clear out the smoke in Central Siskiyou County … Continue reading »

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