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 »

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 »

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