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 »

Smoke Travels South as Winds Shift

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Smoke continues to blanket West Side Valleys this morning. Fortunately, winds will be shifting today ..allowing that smoke to make its way south over the next 24 hours. By this afternoon WNW winds will bring smoke into Southern Klamath and Lake Counties and most of Northern California. Readings will likely be poor … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Concerns Ongoing Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds remain out of the northeast this morning, keeping temperatures mild in Brookings and above the 70 degree mark. Inland, the clear skies are allowing temperatures to drop into the 40′s and 50′s. Aside from the fire weather concerns, it will again be a quiet day with temperatures trending warmer than Thursday … Continue reading »

Winds Raise Fire Weather Concerns Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure moving through the Pacific Northwest will bring strong northeasterly winds to the region today. These offshore winds will continue through the next 48 hours. Not only will the winds remain strong, but the humidities will stay very low. Fire weather warnings are in place for the Cascades, … Continue reading »

Increasing Winds Raise Fire Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION High pressure continues to bring sunny skies and quiet weather. Winds are starting off out of the NE this morning and that is keeping smoke out of Ft. Jones and Yreka. This will likely change through the course of the day as winds shift again …this around, to the NNW. Smoke will … Continue reading »

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