Inactive Weather Pattern Begins

WEATHER DISCUSSION Sunny skies and warm temperatures will be the story for now through the long term. The low pressure trough situated over our area has pushed off to our east and now a ridge of high pressure will move in. Winds have shifted out of the north and northeast causing limited moisture to enter … Continue reading »

Last Bit of T-Storms Before Dry Weather

WEATHER DISCUSSION The trough of low pressure that has been sitting over us for quite some time will begin to move east of us by tomorrow. This, along with shifting winds will stop the disturbances that have been bringing the stormy weather to the region. Winds will begin shifting to a north/northeasterly flow, which limits … Continue reading »

Thunderstorm Threat at Maximum

WEATHER FORECAST Official Start of Fire Season for: Lake, Klamath, Josephine and Jackson Counties Today had the worst threat for thunderstorms this week as instability and heat is building up cells of showers in the region. Activity is confined to the Cascades, Basin and Northern California for tonight. As of 7:00pm Monday, over 200 lightning … Continue reading »

Showers and T-Storms Increase Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION In the afternoon hours of Sunday, cumulus started to develop across the mountains, basin, and Norther California. At least two lightning strikes were recorded just south of La Pine around 6 p.m. Upper air sounding showing a lot of dry air near the surface, so the majority of this rain is falling and … Continue reading »

Valley Rain & Mountain Snow Tonight

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain showers have been developing this morning along the Coast and these showers are gradually making their way inland through Douglas County & Northern Jackson where they then run into the Cascades and turn to snow. Showers through much of today will mostly be at the Coast and along the Cascades, ahead … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Winds at Night

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why does the wind typically die down in the evening hours?” Allison Waters, Mae Richardson The main reason the winds tend to die down in the overnight hours is because there is no sun. At nighttime, the surface and objects at the surface emit longwave radiation. This cools not only those … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain & Significant Snow

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The strongest storm we have seen so far this year will be moving inland late tonight. Today will be the calm before the storm, with ┬áincreasing clouds and increasing winds. Gusts at the Coast into this afternoon could reach 40mph. Early Saturday morning the moderate to heavy rain begins, first at the … Continue reading »

Valley Rain & Mountain Snow Tonight

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front moving through the Northwest will bring scattered showers to the region this morning. The only showers on the radar currently are in the form of snow along the Cascades. As the warm front pushes inland through the morning, spotty rain showers will begin developing in all areas. A cold … Continue reading »

Snow Levels Down to Valley Floor Tonight

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain and snow is now moving in from the North this morning — this is the onset of an arctic front that will move through Southern Oregon today. Snow will be ongoing through this evening at Crater Lake and Diamond Lake. With cold air settling in behind this front, dropping snow levels … Continue reading »

Snow Levels Down to Valley Floor

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain showers will begin to move into Southern Oregon tomorrow, but this will only be at the Coast. The wet weather for inland areas will arrive late Sunday night and early Monday morning. In the Valley, Klamath Basin and mountains on Sunday, cloud cover will start off partly sunny and become mostly … Continue reading »

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