Smoky Skies Again

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small area of low pressure has formed off the coast of Northern California, and with the counter-clockwise flow, it is making the upper level winds shift to a southern flow. This is the culprit for the smoke in the Rogue Valley and the Southern Klamath Basin. All location in the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

Bringing Back the Sunshine

WEATHER DISCUSSION A large part of the work week was cloudy and dreary, but that has been changing over the last 24 hours.  The upper level low that brought showers, storms, and cooler temperatures has exited the region to the northeast, and in its place, sunshine has been slowly on the increase. The brief cool down … Continue reading »

Another Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will be the third day in a row that we see thunderstorms in our forecast area. Once again, storms are expected to reach from the Coastal Range all the way to the Eastern Klamath Basin. Monday was a busy day with the storms. over 80 lightning strikes were recorded in Jackson County … Continue reading »

Record Breaking Heat (Officially)

WEATHER DISCUSSION HOT is the word of the week so far and we’re just getting started. Hot air from the south has been moving into our area little-by-little each afternoon. High pressure near Nevada is slowly retrograding back into our region and because of this, hot air is being moved from the Desert Southwest up … Continue reading »

Active Weather Pattern This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After a beautiful weekend and a perfect start to summer, active weather will once again return to the region. A broad area of low pressure sitting off the Alaskan Coast is streaming a plume of moisture west towards the States. Clouds will begin moving in tomorrow ahead of a cold front that is … Continue reading »

Active Weather…But Not What You Think!

WEATHER DISCUSSION Earlier in the week I were talking about entering an inactive weather pattern. Well, depending on how you look at it, we currently have active weather. We’re not getting the rain, hail, snow, and thunderstorms. Instead, we are getting other active scenarios. Temperatures: High pressure has entered the region allowing for the suppression … Continue reading »

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 »

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