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 »

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 »

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