Active Weather Brings a Change

WEATHER DISCUSSION After three grueling weeks of high pressure patterns, we now turn to a more active approach. Starting late last night and early this morning, the first line of showers with a low pressure system moved onshore. This brought rain and a wintry mix to the region. The initial line made it as far … Continue reading »

Snow Levels Drop Late Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front is bringing increasing rain and wind to the region this evening with the heaviest rain falling overnight into tomorrow morning ahead of a cold front. While in the warm sector tonight and Thursday morning snow levels will climb to 6,000 to 7,000 feet, so this will mainly be a rain … Continue reading »

Increasing Rain Friday Night

WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front will bring increasing rain across the region tonight with moderate rain at times at the coast and Cascades and lighter more scattered showers in west side valleys. Isolated showers with pockets of freezing drizzle are possible on the east side and while showers will be light, roads may become slick … Continue reading »

Hot Shot Crew Works Swing Shift

MERLIN, Ore. — There’s the crew that works during the day and the crew that works during the night. Tuesday a swing shift from noon to midnight was put into place. This hot shot crew focuses on waiting for the right time to burn out. As the sun set on day 25 of the Big … Continue reading »

Another Round of Rain Then Warmer & Dry

A few showers continue this morning as a shortwaves is still influencing the Pacific Northwest, any showers today will be light and mainly in the morning then some sunshine returns to the viewing area. This break in the rain is short-lived as another disturbance brings rain after midnight tonight. The bulk of the rain with … Continue reading »

Change To More Normal Temperatures

A cold front will pass through our region today bringing isolated to scattered showers, mainly at the coast, Umpqau Basin and the Cascades with only a slight chance for showers on the east side and I think Sisikiyou county will stay dry today. What we will feel is the winds picking up ahead of the … Continue reading »

Frost Tonight Then Back to Warm Weather

Today will be coolest day we’ve seen in the last week and tonight a strong inversion will develop leading to the coldest night we’ve seen in over a week for the west side valleys. The cold night on tap has lead the NWS to issue a Freeze Watch for early tomorrow morning for all of … Continue reading »

Easter Weekend Showers

This IS going to be a Good Friday with the warmest temperatures of the year so far and Medford finally reaching 70 degrees for the first time this year! Decreasing clouds today will bring more sunshine to the area this afternoon then we’ve seen the last few days. With these warm temperatures there remains instability … Continue reading »

Starting To Feel More Like Spring

Today we could see some light isolated showers mainly this morning and confined to the coast, mountains and potentially in Douglas county, but a few spots in the valley could see some snow flurries this morning. This afternoon we’ll see decreasing clouds and increasing winds as a disturbance slides into the area but I think … Continue reading »

Cleaner Air & Dry Before The Next Storms

Air quality has improved greatly across the area with all areas back in the good at this time except Grants Pass and Cave Junction which remain in the “Moderate.” A small ridge of high pressure will bring valley fog back to the area this morning but it should not linger as long during the day … Continue reading »

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