Winter Forecast

WINTER SPECIAL As meteorologists, when we talk about long term forecasting, we look at global changes in the weather pattern.  While there are several different types of these teleconnections, or oscillations, the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is one of the most influential for North America. In early November, the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) released … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist – Dry Winter

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST- LONG RANGE FORECAST “Do you anticipate a lot more snowfall during the rest of the ski season? I heard we were experiencing a week to moderate El Nino, will that make a big difference?” Justin Brumble SOU Eagle Point When we do a seasonal forecast we no longer look at weather models … Continue reading »

Extended Winter Forecast

EXTENDED WINTER FORECAST 2013-2014 Winter officially starts on the Winter Solstice on December 21, the shortest day of the year for the northern hemisphere while the suns rays are directly over the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. Every winter since 1981 Medford has received a daily snowfall of 1 inch, 2 inches every … Continue reading »