The storm that has been affecting our area since Saturday is sticking around a bit longer and dropping some much needed rain. A cold front that moved into our area last night stalled and is causing the rain to hang around. This storm is also caught in a south-to-north upper-level jet stream pattern.
The Climate Prediction Center announced Thursday that there is a 50% chance for ENSO-neutral to end and El Nino to develop during the summer or fall. ENSO-neutral is forecast to remain though spring 2014, but if westerly winds continue to emerge
Temperatures are warming, and it is causing what little snow pack there is on Mount Ashland and Mount Shasta, to start to melt. The run-off helps to fill local reservoirs, but officials said those reservoirs are lower than year's past.
Local lawmakers are praising President Obama for supporting a House bill that could change the way wildfires are fought around the country. It would allow disaster relief funds to be used for catastrophic wildfires, many of which seen in Oregon.