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Weather Outlook: Gusty Winds Expected Sunday. Periods Of Rain Next Week

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A rather strong for this time of year low pressure system is expected to arrive late Sunday night. This storm is expected to bring gusty winds of 30-40mph late Sunday morning into the evening. Then periods of rain are expected to develop overnight Sunday into early next week. Highs of only mid 50’s are expected for Klamath Falls on Monday followed by mid 30’s overnight.

From the NWS Medford:

Much cooler and wetter weather is on the way later this weekend. More fall-like conditions return Sunday and continue through much of next week as a series of fronts move through the area. Temperatures will be about 15-20 degrees below normal Monday through Wednesday with periods of rain expected Sunday into Tuesday. Today or Saturday would be a good time to get those outdoor chores done!

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Weather Outlook: Heat Wave And Thunderstorms Possible

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Weather Outlook Posted 8-26-19. Heat expected Tuesday and Wednesday with thunderstorms possible Wednesday.

Some of the hottest conditions this summer are going to occur this week. Moisture from the remnants of tropical storm Ivo will make its way up from the south on Wednesday, providing enough ingredients for thunderstorms. Some of these storms could be strong, with gusty winds and hail possible.

  • Near-record high temperatures are expected on Tuesday with lower temperatures on Wednesday but still well above normal.

  • Thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

  • Beat the heat, check the backseat. Never leave people or pets in vehicles.

  • Take plenty of rest breaks in the shade or with air conditioning.

  • Drink water before, during, and after activities.

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Quick Tips to Beat the Heat

Tips from Pacific Power to stay cool, use less energy and save money

MEDFORD, Ore. —With a heat wave rolling into southern Oregon this week, Pacific Power offers tips on how to beat the heat, use less energy and save money.

  • Get some fresh air. Open your windows during the early morning and evening, and use fans to circulate the fresh air.
  • Keep clear of the sun. Close blinds and drapes during the warmest parts of the day. Keeping the sunlight out of your home will keep it cooler.
  • Be AC savvy. Set your air conditioner to 78 degrees when you’re home, and 85 when you’re away. Running your AC at temperatures lower than 78 degrees can increase your electricity bill by up to 8 percent. Also, keep inside air vents clear from furniture and other objects.
  • Reduce indoor heat. Push the use of heat-producing appliances such as ovens, dishwashers and clothes dryers to cooler parts of the day. Grilling outside and air-drying clothes are great alternatives.
  • Be safe. With sweltering temperatures, you need to protect yourself. Drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun as much as possible. Don’t forget your pets; they need water and shelter as well. Also check on any neighbors who may have limited contact with others and may need a fan or other assistance.
  • Lastly, unplug. Make a conscious effort to unplug items not in use. Even if they’re not on, they’re drawing energy. For more wattsmart energy and money-saving tips visit pacificpower.net

 

Weather Alert: Significant Thunderstorm Activity Expected Friday & Saturday

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Friday should be the peak day for activity but storms expected on Saturday as well. Some storms could become strong or severe.

A low pressure system is expected to create conditions that encourage thunderstorm development Friday and Saturday. The most active day should be Friday. Some storms could become severe as conditions will support organized storm development.

Significant lightning is expected during this time period raising concerns about possible new fire starts.

A significant cool down is also expected with highs barely reaching the 70’s on Saturday here locally.

A warmup and return to “normal” weather for this time of year is expected after the weekend.

Isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon as well, but the majority of the activity is expected over the weekend.

Fire weather warnings have been or will be posted in the region.

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Friday severe weather risk outlook: Yellow shows slight risk of severe storms, dark green marginal risk of severe storms, light green indicates areas expected to develop non severe thunderstorms.

As always…. additional weather briefings and storm coverage is available in our breaking news app. 

Fire Weather Watch issued August 07 at 9:29PM PDT until August 09 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS Medford

…Increasing Fire Weather Risk Thursday and Friday…

.Another period of gusty winds and low relative humidity will develop Thursday afternoon and evening in the Fremont National Forest in south-central Oregon as well as the Klamath and Modoc National Forest in northeast California. Isolated thunderstorms will develop Thursday afternoon and evening in northern Klamath and Lake Counties, and also from the Warner Mountains eastward. Then, low pressure will move up from the south on Friday and could bring frequent lightning on dry fuels late Friday morning into Friday evening. Thunderstorms are expected to produce little or no rainfall to start, then the chance for wetting rain will increase Friday evening. Showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue Friday night into Saturday as the system moves onshore.

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 9 PM PDT THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RH FOR FIRE ZONE 284 IN CALIFORNIA AND 624 IN OREGON…

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 284 IN CALIFORNIA AND 624 IN OREGON…

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning for strong winds and low relative humidity, which is in effect from 2 PM to 9 PM PDT Thursday for fire weather zones 284 in California and 624 in Oregon. The Fire Weather Watch for abundant lightning on dry fuels for Friday morning through Friday evening for fire weather zones 284 and 624 remains in effect. 

* Impacts: Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and high fire danger will likely contribute to a significant spread of any new and existing fires Thursday afternoon and evening. On Friday, abundant lightning on dry fuels may produce numerous new starts that pose a threat to life and property, and may overwhelm initial attack capabilities. However, wetting rainfall may occur under cores of thunderstorms. 

* Affected area in the Red Flag Warning for strong winds and low relative humidity: In Northern CA… The Klamath National Forest in northeast portions of fire zone 284. In South Central OR… The Fremont National Forest in south-central portion of fire zone 624. 

* Affected area in the Fire Weather Watch: In Northern CA… the western part of Fire Zone 284 west of highway 97. In South Central OR… Fire Zone 624 mainly north and west of Kalamth Falls. 

* Thunderstorms: Beginning late Friday morning, increasing in coverage through the afternoon and evening. Lightning coverage could increase to scattered as the day progresses. 

* Winds Friday afternoon and evening: Generally south to southwest at 10 to 20 mph, but gusty and erratic winds are possible in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms. Precautionary/preparedness actions…

* A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions will occur shortly. 

* A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings. &&

Weather Outlook: Dangerous Fire Conditions This Afternoon

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A Red Flag Warning Has Been Issued For Our Area Today. Dangerous fire conditions will exist this afternoon with breezy winds and low humidity.

Hot, dry, and breezy conditions are expected across southern Oregon and northern California. Take precautions to not start new wildfires, as they can spread rapidly today. Remember, one less spark means one less wildfire.

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Above: Pink areas are under Red Flag Warning Today 2pm to 8pm

Red Flag Warning issued August 01 at 5:19AM PDT until August 01 at 8:00PM PDT by NWS Medford

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624…

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Red Flag Warning… which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 8 PM PDT this evening.

* Impacts: Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and high fire danger will likely contribute to a significant spread of any new and existing fires.

* Affected area: In South Central OR… Southeastern Fire Weather Zone 624 in Southeastern Klamath County and Southwestern Lake County.

* Wind: Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Humidity: 10 to 15 percent.

* Haines Index: 5 to 6 (Moderate to High). Precautionary/preparedness actions…

* A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions will occur shortly.

* Strong wind and low relative humidity could cause any existing or new fires to spread rapidly.

* One less spark, one less wildfire.

 

4th Of July Weather Outlook: Warm & Sunny

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Mostly Sunny Skies And 82 Degrees Expected On 4th.

The latest forecast information from the NWS shows a quiet weather week other than the possibility of thunderstorms (mostly over northern Klamath County) on Tuesday. Otherwise mostly clear skies with highs in the 80’s are expected.

Fourth of July weekend looks to be warm and dry for most of our area. Temperatures will likely be a few degrees above normal for early July. Remember, it’s fire season! Please only use fireworks where it is legal.

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Weather Outlook: Cooling Trend & Thunderstorms

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Another low pressure system is expected to bring cooler weather, wind, and possible thunderstorms this week Tuesday-Friday. Highs should only be in the 60’s during the cool down for our area. Thunderstorms are possible during this time as instability moves through.

Also, unusually windy conditions are expected on Wednesday here in the local area. Temperatures are then expected to moderate back to normal (for this time of year) by Saturday.

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Above graphic courtesy NWS Medford

Freeze And Frost Warnings Tonight

A dry cold front will bring colder air and light winds resulting in frost or freezing conditions.

Klamath Basin-
Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County-
Central and Eastern Lake County-
Including the cities of Beatty, Bly, Chemult, Crescent,
Gilchrist, and Sprague River
333 AM PDT Thu Jun 20 2019

…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM PDT FRIDAY…
…FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM PDT FRIDAY…

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Freeze
Warning…which is in effect from 2 AM to 8 AM PDT Friday. A
Frost Advisory has also been issued. This Frost Advisory is in
effect from 2 AM to 8 AM PDT Friday. The Freeze Watch is no
longer in effect.

* Freeze warning low temperature…28 to 32 degrees, except some
usually colder locations could fall into mid 20s.

* Frost advosory low temperature…32 to 34 degrees.

* Locations in the freeze warning include…Crescent, Chemult, For
Rock, Silver Lake, Chiloquin, Sprague River.

* Locations in the frost advisory include…Beatty, Bly and most
other valley locations in Klamath and Lake County.

* Impacts…Sensitive vegetation could be damaged or killed by
unusually cold weather.

* View the hazard area in detail at
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected.
Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

Weather Outlook: Thunderstorms Possible Today

A disturbance is expected to move in this afternoon from the south and trigger isolated thunderstorms in the early afternoon hours.

Storms are then expected to increase in coverage area to scattered later in the afternoon to evening.

Some storms may contain strong downdrafts and be on the dry side.

As always, storm coverage is available in our breaking news app.

Weather Outlook: Frost Advisory Tonight Followed By Building Heat Wave

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NWS Issues Frost Advisory For Tonight. Heat Wave Is Expected To Begin Building Sunday into Next Week

A heat wave that will put parts of the local region into record temperature territory next week is expected to begin building Sunday. As of posting time, the hottest day looks to be Tuesday with highs in the low 90’s and a disturbance expected Wednesday that could produce thunderstorms. Temperatures are expected to remain warm in the high 80’s with possible cooling thunderstorms in the evenings Wednesday and beyond. Triple digit temperatures are expected in Medford during the heatwave.

Klamath Falls High Temp Records For Next Week: Monday, 96 in 1918; Tuesday, 95 in 1940; Wednesday, 94 in 1933.

We will likely see some heat warnings issued soon for some of our region to address the coming heat wave.

Frost Advisory For Tonight: 

…FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 7 AM PDT SUNDAY…
…FREEZE WARNING HAS EXPIRED…

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Frost
Advisory…which is in effect from 2 AM to 7 AM PDT Sunday.

* Frost Advisory Low Temperatures: 33 to 36 degrees.

* Timing…Widespread frost is expected late tonight and into
Sunday morning.

* Locations in the Frost Advisory include: Most valley locations
in Klamath and Lake Counties, as well as in Modoc County and
northeast Siskiyou County. This includes areas in and around
Klamath Falls, Lakeview, Alturas, Summer Lake, Tulelake,
Chiloquin, and Silver Lake.

* Impacts…Sensitive vegetation could be damaged or killed by
frost or sub-freezing weather.

* View the hazard area in detail at
View NWS Hazard Info Here

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected.
Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

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Weather Outlook: Slight Chance Of Thunderstorms This Afternoon. Cold Cloudy Pattern Continues

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Slight Thunderstorm Risk Today – Cold & Windy Pattern Expected To Continue

There is a risk of isolated thunderstorms today as increasingly unstable air moves over our area this afternoon. Clearing and sunshine ahead of the next approaching low pressure system will add to the afternoon instability according to the NWS.

It should be noted for anyone venturing into the mountains today, that snow levels have lowered and will be coming down further. Significant, wet snow will continue to fall on Mount Shasta today with the snow level currently near 7kft falling to around 5500 feet. The Mount Shasta Avalanche Center`s Old Ski Bowl station at 7600 feet has recorded 11 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, KMAX is reporting a temperature of 27 degrees Fahrenheit near the top of Mount Ashland, and the ski area webcams indicate some snow mixing in with rain at the base area. Additional accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected on Mount Ashland, 3 to 6 inches on Mount Shasta, and lesser north and east of Mount Ashland.

This cold and windy pattern is expected to continue through the weekend and into next week as a series of low pressure systems and fronts move through our local area.

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The above information is provided by Klamath Alerts and information obtained from the NWS Medford. 

 

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