Heavy Rain This Weekend

A cold front moved through overnight, delivering a third to half of an inch of rain to the valley and over an inch to the coast. The storm also produced several lightning strikes along the Coast. That front is now moving east of the Cascades and we’ll see just scattered showers through the afternoon. Highs … Continue reading »

California Suffering Exceptional Drought

(CNN) — The Golden State is dry. According to a study from NASA, California needs roughly 11 trillion gallons of rain to survive its extreme drought. That’s enough water to fill 17 million Olympic swimming pools. Officials say the situation is so dire, the flooding that struck the state earlier this year barely made a … Continue reading »

Soggy Weekend Ahead

Thursday is starting out mild, as we’re in between storms, but stormy weather is on the way as the jet stream returns to western Oregon and brings a long line of tropical moisture our way. A cold front is on track to deliver rain and breezy winds to all of western Oregon late Thursday in … Continue reading »

Wet & (Mtn.) Snowy Finish to Fall

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Occasional showers tonight as a smaller storm breaks up moving across Western Oregon, so expect some light rain at times early (mainly before midnight) if you’re headed out tonight. Showers will taper off for Thursday morning but there’s a stronger storm headed in our direction as we’ll see … Continue reading »

Slow Start to Ski Season

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s an uphill battle for ski resorts who are off to a slow start because of a lack of snow. Ski shops like Berg’s in Eugene are open for business and can get you hooked up with any gear, even though the closer slopes like Hoodoo and Willamette Pass are not open. … Continue reading »

Weather Books Delivered to Students

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — If you have a fifth, sixth or seventh grader in your home, you may have seen the Stormtracker 9 weather books that are being distributed to all western Oregon schools. I was in Junction City on Friday to deliver those books to all of the fifth graders at Oaklea Middle School. … Continue reading »

Mt. Shasta Announces Season Open

MT. SHASTA, Calif. — Mt. Shasta Ski Park has announced their season opening following the recent snow across the area. The park plans to begin operating this upcoming Saturday, Dec. 20 at 8 a.m. Lifts will run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Officials say three lifts will be running and 13 groomed trails will … Continue reading »

Warm but Wet Wrap up to Fall

Wednesday is looking much like Tuesday, a foggy, drizzly start, but the next batch of showers are on there way an we’ll see soggy conditions for the second half of the day. Highs will continue to be slightly above average in the upper 40s. Thursday will stay fairly quiet, as we’re in between storms, but … Continue reading »

Quiet But Soggy Work Week

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Some light showers today and tonight (mainly just lots of fog in the valley) but we’ll see a little more rain activity pick up later tonight. Each day will carry a chance (some more than others) of seeing some light rain showers including tonight. Lows tonight will be … Continue reading »

Mild Final 5 Days of Fall

The jet stream is still heading to Northern California, taking any storm in the eastern Pacific south, but Oregon is seeing the top edge of these storms as a small branch of the jet stream is headed north. We’re seeing a few lingering showers from a storm system that brought nearly an inch and a … Continue reading »

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