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Current Conditions

  • 91°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: NNE 9 mph
  • Humidity: 28%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 54°
  • Pressure: 29.93 in. -
  • Heat Index: 89

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 95 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 100 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 99 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 97 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 97 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Medford, Oregon

Updated: 8:00 PM PDT on July 28, 2014

  • Monday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 102F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 95F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 100F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 99F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 97F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 97F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 100F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the East after midnight.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 95F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Fire Weather Watch  Statement as of 12:26 PM PDT on July 28, 2014


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday evening for abundant lightning with dry fuels for fire
weather zones 280... 281... 282... 284... 285... 617... 621... 622...
623... 624 and 625...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather
Watch... which is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday
evening.

* Affected areas: fire weather zones 281... 622... 624... 285...
282... 284... 621... 625... 623... 617 and 280

* thunderstorms... scattered thunderstorms are expected late this
morning through this evening.

* Outflow winds... 30 to 50 mph gusts are possible.

* Impacts... scattered thunderstorms combined with existing very
dry fuels will result in many fire starts in a short period of
time. Significant rainfall is expected with some of the
thunderstorms... but fire spread is likely in areas that do not
receive wetting rain and as drying occurs in the days that
follow the thunderstorms.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://go.USA.Gov/zyv5

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
may occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag
warnings.



Petrucelli




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Location: Southwest Medford (CW2551), Medford, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 80.7 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Rossanley Dr and Hanley Rd, Medford, OR

Updated: 9:21 PM PDT

Temperature: 87.5 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: North at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Griffin Creek, Medford, OR

Updated: 9:31 PM PDT

Temperature: 76.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: West medford, Medford, OR

Updated: 9:28 PM PDT

Temperature: 87.1 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest MEDFORD OR US AGRIMET, Medford, OR

Updated: 8:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 94 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 25% Wind: North at 8 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: CPLIVEWEATHER.COM, Central Point, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 86.7 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Medford, Medford, OR

Updated: 9:34 PM PDT

Temperature: 87.7 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 85.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Eagle Trace Subdivision, Medford, OR

Updated: 9:28 PM PDT

Temperature: 86.7 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: SSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Payne Cliffs, Medford, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 87.8 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: NNE at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Sweetbrier Estates, Talent, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 82.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Willow Springs, Talent, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 79.2 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Carestream Health, White City, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 88.0 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: North at 5.2 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Quail Run, Talent, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 85.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: RVHPA Longsword Winery, Jacksonville, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 88.5 °F Dew Point: 88 °F Humidity: - Wind: North at 9.0 mph Pressure: 28.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Slide Mountain Weather, Ashland OR, Ashland, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 86.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: WSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Buncom, Jacksonville, OR

Updated: 9:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 87.6 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Bella Farms, Eagle Point, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Laughing Rocks Farm, Ruch, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 89.6 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: WSW at 7.6 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Ashland, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 86.9 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: WNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Crystal Drive, Eagle Point, OR

Updated: 9:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 85.8 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Gold Hill, GOLD HILL, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 83.4 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Above The Boulevard Ashland, Ashland, OR

Updated: 9:29 PM PDT

Temperature: 85.6 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Chautauqua Trace, Ashland, OR

Updated: 9:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 85.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Sams Valley, White City, OR

Updated: 9:35 PM PDT

Temperature: 88.6 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: North at 2.5 mph Pressure: 28.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Sams Valley, White City, OR

Updated: 9:25 PM PDT

Temperature: 86.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: NNW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: East Ashland Hills, Ashland, OR

Updated: 9:31 PM PDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: WNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 28.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Tallowbox Mtn., Applegate, OR

Updated: 9:33 PM PDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: NW at 11.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Medford or 
837 PM PDT Monday Jul 28 2014 


Discussion...this was the hottest day of the year so far in 
Medford with a high of 106 that topped the 105 on July 1st. But, 
it still came up a couple of degrees shy of the record set in 
2009. In fact, the only record today was a tie in Montana Shasta city. 
It was also 98 degrees there on this date in 2009. The dearth of 
records despite the heat inland is not that surprising considering 
that on average the last week of July and first week of August 
are our hottest two weeks of the year. 


There were a few thunderstorms that developed late this 
afternoon into the early evening, most notable were a long-lasting 
cell along the northeast Douglas/southeast Lane County border and 
another in extreme southwest Siskiyou County. This sparse activity 
is now beginning to diminish with several cells east of the 
Cascades that are likely only producing virga. As a result, we 
will update to adjust probability of precipitation down for the remainder of the evening. 


The main focus this evening is on the possible need for 
adjustments to the Tuesday and Tuesday night forecast. The 00z NAM 
data has just arrived. Once the short term portion of the 00z GFS 
data also has arrived, we will begin to make a determination on 
upgrading or adjusting the Fire Weather Watch. This watch is 
currently in effect from late Tuesday morning through Tuesday 
evening roughly from the Cascade foothills eastward. The new NAM 
data is very similar to its previous run with a forecast of 
scattered thunderstorms focused from Mount Shasta northeastward 
into south central Oregon. Our current forecast is in line with 
the 18z GFS and includes scattered thunderstorms over a larger 
area...stretching farther west...from western Siskiyou County 
across the Siskiyou Mountains and southern portion of the Rogue 
Valley to the Cascade mountains then across the east side. Both 
models are in agreement on higher middle-level moisture amounts and 
an afternoon shortwave tracking northward that would support a 
higher probability of thunderstorms on Tuesday compared to this 
past afternoon. 


&& 


Aviation...based on the 29/00z tafs... 


Areas of LIFR ceilings in low marine stratus will persist along the 
coast from Cape Blanco northward...becoming widespread along the 
Douglas, Coos, and Curry County coast after 03z and pushing into 
the Coquille Valley as well. Areas of IFR visibilities will 
also develop tonight into early Tuesday morning along the coast 
as fog develops. Low clouds and fog are expected to clear back 
from the coast around 19z. Inland...expect VFR conditions this 
evening through Tuesday morning with isolated cumulus over the 
higher terrain that will be dissipating. Isolated to scattered 
thunderstorms are expected to develop though in the afternoon 
on Tuesday over northern California and from the Cascade foothills 
eastward in Oregon. These storms will bring gusty winds and local 
MVFR ceilings are possible. /Cc 


&& 


Marine...updated 600 PM PDT 28 July 2014... 


Models remain in agreement that the current pattern with some slight 
day-to-day variation will persist this week. High pressure is 
centered offshore and a thermal trough over northern California 
which will continue to result in steep wind wave dominated seas and 
areas of Small Craft Advisory winds. Through middle-week, the strongest 
winds will occur in the outer waters south of Cape Blanco and 
during the afternoon and evening hours. Models indicate that winds 
will increase slightly on Wednesday. Then wind speeds and seas are 
forecast to increase further Thursday into Friday. Conditions may 
increase to gales with very steep seas late in the week for areas 
south of Cape Blanco, with moderate north winds and steep seas over 
the coastal waters from Cape Blanco north. /Cc 




&& 


Previous discussion... /issued 256 PM PDT Monday Jul 28 2014/ 


Short term...cumulus clouds are forming along the Cascades being 
densest from Crater Lake north into Deschutes County.The Marble 
Mountains of Siskiyou County are also seeing more cumulus buildup. 
There is still some capping in those areas but it could be broken 
toward the evening. As a result expect some of these cumulus to build 
into thunderstorm clouds with a few lightning strikes this 
evening. 


On Tuesday another short wave disturbance will move into northern 
California in the afternoon. This short wave will bring more 
moisture and greater instability to our forecast area. 
Precipitable water will also be increasing to more than one inch. 
Have issued a fire weather for abundant lightning and dry fuel for 
many of our fire weather zones for Tuesday. The most favorable 
location appears to be from the Klamath basin and the east slopes 
of the Cascades north into Deschutes County. Part of Southeast Jackson 
County may see some thunderstorm but not the Rogue Valley itself. 


This pattern continues into Wednesday and Thursday with more 
thunderstorms from the Cascade east. While models indicate less 
dynamics for northern California..I dont feel comfortable enough 
and have kept thunderstorms in the forecast for northern 
California albeit only as isolated coverage. /Fb 


Long term...(friday through monday) expect little change in the 
weather pattern as the ridge axis shifts westward back toward the 
Pacific northwest. Both the GFS and the European model (ecmwf) are now in line with higher 
850hpa temperature next weekend, along with the presence of a low 
pressure approaching Cape Mendocino California late Saturday. This 
put our forecast area under diffluence flow aloft next weekend for 
continued chance of showers and thunderstorms. /Fb 




Fire weather...current water vapor image shows monsoonal moisture 
increasing from the southeast into Nevada. Models have been in 
fairly good agreement the past couple of days showing middle level 
moisture increasing tonight through Tuesday. At the same time, precipitable waters  
are expected to increase to over an inch and instability is expected 
to be greatest along the Cascade crest...Eastside and in portions of 
northern California. Storm movement on Tuesday is expected to be 
north to northeast and could be slow movers with 700 mb winds 
between 5-10 kts. 


The GFS is stronger with the shortwave and paints out higher quantitative precipitation forecast in 
Modoc and east of the Cascades and suggest storms could linger into 
the overnight hours Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The NAM and ec 
show similar solutions and are weaker with the shortwave and suggest 
storms will dissipate after dark. Much will depend on how things 
play out Tuesday afternoon. If things develop close to the GFS 
solution, then it's possible the watch or red flag warning (if 
upgraded) could extend into the overnight period Tuesday. 


Thunderstorm threat continues Wednesday, but the models hint that 
much of the action will shift north and northeast of the area. With 
that said, we'll stay the course and keep the best chance of storms 
east of the Cascades and eastern Modoc because the details are 
likely to change. Thunderstorm threat is expected to continue into 
next weekend. The main question will be the timing, location, track 
of the shortwaves and areas of greatest instability. 


Given continued dry fuels conditions and significant lightning 
potential, numerous fire starts are likely. These starts may, 
initially, present a fire spread problem, but conditions should 
provide some time to find them before fires get big. -Petrucelli 


&& 


Mfr watches/warnings/advisories... 
or...Fire Weather Watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening 
for orz617-621>625. 


California...Fire Weather Watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening 
for caz280>282-284-285. 


Pacific coastal waters...Small Craft Advisory for winds until 11 am PDT 
Thursday for pzz356-376. 
Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas until 11 am PDT Thursday 
for pzz350-356-370-376. 


$$ 


Dw/cirrocumulus 



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