Today's forecast 12/12/2013 - brought to you by ANSWER PAGE OF MEDFORD
WEATHER SUMMARY DISCUSSION:
We are going to see a dramatic change as the very cold arctic air is going to be driven out of the area at long last. However, we will see one last vestige of the effects of that cold air as there is a slight chance to chance of freezing precipitation for today and into tonight for the area. A front is going to come in today that will usher in a return to seasonal temperatures across the region. However, with the cold air locked in at the surface, there will be a period of time where there is a possibility of seeing freezing rain, or sleet in the lower elevations west of the Cascades. If that does occur, it is very likely to be in isolated areas and not a widespread event. However, if and where that does occur, expect hazardous driving conditions to develop with very slick roads. East of the Cascades, and down in the Shasta Valley in Northern California, there is a better chance that this will happen.
Before that situation develops, we do have dense freezing fog to contend with in the valleys of Southwest Oregon this morning. A dense fog / freezing fog advisory is up through later this morning for the valleys of Southwest Oregon. The fog is much wider in the area it has formed this morning. Webcams show it is well established in both Douglas and Josephine Counties this morning. Satellite imagery shows stratus in Jackson County as well. This is likely just low clouds at this point as webcams in Jackson County are not showing fog at this time. However, between now and daybreak, fog could develop in Jackson County as well, so the dense fog advisory covers Jackson County in the valleys as well. The fog will be at it's worst through 10 am this morning.
Now, get through the mess that today is likely to be and then we have the sun and much warmer temperatures coming at us starting tomorrow and going through the weekend. This will get the remaining snow and ice off the roads in the lower elevations at last. Temps will be likely to be above freezing for both day and night time and that will improve the roads quickly. A ridge is going to build up over us tomorrow that will bring about the change that we have been looking for. The ridge will also likely bring back an inversion situation with poor air qualities and fog in the valleys for the mornings. That is just normal at this time of the year. The fog should largely be a morning event, although it could persist until later in the day especially in Douglas County.
Expect the sun to be with us into the start of next week. Come the middle of the week the high pressure ridge that will deliver the sun and warmer conditions will move back to the west over the ocean. This will open the door to a return to cooler weather and we will also likely see a chance for rain and snow return. Snow levels at the end of next week may come as low as 2000 feet, but I am not expecting to see them reach the valley floors. The air mass while it will be cold, is not going to be arctic in nature. And, I expect to see the usual factors that keep snow off the valley floors to kick in...mainly downsloping effects.
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IN THE NEWS:
The US government has announced plans to begin killing Barred Owls in our area to see if this will increase numbers of "endangered" Northern Spotted Owls. The Barred Owls are expanding their range naturally and they were not introduced. The Barred Owl is widely distributed across North America. It does out compete the Northern Spotted Owl as it is both larger and more aggressive. Barred Owls will kill and eat the smaller Northern Spotted Owl. I believe that the environmental extremists who stopped all logging on public lands are behind this. Call it pay back and protection for the bird that served them so well in killing off jobs, entire communities and stripping County governments of being able to provide services to their citizens. The counties of Southwest Oregon and Northwestern California were heavily dependent on timber dollars and the jobs they created. So now they want to kill the Barred Owl. I find this unconscionable. It is beyond the pale that man would interfere with the natural process in this fashion. You can read about it by clicking on this link.
Pressure Point Roofing
Medford and Eugene, Oregon
Medford Phone - 541 - 772 - 1945
Eugene Phone - 541 - 688 - ROOF (7663)
Pressure Point Roofing has been widely known in the Rogue Valley as one of the top roofing contractors. They have now expanded into doing gutters, siding, windows, and stone veneers. This makes them an all around contractor capable of giving your home a whole new look. And, when you marry up all of the services they provide, they can help you make your home much more energy efficient. It is no stretch to say that you might save enough on your energy bill with their work to have it pay for itself. Pressure Point Roofing has now expanded to serve the Willamette Valley our of Eugene. These guys are absolute professionals at what they do and their work has earned them a sterling reputation and accolades from within the industry. Give them a call and you will be another very happy and satisfied customer as well.
Orley's Stoves, Spas, and Pools
Medford, Roseburg, and Klamath Falls, Oregon
Orley's Stoves, Spas, and Pools is Southern Oregon's leading dealer of hot tubs, which are officially spas. They carry the Catalina and Dream Maker lines. Catalina Spas are not for everyone, only those who demand performance, quality, and dependability they can count on. See your nearest dealer for all the facts, then sit back, relax, and enjoy the Catalina Difference. Dream Maker spas are engineered to be one-piece and totally portable. They are not compromised of wood, metal or vinyl parts, and therefore they will not rust, rot, or rip. Some of the best selling features of the Dream Maker spa line is that the line is 110 volt and a true Plug-n-Play, Cash-n-Carry spa. Orley's has a complete selection of chemicals that you will need. Also, they do have accessories including gazebos and decking.
Orley's is the leading dealer for stoves for heating in Southern Oregon. They have nine different manufacturers for you to chose from. They have stoves to meet every budget. In addition, they also have fireplace inserts that can add a special touch to your home. If you need pellets for your stove they have them. They will do the installation for you so you know it is done right and safely. Whatever your stove needs for heating, you will want to stop in at Orley's.
4840 Airway Drive
541 - 734 - 2600
What is hydrographics? If you are a fan of the University of Oregon football team you are already VERY familiar with what hydrographics are. This is how they got the very cool new wing design on the helmets. Hydrographics have exploded in popularity in the last three years as the technology that is used to create the effects has been perfected. Hydrographics have proven to be especially popular with sportsmen as you can treat everything from guns to bows to golf clubs and customize them to give you any kind of a look you want. Camo patterns to color bursts, or even American flag graphics. If it can be dipped into the tank for the process you can treat it and really trick out whatever you want. I have even seen animal skulls done.
My buddy Justin Duncan who owns Line X of Southern Oregon has now brought this technology here and is ready to customize anything that you might want him too. You might have seen him at the Sportsman's Shows displaying just some of what they can do. Give him a call today or stop by to learn more. They will be getting their website and facebook page up soon so you can see examples of what they do.
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