Today's forecast 4/17/2014 - brought to you by ANSWER PAGE OF MEDFORD
Mostly cloudy with rain developing. Periods of light rain through this evening, and then showers. Expect breezy to gusty winds developing this afternoon as well. Snow levels drop to near 5000 feet by early Friday morning. Little if any accumulations expected. Highs will be in the upper 60s for the valleys, and in the 50s to near 60 for the mountains and east of the Cascades. Overnight lows will be in the low 40s for the valleys, and in the 20s and 30s for the mountains and east of the Cascades.
Mt. Ashland secures low interest bail out loan. Announces that expansion plans will not be moving forward. Scroll down below to see the full story.
WEATHER SUMMARY DISCUSSION:
There is a BIG change in the data in the longer term. But in the short term, everything is right on track through the weekend. Let's start with today. We will see a fast moving frontal system come through that looks to drop a little bit of rain on everybody at this point. Looking to see amounts less than a tenth of an inch just about everywhere. There will be some wind with this one, but that will arrive behind the front as it is moving out. Look for breezy to at times gusty conditions in all parts of the area today, but no wind bulletins have been issued as peak gusts are expected to remain below 30 miles an hour. This system will also be carrying colder air in with it and snow levels overnight will be dropping. By Friday morning they will be as low as 5000 feet. But by that time there will be not much left in the way of moisture so not expecting any real accumulations at all. Friday will see us move into three days of delight weather that will carry through Easter Sunday. Sunny skies with highs 70 - 75 will be the forecast over those next three days.
Next week is looking very cloudy and very active with disturbances and the threat for showers coming through. And this is where the big change is occurring in the long range data. What had been thought to be a brief period of cooler weather showers is now transitioning to a pronounced pattern shift. What we are looking at now is a situation with zonal flow setting up that will keep us looking at the chance for some showers, and pretty seasonal temperatures now through the end of the month. In fact, looking at some sourcing I have not used for awhile, they have us staying that way through May. That would be very welcome news if it happens because it would keep us from getting hot and dry in May as had been expected by NOAA's climatology Center. But let's face it. Both of these other long range sources did not handle the winter well at all. In fact one had the complete opposite of what they expected. Both sources had indicated we would see more rain and snow than we did. Still, all three major climatology centers have come on board with each other as of this morning in what to expect through the end of April, so I will go with that. Long story short....for the rest of April expect to see cooler conditions with the chance for showers from time to time. GONE is the threat for 80 degree days, and certainly 90. In fact, the two long range climatology sources I looked at this morning did not even show 80s as highs at any time in May. I am having a hard time buying that as we have already had four 80 degree days here in April and nearly had 2 in March. But, we shall see.
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IN THE NEWS:
Many had wondered if the fact that Mt. Ashland did not open this season would be the end of the ski area. That will not be the case. It was announced that Mt. Ashland has secured a Small Business Administration low cost loan. In addition to this, Mt. Ashland has filed paperwork to see if they can get any federal disaster funds being awarded to businesses and operations like farms that have been impacted by the drought.
Mt. Ashland also revealed that they would not be seeking any further expansion plans other than to complete the additional parking spaces up on the mountain. That work was actually under way last summer and fall. The Mail Tribune has more details on the loan and where the expansion plans stand as of now. Here is a link to that story.....http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20140325%2FNEWS%2F403250304
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