FORECAST FOR 5/28/2015 - presented by Valley Immediate Care
Mostly sunny and hot. A slight chance for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms over the Cascades from Crater Lake north, and in Klamath and Lake Counties. Highs will be near 90 for the valleys, with 70s to the low 80s for the mountains and east of the Cascades. Overnight lows will be in the upper 50s for the valleys, and in the 40s to the low 50s for the mountains and east of the Cascades.
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Rogueweather followers helped the National Weather Service in Medford document just the second tornado ever in Douglas County. See that story down below in the "In the News" section.
WEATHER SUMMARY DISCUSSION - Brought to you by: CRATER LAKE FORD
The data is giving us changes this morning. Today is going to be sunny and hot over the area. Highs will be near 90 for the valleys, and in the 70s to the low 80s for the mountains and east of the Cascades. Pretty slim chance for thunderstorms today, but could see an isolated storm or two over the Cascades and in Klamath and Lake Counties today. For tomorrow, we have an increased chance for thunderstorms in Jackson and Josephine Counties. The timing of the arrival of the instability favorable to get storms going has been moved ahead in the newest runs of the data so it looks like we will see storms popping off earlier in the day now. Saturday and Sunday will continue to see a chance for thunderstorms over the entire area. The storms will be packing lightning and gusty winds. This obviously is a concern for the fire situation. These storms are going to be wet storms. The cores of them will be putting down heavy rains. But, lightning strikes on the peripheries out of the rain cores could be something to be concerned about. While fire season has not been declared officially yet, we know that fires can happen now.
Our highs the next two days will be our warmest / hottest of the year so far. Look for near 90 today in Medford, followed by low 90s for tomorrow. The data now shows that we will be cooling on Saturday. Saturday was looking at low 90s yesterday in the forecasts. Today that is mid 80s. Cooler air moving in a loft along with cloud cover from storms is going to hold temps down. That cooling will continue through Monday as we see temps drop back into the 70s for Sunday and Monday. This will actually give us highs that would be normal for this time of the year. We will see improvement arrive on Tuesday as skies begin to clear up and temps start warming again.
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IN THE NEWS:
SECOND TORNADO EVER DOCUMENTED IN DOUGLAS COUNTY
I had multiple reports from eyewitnesses that a small tornado hit Glendale in southern Douglas County at 12:55 pm on April 13th. I even got photos of damage to a home there. I believed at that time that likely what had hit was a landspout. Landspouts are rotating vortexes, and many consider them tornadoes. I sent the eyewitness reports and the photos to NWS Medford for further analysis. NWS Medford did very detailed analysis of what I submitted, along with what happened at 12:55 PM on the radar and satellite images to see what they could determine.
I was informed by Ryan Sandler the Warning Coordinator for the National Weather Service here in Medford that the NWS is going to classify this event as a Gustnado. Gustnadoes are also rotating vortexes that can do damage. In this case equal to an EF 0 tornado. Now, because it is being classified as a tornadic event, it is going in the record book as a tornado, making it just the second tornado ever documented in Douglas County!
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ROGUE SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST CLOSES PARKER MEADOWS CAMPGROUND
The Rogue Siskiyou National Forest has announced that the Parker Meadows Campground in the High Lakes Ranger District between Butte Falls and Prospect is now permanently closed. This action was caused by disease infecting the Douglas Fir trees within the campground creating hazardous conditions. They decided to remove the toilets, picnic tables and fire rings leaving no amenities for camping. It is also recommended that you avoid camping in that location on your own due to the safety hazard. If winds come up, especially with no warning, the diseased trees there will fall with no warning. Impacts from them would prove fatal if they struck tents, vehicles, RVs or trailers.
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Sweet Tea Express Restaurant & Catering
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541 - 772 - 3159
3309 Biddle Road (Near the Airport)
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If you love good old fashioned down home cookin'...then this is a place you HAVE to try! The Sweet Tea Express features what I call American comfort food. You get barbequed ribs, chicken, brisket, pulled pork...heck you name it and Greg and Alex are probably grilling it up in their well known train engine barbeque that is out front at Main Street...unless they are catering an event somewhere. In addition to what they are grilling up, they also have hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, and various sandwiches. You get a choice of a wide range of side dishes. My favorite are their barbequed baked beans. Might be the best I have ever had. I could have a meal just of those! Dinner combos come with good old fashioned sourdough buns baked right there. Like I said, this is just good old fashioned comfort food. The next time you are headed through West Medford, be sure to check them out. Look for them out on Biddle Road near the airport too in front of John's Auto Care. If you have a special event coming up, leave the food to them. They have meal plans to fit just about any budget. The food will be a hit, trust me on that one. Click on the link to get more info and to see what their daily specials are.
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