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WIND ADVISORY FOR THE CASCADES, NORTHERN AND EASTER KLAMATH COUNTY, AND ALL OF LAKE COUNTY IN OREGON FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING UNTIL 8 PM TONIGHT FOR WINDS SUSTAINED AT 25 - 35 MILES AN HOUR AND GUSTS TO 55 MILES AN HOUR AT TIMES.
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What can only be described as a winter storm will be affecting the region through Friday.
The low responsible for this is dropping south along the coast from Canada and it is beginning to affect our area. Clouds are already pouring in, and look for showers and the winds to arrive later this morning. All areas will be seeing them. The Rogue Valley could see sustained winds of 20 - 25 miles an hour with gusts to 30 - 35. In the wind prone areas of the region, look for sustained winds of 25 - 35 miles an hour with gusts reaching as high as 55 miles an hour in the Cascades, and to the east of them. The colder air will begin to work it's way in this afternoon and this is when snow levels will plummet to as low as 2000 feet at times on Wednesday morning. Elevations above 3000 feet can expect to see 2 - 5 inches of snow from thias afternoon through Wednesday morning as the best moisture and triggering impulses we will see this week arrive. If this were February we were talking about with much shorter days and much colder ground and road temps, we would be talking about snow accumulating in feet for the mountains, and the valleys would be seeing enough to cause issues and maybe even snow days for school kids. BUT, because it is late May with much more sunshine and soil temps are well into the 60s and road surface temps have been in the 80s and 90s for weeks, we are only going to see inches of snow accumulate.
But regardless of accumulation, expect sustained snowfall above 3000 feet through mid day Wednesday. Travellers will need to be ready for the potential for winter driving conditions on all the passes through the Cascades, and possibly even down as low as Sexton Summit on I 5 north of Grants Pass. As for high temps, we will be 20 degrees lower than we were yesterday for our highs today as Medford could struggle just to reach 60 today and then will be in the 50s tomorrow. Wednesday's "high" temps looks to be right around where the low is going to be for today! Speaking of overnight lows, we might see lows cold enough at night to bring frost back as a consideration from Wednesday night through Saturday morning. No, I am not kidding and this will get the attention mostly of gardeners and those with flowers. A great deal of uncertainty exists about this largely because it is uncertain on just how much cloud cover there will or will not be. if there are fewer clouds or breaks develop, then frosts might develop as well especially in the outlying areas as temps will easily reach the low to mid 30s with the cold air in place.
Thursday and Friday will see us having shower activity, but temps warm slightly to get us somewhere between 62 - 68 degrees in the valleys and into the 50s in the mountains.
The forecast for the holiday weekend is becoming more confident that the low will indeed kick out to the northeast of us allowing some ridging to develop that looks to give us a very seasonal weekend now with highs reaching the mid 70s for Sunday and Monday. A shower threat will linger for Saturday and will redevelop for Memorial Day itself, but it is only a slight chance right now mostly for the coast, from Roseburg north, and in the Cascades.
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The Department of the Interior has released a draft ruling that would drop the Grey Wolf from the protection of the federal government and return management of wolves back to the states. Wolf population numbers have more than reached the numbers sought when reintroduction programs were launched in the early 1990s. Predictably, animal rights groups and envirnomental extremists oppose this. However, the numbers of wolves are well above the numbers sought in the reintroduction plan that both animal rights groups and the environmental extremists participated in. You can read more about this by clicking on this link.
Triple X Guide Service
Eagle Point, Oregon
541 - 226 - 8915
Triple X Guide Service is owned by Jeff Wilkerson who also works as a mechanic on the biggest heavy lift helicopters in the world, the legendary Sky Crane. If Jeff is not working on helicopters, he is taking people out on the rivers of Southern Oregon and putting them onto HOGS!! And, Jeff has another guide working with him, Brian Fachet. I have known Brian for years. He is very skilled and knowledgeable and he will put you on fish. They fish all the rivers of Southern Oregon...but lately they have been making their claim to fame on the Chetco. They are the ones to call to slay those big Chinooks over there, and they can also get you into a 20 pound winter run steelhead when that run is on. They will take you were the fishing is best. So, you want a great time and a chance at a wall hanger fish, better get the Triple X guys on the phone and book a trip!
Orley's Stoves, Spas, and Pools
Medford, Roseburg, and Klamath Falls
Orley's has been one of Southern Oregon's leading pool centers for decades now. They have above ground pools from Superpool and Splash. They also have a complete selection of chemicals that you need. Need accessories for fun? Need furniture for around the pool? What about a barbeque? Orley's has all the above. One stop at Orley's could give you all you need for fun. Be sure to check in with Orley's when it is time for a pool, or to get the supplies you need.
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.
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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RogueWeather.com is based in Medford, Oregon. The founder, Greg Roberts is the forecaster. Greg has nearly 30 years of weather forecasting experience, specializing in severe weather events. Greg has received training from a variety of sources, including the University of Oklahoma.
Greg volunteers as a Skywarn weather observer for the National Weather Service. This has lead to many hours out in the field storm chasing and getting up close with the storms he loves.
Greg also served as a wildland and municipal fire fighter and EMT. While a fire fighter he earned many certifications including Engine Company Officer and Incident Commander for wildland fires. His weather knowledge was proven to be useful on major wildland fires in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Greg still consults with various fire departments and agencies and also for private wildland fire fighting companies.