LONG RANGE FORECAST THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST - 8/15/2019
August is usually our hottest month on average here in Medford. The average high is 91. August is also usually dry in any year. We will typically see about a half an inch of rain that is the product of thunderstorms. Every so often, a rare early storm from the Gulf of Alaska will come in at the end of the month. Daytime highs are usually in the 90s to low 100s at the beginning of the month, becoming 80s and 90s by the end of the month. The second highest temperature ever recorded in Medford was 114 which was recorded in 1981 on August 9th..
Looking at what we can expect through month's end......the going expectation is for normal to slightly above normal temps. So expect to see a lot of 90s west of the Cascades, and 80s to near 90 for the most part east of the Cascades in the valleys and basins. The mountains will be seeing 60s and 70s in the upper elevations. The coastal areas will be right around average for this time of the year meaning 60s to near 70 . Rainfall is expected to be below average. The pattern we have seen for so much of the summer is going to continue. That said, thanks to the thunderstorm activity on the 9th and 10th, Medford is already above average for rainfall for the month. Looking ahead to the Labor Day Weekend that ends this month and starts September, it looks like we will be near average to slightly above and continued dry. Perfect for camping or any other outdoor activities.