Fire Weather In January? A Weird Winter

January 21, 2014

The dry winter continues; the next chance for rain is Tuesday…maybe.  Other than that it appears we’ll be mainly dry through the end of the month.

The weak weather system moving through the region tonight and Wednesday morning gives us cloud cover and just a few sprinkles.  Then it’s back to strong offshore (easterly) wind through the weekend.  Due to the very dry forest in SW Oregon, the Medford NWS has issued a fire weather watch (in anticipation of a red flag warning) for Thursday evening.

MarkFireRedFlagWarning

I don’t think I’ve seen that in my 20 years forecasting here…we need rain!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen