Medford, Oregon

At Purdue, they have a capstone course called “Forecasting” in which you take into account all your learning of your previous 4 years and put them into your first actual operational forecasts. The very first city we were given  as an assignment was Medford. The town holds a special place in my heart.

At 953PM, PT, Medford was reporting a temperature of 45 degrees with overcast skies. Currently, a deep upper level trough was keeping a strong area of low pressure spinning off the coast of British Columbia. While the jet trough works it’s way southeast towards the coast, the surface system will continue to spiral off shore, battering western Washington with gusts, which will eventually translate south through the Oregon Cascades.
Tomorrow will be a breezy day as the low stages off the coast, with the cold front moving slowly into the Olympic Peninsula. The front will start moving more rapidly towards the coast late on Tuesday into Wednesday morning. A perturbation at the base of he low will begin to slide up the front and will enhance rainfall as it hits northern California, with the complex, with the cold front and the vort max arriving in Medford on Wednesday afternoon. While it will be a cloudy, rainy and windy afternoon and evening in town, don’t be surprised if there is snow at the higher terrains.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy and windy, HIgh 53, Low 37
Wednesday – Cloudy with rain and wind in the afternoon, with snow in higher elevations, High 47, Low 39

TWC: Tomorrow – Generally sunny. High 55, Low 38
Wednesday – Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 50, Low 40

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy High 55, Low 38
Wednesday – Rain High 51, Low 40

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 54, Low 39
Wednesday – Rain likely, mainly after 10am. Cloudy High 50, Low 40

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers in the morning then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 52, Low 38
Wednesday – Cloudy. Chance of rain in the morning then rain in the afternoon. High 49, Low 39

WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 54, Low 39
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy with light rain likely, High 50, Low 40

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon (early rain) High 54, Low 41
Wednesday – Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until night. High 47, Low 42

There is a little bit of rain in the Medford area right now, but it looks like it is kicking out of there, and wasn’t reaching the ground anyways. Besides, I really just wanted to show off this whirl of low pressure off the coast of British Columbia.

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