Today's forecast 12/20/2013 - brought to you by ANSWER PAGE OF MEDFORD
WEATHER SUMMARY DISCUSSION:
A weak warm front will pass over us today. Clouds from this are already over the area and this is going to really limit any fog that may try to form. There could be isolated pockets of fog and freezing fog out there this morning. The clouds are blocking the satellite imagery so it is hard to see it if it is there. Webcams are not showing any fog anywhere this morning. The front will eventually get rain and snow in here. As I said look for light amounts. The mountains above 5500 feet including all the major winter recreation areas are only going to see 1 - 3 inches of snow....IF they even get that. And now comes the truly bad news. This looks to be the last real rain and snow producer of any kind that we will see for the rest of 2013. There is not even a weak system showing up right now that will arrive before the calendar says 2014 here in our area. We will see an upper air disturbance come through on Monday, but all that will do is stir the air up and give us a one day reprieve from the fog that is going to come back.
And yes, I said it.....the fog is going to be coming back and so will the inversion. How strong will the inversion be and will the fog persist like it did the last go around are questions to be answered. At this time it looks like the setup will give us night and morning fog that generally burns off in the middle of the day. That is the forecast I am going with. But, once we hit Sunday, there is going to be little if any change from day to day in the forecasts. If you have travel plans from now through News Years, great news.......you will have almost NO major travel issues to deal with. The fog may impact the airport especially in the mornings for those flying, and we could see some icy roads from freezing fog. But, that will be it. If you are into winter recreation, well this is a nightmare. You are likely going to have to travel for your skiing, snowboarding, and even snowmobiling fixes. We just do not have, and will not have enough, or ANY snow for you to play on locally. And even worse....I am not seeing anything looking into January that looks like a major storm capable of putting down 2 - 3 feet of snow for the mountains of Southern Oregon and Northern California at this time.
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IN THE NEWS:
The US government has announced plans to begin killing Barred Owls in our area to see if this will increase numbers of "endangered" Northern Spotted Owls. The Barred Owls are expanding their range naturally and they were not introduced. The Barred Owl is widely distributed across North America. It does out compete the Northern Spotted Owl as it is both larger and more aggressive. Barred Owls will kill and eat the smaller Northern Spotted Owl. I believe that the environmental extremists who stopped all logging on public lands are behind this. Call it pay back and protection for the bird that served them so well in killing off jobs, entire communities and stripping County governments of being able to provide services to their citizens. The counties of Southwest Oregon and Northwestern California were heavily dependent on timber dollars and the jobs they created. So now they want to kill the Barred Owl. I find this unconscionable. It is beyond the pale that man would interfere with the natural process in this fashion. You can read about it by clicking on this link.
3598 S. Pacific Highway
541 - 535 - 3342
Hansen's is a small family owned business located just north of Phoenix, Oregon on Highway 99. It was started by Lee Hansen and his son Craig. Hansen's is still operated by Craig, his wife Connie, and their son. Hansen's has become Southern Oregon's premier dealer of legendary motorcycles. They carry BMW, Ducati, and Triumph. They give you the ability to see and own the finest touring bikes in the world along with performance bikes that have established a well deserved reputation. Hansen's has a service department staffed with factory authorized technicians. They are the very best ones to see when you need repair work done. They will also handle any factory warranty work for you. If you ride another make of motorcycle, they can repair those as well. If you need parts for BMW, Ducati, and triumph motorcycles this is where to go. Hansen's also has a complete accessories department. They have everything from goggles, to helmets and apparel. Live outside of Southern Oregon? No problem. Hansen's stands ready to help you too. They can ship parts and accessories anywhere in the world. If you are considering purchasing a motorcycle that can offer you a world class ride and give you the performance of the finest road race and endurance race bikes in the world, then you need to stop in to Hansen's today. You will enjoy dealing with Craig and Connie Hansen and their whole staff.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation was founded in 1984 by four hunters from Troy, Montana who wanted to ensure a future for North America’s grandest game animal. From those beginnings of just four hunters in 1984, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has more than 500 chapters across the country, (including chapters throughout Southern Oregon). Chapters host annual events, including Big Game Banquets, to raise funds for conservation projects across elk country. Here in Oregon alone, the RMEF has invested over $34 million dollars into helping preserve habitat or funding projects to benefit elk. This of course has benefits to ALL wildlife. We all benefit from the work that RMEF does. If you are an elk hunter, joining RMEF is something that you just have to do. Joining this great organization helps to make sure that we will always have elk roaming our wildlands.
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