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Providing you with one stop, one click access to weather forecasts, road condition reports, and outdoor recreation information. Rogueweather is also the #1 source of accurate, reliable information on wildland fires in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Our founder Greg Roberts has the combination of experience in fighting fires combined with a deep network of sources on the fires to give you information ahead of any other source.

 

Scroll down to see today's forecast and any current weather warnings, advisories, or watches in effect. You will also find a weather summary which will tell you what is going on with our weather. Further down the page you will find a directory to other pages here at Rogueweather.com giving you information on road conditions, the weekly and longer range weather forecasts, and of course outdoor recreation of every kind. Lower down on the page you will see the fire danger levels for Southern Oregon and Northern California along with status of the local active fires during fire season. Also lower down here on the home page, you will find out what is making news, and you can find links to show you real time radar and satellite images courtesy of the National Weather Service. 


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FORECAST FOR 5/25/2015 - presented by Valley Immediate Care 

Mostly sunny after morning low clouds for valleys west of the Cascades. A chance for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms in Northern California mostly over the mountains, and a slight chance from the Cascades east in Southern Oregon. Highs will be near 80 for the valleys, with 60s to the low 70s for the mountains and east of the Cascades. Overnight lows will be near 50 for the valleys, and in the 40s for the mountains and east of the Cascades. 


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Rogueweather followers helped the National Weather Service in Medford document just the second tornado ever in Douglas County. See that story down below in the "In the News" section.



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Not too much change in the overall outlook for the week. We are seeing fewer low clouds west of the Cascades this morning and those that are out there show signs of eroding away much earlier than they did yesterday. This is going to get temps on the move upwards over all areas today, except for the mountains and east of the Cascades where temps should be close to yesterday's. It does look like Northern California has the best chance for thunder there today, so bumping them up in the chance category. Any showers and storms that do form will likely be tied to mountainous terrain. Not expecting much activity over valley areas.

Looking ahead this week we will have a ridge gaining strength over our region. We have reached the time of the year when that means hot weather under these ridges with the thermal troughs they create. We are going to see our first 90 degree readings of the year in Medford this week. Those will be arriving on Thursday and then persisting through Saturday at this point. This also means that the first 80s of the year will be recorded east of the Cascades in Oregon so be expecting that. We will see a cutoff low take up residence off California late int he week and through next weekend. This is the pattern that gives us afternoon and evening showers and storms and this will be no different. All parts of the region could see them, but they will be widely scattered to isolated in coverage. It will be a day to day thing to determine where they will develop. The usual places will be over the Cascades, the Siskiyous, east of the Cascades, and in Northern California. The valleys of Southwest Oregon fal;l into the slight chance at this point.


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No active wildfires in the region at this time



RAINFALL SUMMARY FOR MEDFORD AS OF 5/24/2015 


Rainfall for the 24 hours ending at Midnight last night: 0.00

For the month of May the rainfall total is 0.31. This is 0.72 inches below normal. Normal rainfall in May for Medford is 1.30 inches. 

For the Calendar year: 6.81 inches of rainfall. Normal rainfall in Medford for a calendar year is 18.75 inches. We are 1.74 inches below average for the calendar year to date. 

For the water year since October 1: 13.66 inches. This is 2.53 inches below average to the date. 



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IN THE NEWS:

SECOND TORNADO EVER DOCUMENTED IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

I had multiple reports from eyewitnesses that a small tornado hit Glendale in southern Douglas County at 12:55 pm on April 13th. I even got photos of damage to a home there. I believed at that time that likely what had hit was a landspout. Landspouts are rotating vortexes, and many consider them tornadoes. I sent the eyewitness reports and the photos to NWS Medford for further analysis. NWS Medford did very detailed analysis of what I submitted, along with what happened at 12:55 PM on the radar and satellite images to see what they could determine.

I was informed by Ryan Sandler the Warning Coordinator for the National Weather Service here in Medford that the NWS is going to classify this event as a Gustnado. Gustnadoes are also rotating vortexes that can do damage. In this case equal to an EF 0 tornado. Now, because it is being classified as a tornadic event, it is going in the record book as a tornado, making it just the second tornado ever documented in Douglas County!

Much love to you Rogueweather Family! You people are just the best. Keep sending me your weather reports and photos. Who knows, in the future YOU may be the one who helps makes a significant historical report just as Jennifer and Debbie did.Congratulations to Jennifer Miller, and to Debbie McBride Edington! Because of your reports and Debbie your photos, we were able to provide NWS with what they needed to determine what had happened here.


ROGUE SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST CLOSES PARKER MEADOWS CAMPGROUND

The Rogue Siskiyou National Forest has announced that the Parker Meadows Campground in the High Lakes Ranger District between Butte Falls and Prospect is now permanently closed. This action was caused by disease infecting the Douglas Fir trees within the campground creating hazardous conditions. They decided to remove the toilets, picnic tables and fire rings leaving no amenities for camping. It is also recommended that you avoid camping in that location on your own due to the safety hazard. If winds come up, especially with no warning, the diseased trees there will fall with no warning. Impacts from them would prove fatal if they struck tents, vehicles, RVs or trailers.


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ABOUT ROGUEWEATHER.COM

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 useful on wildland fires he worked in Oregon and Northern California. Greg still consults with various fire departments, and also for private wildland fire fighting companies on fire related matters.


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