FORECAST FOR 3/2/2015 - presented by Valley Immediate Care
Mostly cloudy this morning with a few light showers of flurries possible. Snow levels above 4000 feet with little if any accumulation. Skies will be clearing later. Highs will be in the upper 50s for the valleys, with 40s to the low 50s for the mountains and east of the Cascades. Overnight lows will be near 30 for the valleys, and teens to near 20 for the mountains, and east of the Cascades.
WEATHER SUMMARY DISCUSSION
There is almost no change in the data from yesterday morning. A very weak system is sliding through our region this morning. This is giving us cloud cover for the most part. There has been some radar returns in our area, but those seem to indicate virga, or moisture aloft, rather than anything really reaching the ground. Did keep the chance for light showers or flurries in the forecasts more top cover possibility than to suggest anything major is going to happen. Snow levels this morning are running in the 4000 - 4500 foot range. Any snowfall in the mountains is going to be very light. Doubtful if there would be any accumulations. This system will clear our area later and then we will see the return of clear skies. Those clear skies last until the middle of next week as it looks now. This weekend is going to see the arrival of 70 degree temps as both Saturday and Sunday look to have highs in the low 70s here in Medford. That is warm, but it also is not unheard of for this time of the year here.
It will be mid next week before it arrives, but winter is far from done with us yet. The data is more solidified at showing a return to rain and snow by mid week next week. The system that will come through will be very much like the system that came through at the end of last week. It also looks as though snow levels will be similar at around 4000 feet. This will be great news for Mt. Ashland. But, for other winter recreation areas like Diamond Lake, and Lake of the Woods, this will be more like salt in an open wound. Just do not see the big dump of snow they would need. Meaning, this is not looking to be a 2 - 3 feet kind of a storm to get them enough to open snowmobile trails. At this point fishing season really has begun at those two areas. You can effectively write winter off there if you have not already.
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