Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Medford or
858 am PST Tuesday Dec 10 2013
temperatures will be 3 to as much 10 degrees warmer across the
forecast area today as compared to yesterday. This will bring most
of the more open portions of the valleys on the west side above
freezing this afternoon. This is likely to begin to melt snow and
ice that is not in the shade or on north facing slopes. Areas in
the shade and steeper walled smaller valleys will likely still
remain very near or below freezing due to the snowpack, so little,
if any, melting is expected in these locations.
The current forecast is looking on track, so no update will be
issued this morning. Btl
Aviation...based on the 10/12z taf cycle.
Local IFR ceilings/visibilities in low clouds and freezing fog in the west side
valleys will clear to VFR by late morning...then remain VFR through
Tuesday evening. Lower conditions will return to the same areas
late Tuesday night. Elsewhere...VFR conditions will prevail through
or...freeze warning from 10 PM this evening to 10 am PST Wednesday
Air stagnation advisory until noon PST Thursday for
Pacific coastal waters...
- Small Craft Advisory for winds until 4 am PST Wednesday for pzz376.
- Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas until 4 am PST Wednesday