South Central Oregon Cascades Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 2:53 PM PDT on June 30, 2015

... Hot temperatures expected midweek through the Holiday
weekend with an increasing possibility of thunderstorms...

Strong high pressure centered over the southwestern United States
will build northwestward across Oregon and northern California
through Thursday... and then will gradually weaken this Holiday
weekend as monsoonal moisture begins to filter in from the
southeast. This will bring another round of hot temperatures to
virtually all interior locations. It's likely that records will
get broken. The hottest temperatures are expected to occur
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Also, less than typical relief
will occur at night with low temperatures remaining well above
normal.

Monsoonal moisture and instability will arrive from the southeast the
latter part of the week into this weekend making thunderstorms
possible Thursday afternoon through the Independence day weekend.
The greatest threat of thunderstorms currently appears to be on
Sunday.

Keep the following tips in mind during the upcoming hot weather.
Drink plenty of water and eat lightly. Wear light, loose-fitting
clothing and limit physical activity. If outdoors, wear sunscreen
and seek shaded areas. Never leave children... disabled
persons... or pets unattended in parked vehicles.


Btl/nsk

253 PM PDT Tue Jun 30 2015

... Hot temperatures expected midweek through the Holiday
weekend with an increasing possibility of thunderstorms...

Strong high pressure centered over the southwestern United States
will build northwestward across Oregon and northern California
through Thursday... and then will gradually weaken this Holiday
weekend as monsoonal moisture begins to filter in from the
southeast. This will bring another round of hot temperatures to
virtually all interior locations. It's likely that records will
get broken. The hottest temperatures are expected to occur
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Also, less than typical relief
will occur at night with low temperatures remaining well above
normal.

Monsoonal moisture and instability will arrive from the southeast the
latter part of the week into this weekend making thunderstorms
possible Thursday afternoon through the Independence day weekend.
The greatest threat of thunderstorms currently appears to be on
Sunday.

Keep the following tips in mind during the upcoming hot weather.
Drink plenty of water and eat lightly. Wear light, loose-fitting
clothing and limit physical activity. If outdoors, wear sunscreen
and seek shaded areas. Never leave children... disabled
persons... or pets unattended in parked vehicles.


Btl/nsk


Record Report
Statement as of 01:37 am PDT on July 01, 2015

... Record high temperature tied at Montague CA...

a record high temperature of 103 degrees was tied at Montague CA
yesterday. This ties the old record of 103 set in 2013.


Public Information Statement
Statement as of 4:45 am PDT on June 1, 2015

... Medford Oregon weather review: June 2015...

June 2015 had a very wet start in Medford as nearly all of our monthly
rainfall occurred on the first day. Another weak disturbance moved
through on the 8th and 9th providing much of the Rogue Valley
and surreounding areas with another couple of days of showers and
thunderstorms. Beyond that, Medford remained either sunny or mostly
sunny with no measurable rainfall. This allowed for temperatures to
soar across southern Oregon and northern California. These conditions
resulted in the hottest month of June Medford has seen since records
began back in 1911. The records for hottest June include the average
maximum temperature, the average minimum temperature, and the average
temperature itself which is the average of the average Max and min
temperatures. There were 21 days which reacehd at least 90 degrees and
5 days with temperatures soaring over 100 degrees... with our first 100
degree day occurring on the 7th. We even broke daily maximum
temperature records 6 times this month. Additionally, we also had mild
to warm minimum temperatures all month. In fact, Medford broke the all
time record warmest minimum temperature on the 28th with a low
temperature of 76 degrees. Although a few showers and storms occurred
throughout June, rainfall values across southern Oregon and northern
California are still much below normal for the month of June as well as
for the water and calendar year. This has allowed for our drought
conditions to continue drying out fuels. Consequently, the
thunderstorms which have occurred this month have produced numerous
wildfires across our forecast area.

The average temperature for June was 74.8 degrees, which is 8.0
degrees above normal. The average maximum temperature was 91.3
degrees, which is 9.7 degrees above normal. The average minimum
temperature was 58.3 degrees, which is 6.3 degrees above normal. The
highest temperature for the month was 107 degrees on the 26th. The
lowest temperature of the month was 50 degrees on the 3rd and 14th.

There were 25 clear days, 3 partly cloudy days, and 2 cloudy days.

Total precipitation was 0.31 inches which is 0.31 inches below normal.
The greatest 24 hour total was 0.27 inches that fell from may 31st to
June 1st. The water year precipitation began October 1st and is
currently 13.99 inches which is 3.11 inches below normal. Calendar year
precipitation is 7.14 inches which is 2.32 inches below normal.

The average wind for the month was 4.7 mph. The fastest recorded two-
minute wind was 20 mph from the west-northwest on the 18th. The peak
wind was 27 mph from the west also on the 18th.

The highest pressure for the month was 30.11 inches on the 23rd. The
lowest pressure for the month was 29.72 inches on the 14th.

Schaaf

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