After a few days of dry, sunny weather, another storm system is approaching the coast. This upper level low will push a series of fronts into our area that will increase the rain and the potential for winds. Rain will start in Coos and Curry Counties as well as parts of western Josephine County.
The Climate Prediction Center announced Thursday that there is a 50% chance for ENSO-neutral to end and El Nino to develop during the summer or fall. ENSO-neutral is forecast to remain though spring 2014, but if westerly winds continue to emerge
Temperatures are warming, and it is causing what little snow pack there is on Mount Ashland and Mount Shasta, to start to melt. The run-off helps to fill local reservoirs, but officials said those reservoirs are lower than year's past.
Local lawmakers are praising President Obama for supporting a House bill that could change the way wildfires are fought around the country. It would allow disaster relief funds to be used for catastrophic wildfires, many of which seen in Oregon.