Last night’s front brought rain and freezing rain to the forecast area, but the system was short lived and showers came to an end just a few hours after they developed. Cloud cover still sits over the region, in addition to a new and much warmer air mass.
When we do a seasonal forecast we no longer look at weather models (short-range) but rather teleconnections which are better predictors of long-range forecasts. You may have heard of some including El Nino and La Nina which are part of the El Nino Southern Oscillation or ENSO.
Just when roads across Southern Oregon were starting to clear up, freezing rain moving in, but road crews are looking ahead and preparing now. Driving in Southern Oregon these days has been a challenge for most. Drivers are dealing with snow and ice.
The Josephine County Animal Shelter is not having luck overcoming the cold weather. Frozen pipes are affecting the shelter's bathroom and laundry facilities. This means dirty towels, blankets and dishes are piling up.