|20th of April|
|Runnable Min||700 cfs|
|Runnable Max||3500 cfs|
|Class||II+ to IV|
|Current Weather||77° Isolated Showers then Scattered Showers|
Gold Ray Dam to Grants Pass is currently
TOO HIGH to be paddled
with large holes and dangerous drops. We don't recommended paddling Gold Ray Dam To Grants Pass today.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow levels at 5920cfs, about 295%
the average runnable rate of 1500cfs.
We recommend paddling this section of the Rogue River between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 3500cfs.
This class II+ to IV journey is accessible from 9 different boat launch points along the Rogue River. Paddlers should prepare for the 11 class II+ to IV whitewater rapids along this run. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Gold Ray Dam To Grants Pass are sourced from the nearby USGS streamflow gauge at Rogue River At Raygold Near Central Point, Or.
This can be run as a long day run or an overnighter if you want to do the whole stretch. You can also run from Fisher's Ferry (below the dam) to Gold Hill Park if you want about a 5 mile day run with the best whitewater. Most of the rapids happen in the first 5 miles but rafters looking for a nice weekend float can continue downriver. Weather on the river today will be scattered showers, mainly after 2pm. increasing clouds, with a high near 77. calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. chance of precipitation is 50%.
With a 5920cfs streamflow rate, Gold Ray Dam To Grants Pass is currently above its 3510cfs average seasonal streamflow for this time of year by 69%. Typically, this paddling destination has seen streamflow levels ranging between a low of 1450cfs in 2015, and a high of 5920cfs seen in 2019. Data for this report is sourced directly from USGS streamflow gauge 14359000
Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between
Rain likely before 11am, then a chance of showers after 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between
608 FXUS66 KMFR 191206 AFDMFR Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Medford OR 506 AM PDT Fri Apr 19 2019 .Updated Aviation Discussion. .SHORT TERM... The big story for today is the potential for thunderstorms across northern California and southern Oregon. There will be potential instability in the air with a cold front approaching from the northwest. Therefore, we feel pretty good about some thunderstorms popping up around Mt Shasta and areas east of the Cascades. Storm formation will likely occur after 2pm and during the early evening hours. These storms are not expected to be exceptionally strong, so just look for small hail and perhaps some wind gusts up to 45 mph. The chance for rain showers will continue through the night as the the cold front pushes through Oregon with the system aloft also digging into Oregon. Temperatures will cool down Saturday with highs in the lower 60`s for the valleys west of the Cascades. The chance for thunderstorms on Saturday is really diminished after looking at the potential instability across the region. Therefore, it`s looking more like widespread showers with a snow level around 6500 feet. Models have been really aggressive with the amount of precipitation these showers will dump east of the Cascades. Adding up the precipitation Friday and Saturday, the majority of areas east of the Cascades will see about 0.5 inches of rain. Mt Shasta City and Summer Lake will see up to 1 inch of rain. Areas along the coast will only see a few tenths, which is unusual given that the coast is usually wetter than the eastside. After this low passes through, we`ll see a high pressure build and a thermal trough develop along the Oregon coastline. Overall, Sunday should be rather pleasant with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the lower 70`s over the westside valleys. -Smith .LONG TERM.../Issued 320 PM PDT Thu Apr 18 2019/ Monday, Apr 22nd through Thursday, Apr 25th, 2019... Operational models and their ensembles are in good agreement with the overall pattern evolution in the extended, but there are differences in the resulting weather, especially ...
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