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Check out my latest Eugene Daily News Weather Or Not column The River Is Deep And The River Is Wide, Or Is It?

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And don’t forget my final feature story in the series on service club organizations called This Moose Isn’t Named Bullwinkle.

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And my feature article about Contractors Electric called Is The Ground Wire The White One Or The Black One?

 

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Here is my new weekly weather quiz question. What is “SafetyNET?” Please remember to post your answer as a comment by clicking on “no comments /comments” in the upper right hand portion of this page under the caption, then add your comment. The first person to post the correct answer will win a week of free personalized weather forecasts tailored to your needs. The answer has to be a comment to win. An email answer will not count. Good luck.

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High pressure (“Arch” shape in blue arrows) has brought us sunshine and warmer temperatures. An upper level low (Shaded “U” shape with blue arrows) will move closer to shore bringing more clouds and cooling down our temperatures Wednesday. It doesn’t look like we’ll see any showers for a while, at least not from what the computer models see at the moment. A frontal system will be approaching the Pacific Northwest Friday bringing a slight chance of showers Friday night through Saturday night.

 

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Air Quality Index:

Eugene-Springfield: The Air Quality Index is 37 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.

Oakridge: The Air Quality Index is 10 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.

Cottage Grove: The Air Quality Index is 33 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.

Data courtesy of Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA).

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Advisories:

  • A HEALTH ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR CLACKAMAS COVE PORTION OF THE CLACKAMAS  RIVER IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY. WATER MONITORING BY THE USGS HAS CONFIRMED THE PRESENCE OF BLUE-GREEN ALGAE TOXINS WHICH CAN BE HARMFUL TO HUMANS AND ANIMALS. SWALLOWING, INHALING OR SKIN CONTACT WITH WATER DROPLETS SHOULD BE AVOIDED.
  • A HEALTH ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR SUNSET BAY STATE PARK BEACH LOCATED IN COOS COUNTY FOR HIGHER-THAN-NORMAL FECAL BACTERIA WHICH CAN RESULT IN DIARRHEA, STOMACH CRAMPS, SKIN RASHES, UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND OTHER ILLNESSES. DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE WATER – ESPECIALLY BY CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY, WHO MAY BE VULNERABLE TO WATERBORNE BACTERIA – SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN THIS AREA UNTIL THE ADVISORY IS LIFTED. VISITORS SHOULD AVOID WADING IN NEARBY CREEKS, POOLS OF WATER ON THE BEACH, OR IN DISCOLORED WATER AND STAY CLEAR OF WATER RUNOFF FLOWING INTO THE OCEAN.
  • A HEALTH ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR UPPER KLAMATH LAKE AND AGENCY LAKE DOWN TO KENO DAM, LOCATED JUST NORTH OF KLAMATH FALLS ALONG HIGHWAY 97 IN KLAMATH COUNTY. WATER MONITORING BY THE USGS HAS CONFIRMED THE PRESENCE OF BLUE-GREEN ALGAE TOXINS WHICH CAN BE HARMFUL TO HUMANS AND ANIMALS. SWALLOWING, INHALING OR SKIN CONTACT WITH WATER DROPLETS SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

 

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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis:

  • Mostly clear tonight,
  • AM clouds, partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday afternoon and in the evening, mostly cloudy late Wednesday night and Thursday AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon, partly cloudy with patchy fog late Thursday night and Friday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers in the evening and just partly cloudy late Friday night.
  • lows 47-45 highs near 75.
  • Partly cloudy with (20%) chance of showers and a bit cooler Saturday afternoon and evening, then just partly cloudy late Saturday night through Tuesday.
  • highs 72-77 cooling back to 72 Tuesday lows 47-50. (seasonal averages high 72 low 44)
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Your College Football Forecast:

Saturday October 3rd:

Ducks vs Colorado at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado – Kickoff 7:00 PM PDT (8:00 PM MDT): Mostly cloudy with the good chance of showers tapering off, temperature near 55 and cooling as the game progresses.

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Beavers have a BYE Week. Next game October 10th vs Arizona

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg:

  • Clear this evening, partly cloudy with patchy fog late tonight,
  • Mostly cloudy Wednesday AM, partly cloudy and a bit cooler in the afternoon and evening, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late Wednesday night and Thursday AM, sunny in the afternoon, clear in the evening, mostly clear late Thursday night,
  • Mostly sunny and a bit warmer Friday, then partly cloudy Friday night.
  • lows near 50 highs 77.
  • Partly cloudy Saturday through Tuesday.
  • highs 75-78 lows near 50. (seasonal averages high 74 low 48)

 

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend:

  • Partly cloudy this evening, becoming mostly cloudy with patchy fog and a slight (20%) chance of coastal drizzle late tonight while mostly cloudy with patchy fog inland late tonight,
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler Wednesday with a slight (20%) chance of coastal showers in the afternoon and evening, a slight (20%) chance of coastal rain late Wednesday night,
  • Mostly cloudy with patchy fog Thursday AM, sunny and a bit warmer in the afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly clear late Thursday night,
  • Mostly sunny Friday, then mostly clear at night.
  • lows 49-53 highs 63-65.
  • Partly cloudy and a bit warmer Saturday and Saturday night,
  • Sunny Sunday AM, then just partly cloudy and slightly cooler Sunday through Tuesday.
  • highs near 66 lows 50-53. (seasonal averages high 64 low 48).

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Forecast for the Cascades in Lane County:

  • Mostly clear tonight,
  • Mostly sunny Wednesday AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon through Thursday night,
  • Mostly sunny Friday, then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Friday night.
  • free air freezing level 12,000 ft. tonight and Wednesday, 11,000 ft. Wednesday night through Thursday night, 12,000 ft. Friday, then snow level above 8,000 ft. Friday night.
  • lows 42-38 highs near 65.
  • Partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers and a bit cooler Saturday and in the evening, just partly cloudy Saturday night,
  • Partly cloudy Sunday AM, mostly sunny and a bit warmer in the afternoon, then just partly cloudy Sunday night through Tuesday.
  • snow level above 8,000 ft. Saturday and Saturday night, free air freezing level 11,000 ft. Sunday, 12,000 ft. Sunday night through Monday night, then 11,000 ft. Tuesday.
  • highs 60-67 lows 39-42.

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**Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

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