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Check out my latest Eugene Daily News Weather Or Not column:

I Promise To…I Promise Not To…Awh, Forget It!

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Upper Level High Pressure (Shaded “Arch” shape with blue arrows) weakens its hold on us. The graphics for days 1-3 show the frontal system moving through the Pacific Northwest today. An Upper Level Low Pressure Trough takes control of our weather starting today. The graphics for days 3-7 show the next frontal systems heading our way Friday through next Tuesday.

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Air Quality Index:

Eugene/Springfield: The Air Quality Index is 23 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.

Oakridge: The Air Quality Index is 71 in the Moderate category measuring Particulate Matter.

Cottage Grove: The Air Quality Index is 28 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.

Data courtesy of Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA)

 

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Home Wood Heating Advisory:

(Posted Daily)

Eugene-Springfield:  GREEN – Burning is Allowed.

Oakridge:  YELLOW – Caution is Advised.

*Note: Pellet stoves may be used anytime if they produce no visible emissions.

Data courtesy of Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA)

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Advisories:

  • A PERMANENT HEALTH ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTH UMPQUA RIVER BAR. POOLS IN THE BEDROCK ALONG THE RIVERS EDGE ARE KNOWN TO DEVELOP BLUE-GREEN ALGAE (CYANOBACTERIAL) BLOOMS THAT CAN BE HARMFUL TO PETS AND PEOPLE IF ACCIDENTAL INGESTION OCCURS. SIGNS HAVE BEEN POSTED ALONG SEVERAL ACCESS AREAS ALONG THE  RIVER.

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

  • Cloudy with showers this AM, a bit warmer with a good (50%) chance of afternoon and evening  ( 0.25 in. of rain possible), a good (50%) chance of rain late tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with rain and a bit warmer Wednesday (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), rain likely (70%) at night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit warmer with rain Thursday (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), then showers Thursday night.
  • highs 47-56 lows 37-42 cooling to 39 Thursday night.
  • Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers and a bit cooler Friday, partly cloudy with patchy fog late Friday night,
  • Areas of AM fog, partly cloudy and bit warmer with patchy lingering fog Saturday afternoon and Sunday,                                                              partly cloudy with patchy fog Saturday night,
  • Areas of AM fog, partly cloudy and a bit warmer Sunday afternoon, a slight (20%) chance of rain at night,
  • Patchy AM fog, then a mix of clouds and sun with a (40%) chance of rain Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
  • highs 49-52 lows 35-37.  (seasonal averages high 46 low 34)

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Forecast for Roseburg:

  • Cloudy with rain this AM, a good (50%) chance of showers this afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible), a slight (20%) chance of evening showers, a good (50%) chance of rain late tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible, snow level 3,500 ft. falling to 3,000 ft. late tonight),
  • Cloudy with AM rain likely (70%), a good (50%) chance of rain and a bit warmer Wednesday afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible, AM snow level 3,500 ft.) and at night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with AM rain likely (70%), a bit warmer with rain Thursday afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), then cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Thursday night.
  • highs 48-55 lows 40-45 cooling to 42 Thursday night.
  • Patchy AM fog, mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a slight (20%) chance of showers Friday afternoon, partly cloudy with patchy fog late Friday  night,
  • Areas of AM fog, partly cloudy Saturday through Sunday (a bit warmer), a slight (20%) chance of rain at night,
  •  Then mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
  • highs 50-53 lows near 38. (seasonal averages high 49 low 36)

 

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Forecast for The South Oregon Coast Including Coos Bay and North Bend:

  • AM coastal showers likely (70%) and afternoon showers while inland AM showers a good (50%) chance of showers this afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), a slight (20%) chance of evening showers, a good (50%) chance of rain late tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Cloudy with rain likely (70%) Wednesday AM, a good (50%) chance of rain in the afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) and Wednesday night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • A bit warmer with rain and breezy Thursday (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), then mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Thursday night.
  • highs 52-57 lows 42-48 cooling to 43 Thursday night.
  • Patchy AM fog, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Friday, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late at night,
  • Areas of AM fog, just mostly cloudy Saturday through Sunday (a bit warmer), partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of Sunday night,
  • Then mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a (40%) chance of rain Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
  • highs 56-59 cooling back to 56 Monday lows 42-40 warming to 43 Sunday night. (seasonal averages high 51 low 40)

 

 

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Forecast for the Cascades in Lane County:

  • Rain and snow this AM, cloudy and a bit cooler with rain and snow showers likely (70%) this afternoon and evening (0.50 in. of rain possible, 2 in. of snow possible), rain and snow likely (70%) late tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible, 1 in. of snow possible),
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with rain and snow Wednesday, evening rain and snow likely (70%), rain and snow likely (70%) again late Wednesday night,
  • Cloudy and a bit warmer with a rain Thursday, then rain and snow showers Thursday night.
  • snow level 5,500 ft. falling to 4,500 ft. this afternoon, 3,500 ft. tonight, 3,000 ft. rising to 4,500 ft. Wednesday, 5,000 ft. Wednesday night, 6,500 ft. Thursday, then 5,500 ft, Thursday night.
  • highs 38-42 lows 28-32 cooling to 29 Thursday night.
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a slight (20%) chance of rain and snow showers Friday, just partly cloudy at night,
  • Partly cloudy and a bit warmer Saturday through Sunday night,
  • Then a mix of clouds and sun and a bit cooler with a (40%) chance of rain Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
  • snow level 4,500 ft. Friday, free air freezing level 6,500 ft Friday night, 8,000 ft. Saturday, 9,000 ft. Saturday night through Sunday night, then snow level 7,000 ft. Monday.
  • highs 39-48 cooling to 46 Monday lows 28-32.

 

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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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