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

Remember 2017? Here Are Eugene’s Weather Highlights For The Year.

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Upper Level High Pressure (Shaded “Arch” shape with blue arrows) weakened its hold on us. The graphics for days 1-3 show the next frontal system that that will move through the Pacific Northwest Thursday. An Upper Level Low Pressure Trough now takes control of our weather. The graphics for days 3-7 show the next frontal systems heading our way next Tuesday and approaching the coast next Wednesday.

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Air Quality Index:

Eugene/Springfield: The Air Quality Index is 12 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.

Oakridge: The Air Quality Index is 14 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.

Cottage Grove: The Air Quality Index is 8 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 HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM UNTIL 5 PM THURSDAY NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS FOR THE NORTH OREGON COAST.
  • WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM THURSDAY UNTIL 4 AM FRIDAY FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY, AND WESTERN, CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY.
  • A HIGH WIND WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT FOR  NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY, AND WESTERN, CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY.
  • A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM UNTIL 10 PM THURSDAY FOR CENTRAL OREGON.
  • 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:

  • Mostly cloudy with a  (50%) chance of rain and a bit cooler this afternoon and this evening (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), rain late tonight (0.25 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit warmer with rain becoming showers Thursday afternoon (0.50 in. of rain possible) and breezy (Wind: S 15-20 mph gusts to 35 mph), showers likely (70%) Thursday night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a slight (20%) chance of showers Friday (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), then partly cloudy with patchy fog late at night.
  • highs 48-58 cooling to 50 Friday lows 46-35.
  • Areas of AM fog, partly cloudy with patchy lingering fog Saturday afternoon and Sunday, partly cloudy with patchy fog Saturday night,
  • Patchy AM fog, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), rain at night,
  • Then rain likely (70%) and a bit cooler Tuesday.
  • highs near 50 lows 34-39.  (seasonal averages high 46 low 34)

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Forecast for Roseburg:

  • Cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers and a bit cooler this afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), a (40%) chance of evening showers, a good (50%) chance of rain tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with rain Thursday (0.25 in. of rain possible) and breezy (Wind: SW 15-25 mph gusts to 40 mph by late AM into the afternoon), a (40%) chance of showers Thursday night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Patchy AM fog with a slight (20%) chance of showers, mostly cloudy and a bit cooler Friday afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), then partly cloudy with patchy fog at night.
  • highs 50-47 lows 45-34.
  • Patchy AM and late night fog, partly cloudy and a bit warmer Saturday and Sunday, partly cloudy at night.
  • Areas of AM fog, partly cloudy Saturday through Sunday (a bit warmer), a slight (20%) chance of rain at night,
  • Patchy AM fog, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Monday afternoon (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) rain likely (60%) at night,
  • Then mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Tuesday.
  • highs 48-55 cooling to 52 Tuesday lows 38-43. (seasonal averages high 49 low 36)

 

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

  • Cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers and a bit warmer this afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), a good (50%) chance of evening rain, rain late tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • A bit warmer with rain and windy  (Wind SW 20-25 mph gusts to 45 mph) Thursday (0.50 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Thursday night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with patchy AM fog and a slight (20%) chance of coastal showers while a slight (20%) chance of inland showers and a bit cooler Friday afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), then mostly cloudy and colder with patchy fog late at night.
  • highs 52-55 lows 50-42.
  • Areas of AM fog, just mostly cloudy and a bit warmer Saturday, partly cloudy with patchy fog late Saturday night,
  • Areas of AM fog, mostly cloudy Sunday afternoon, and Sunday night,
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a (40%) chance of rain Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), rain Monday night,
  • Then mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Tuesday.
  • highs 58-53 lows 42-46. (seasonal averages high 51 low 40)

 

 

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Forecast for the Cascades in Lane County:

  • Cloudy and a bit cooler with a good (50%) chance of rain and snow this afternoon and evening, rain and snow likely (70%) again late tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible, 1 in. of snow possible),
  • Cloudy and a bit warmer with rain Thursday (0.50 in. of rain possible) and windy (Wind: S 20-30 mph gusts to 50 mph), rain and snow showers Thursday night and breezy (Wind: SW 15-30 mph gusts to 45 mph decreasing to  SW 10-15 mph late Thursday night),
  • Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of AM rain and snow showers, a slight (20%) chance of rain and snow showers  and a bit cooler Friday afternoon, then just partly cloudy at night.
  • snow level 2,500 ft. rising to 3,500 ft. this afternoon, 5,000 ft. tonight, 6,500 ft. Thursday, 4,000 ft, Thursday night, 4,500 ft. Friday, then free air freezing level 6,000 ft. Friday night.
  • highs 36-44 cooling to 39 Friday lows 33-28.
  • Partly cloudy and a bit warmer Saturday through Sunday night,
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a slight (20%) chance of rain Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), rain at night,
  • Then rain and snow likely (70%) and a bit cooler Tuesday.
  • free air freezing level 9,000 ft. Saturday and Saturday night, 8,000 ft. Sunday and Sunday night, snow level 7,000 ft. Monday, 6,500 ft. Monday night, then 4,000 ft. Tuesday.
  • highs 49-38 lows 30-32.

 

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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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