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

We Need Them When That Orange Orb In The Sky Finally Peeks Out.

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Here is my new weekly weather quiz question. What is a “Diablo Wind?”   The first person to post the correct answer as a comment on this page will win a week of free personalized weather forecasts tailored to your needs.  Good luck.

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An Upper Level Low Pressure Trough (Shaded “U” shape with arrows) moves in sending moisture filled storms out way starting Tuesday. The graphics for days 1-3 show that complex frontal system headed our way Tuesday. The graphics for days 3-7 show the next frontal systems that will be moving through the Pacific Northwest Thursday through next Monday.

Note: Willamette Pass Ski is closed for the season due to a lack of snow, but Hoodoo is open Thursday through Sunday from 9 AM- 4 PM or 9 PM. Mt. Ashland is open and reports all lifts are operating. They will also be open 9 AM until 4 pm March 24th through April 1st for Spring break. Check their websites for details on days of operation and ski conditions.

 

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Air Quality Index:

Eugene/Springfield: The Air Quality Index is 31 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.

Oakridge: The Air Quality Index is 8 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.

Cottage Grove: The Air Quality Index is 5 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.

OakridgeGREEN – Burning is Allowed.

*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 11 AM UNTIL 5 PM TUESDAY FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY.
  • A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM TONIGHT UNTIL 5 PM TUESDAY FOR THE KLAMATH BASIN, NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY, AND CENTRAL, WESTERN, AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY.
  • 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:

  • Partly cloudy this evening, becoming mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain late tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with rain Tuesday (0.25 in. of rain possible), evening rain likely (70%),  showers likely (70%) late at night (0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers and a bit cooler Wednesday (0.10 in. of rain possible), a (40%) chance of showers and a bit cooler Wednesday night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a (30%) chance of showers Thursday, then a (40%) chance of showers at night.
  • lows 43-35 highs 57-50.
  • A mix of clouds and sun with a (30%) chance of showers and a bit cooler Friday, mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of showers at night,
  • A mix of clouds and sun with a (40%) chance of showers Saturday, mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of showers Saturday night,
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit warmer with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday and at night,
  • Then a mix of clouds and sun with a (30%) chance of showers and a bit warmer Monday.
  • highs 50-53 lows near 35. (seasonal averages high 56 low 37)

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Forecast for Roseburg:

  • Partly cloudy and becoming mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of evening rain, cloudy with rain late tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with AM rain and a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms, rain likely (70%) a bit cooler Tuesday afternoon (0.25 in. of rain possible) and breezy (Wind: S 15-25 mph decreasing to S 10-15 mph in the afternoon), evening rain, showers and colder late at night (0.25 in. of rain possible, snow level 3,000 ft. late at night),
  • Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of AM rain and snow showers, showers likely (70%) and a bit cooler Wednesday afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible, snow level 2,500 ft. rising to 3,000 ft. in the afternoon), a good (50%) chance of evening showers, a good (50%) chance of rain and snow showers late Wednesday night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible, snow level 3,000 ft.),
  • A (40%) chance of AM rain and snow showers, a (30%) chance of showers Thursday afternoon, then a good (50%) chance of showers at night.
  • lows 48-36 warming to 38 Thursday night highs 55-53.
  • Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of AM rain and snow showers, a (40%) chance of showers and a bit cooler Friday afternoon and evening, a (30%) chance of rain and snow showers late Friday night,
  • A (40%) chance of AM rain and snow showers, a (30%) chance of showers Saturday afternoon, a slight (20%) chance of rain and snow showers at night,
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit warmer with a slight (20%) chance of rain and snow showers Sunday through Monday.
  • highs 52-56 lows near 38. (seasonal averages high 57 low 39)

 

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

  • Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of evening rain, rain with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms late tonight (0.25 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with AM rain, rain likely (70%) and breezy (Wind: S 15-25 mph gusts to 40 mph decreasing to S 10-15 mph late afternoon) and a bit cooler Tuesday (0.25 in. of rain possible), evening coastal rain likely (70%) while evening inland rain, showers likely (70%) and a bit cooler at night (0.25 in. of rain possible),
  • A good (50%) chance of coastal showers Wednesday while a (40%) chance of inland AM showers and inland showers likely (70%) in the afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible), a good (50%) chance of showers Wednesday night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of showers Thursday and at night.
  • lows 47-39 highs near 52.
  • Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of showers Friday and Friday night,
  • Then mostly cloudy and a bit warmer with a (30%) chance of showers Saturday through Monday.
  • highs 52-54 lows near 40. (seasonal averages high 54 low 41)

 

 

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Forecast for the Cascades in Lane County:

  • More clouds to mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain late tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with rain and a bit cooler Tuesday (0.50 in. of rain possible),  evening rain and snow, rain and snow showers and colder at night (1-4 in. of snow possible),
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with rain and snow showers likely (70%) Wednesday (2 in. of snow possible), a (40%) chance of rain and snow showers Wednesday night (1 in. of snow possible),
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a (40%) chance of rain and snow showers Thursday, then a good (50%) chance of rain and snow showers tonight.
  • snow level 7,500 ft. tonight, 7,500 ft. falling to 5,500 ft. Tuesday afternoon, 4,500 ft. falling to 3,500 ft. Tuesday night, 3,000 ft. Wednesday, then 2,500 ft. Wednesday night through Thursday night.
  • lows 35-23 highs 39-36.
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a (40%) chance of rain and snow showers Friday and at night,
  • A good (50%) chance of rain and snow showers and a bit warmer Saturday, mostly a (40%) chance of rain and snow showers Saturday night,
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit warmer with a slight (20%) chance of rain and snow showers Sunday and at night,
  • Then a mix of clouds and sun with a (30%) chance of showers and a bit warmer Monday.
  • snow level 5,500 ft. Friday through Sunday night,
  • Then a mix of clouds and sun with a (30%) chance of showers Monday.
  • highs 34-37 lows near 23.

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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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