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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 today. 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 47 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.

Oakridge: The Air Quality Index is 91 in the Moderate category measuring Particulate Matter.

Cottage Grove: The Air Quality Index is 47 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 TODAY FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY.
  • A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON 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:

  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with rain today (0.50 in. of rain possible), evening rain likely (70%),  showers likely (70%) late tonight (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.
  • highs 57-50 lows 37-35.
  • 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:

  • Mostly cloudy with showers likely (70%) a bit cooler this afternoon (0.25 in. of rain possible), evening showers likely (70%), showers and colder late tonight (0.25 in. of rain possible, snow level 3,000 ft. late at night),
  • Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of AM showers likely (70%), a good (50%) chance of showers and a bit cooler Wednesday afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible, snow level 2,500 ft.), a slight (20%) chance of evening showers, a slight (20%) chance of rain and snow showers late Wednesday night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible, evening snow level 2,500 ft.),
  • Cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain and snow showers Thursday, then a good (50%) chance of rain and snow showers at night.
  • highs 56-53 lows 39-36 warming to 38 Thursday night.
  • 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 58 low 39)

 

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

  • Mostly cloudy with showers likely (70%) and breezy (Wind: S 15-25 mph decreasing to S 10-15 mph late this afternoon) and a bit cooler this afternoon (0.25 in. of rain possible), evening showers likely (70%), showers and a bit cooler late tonight (0.25 in. of rain possible),
  • A  (30%) chance of showers Wednesday (0.10 in. of rain possible), a (30%) chance of showers Wednesday night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with AM showers likely (70%), rain likely (70%) Thursday, a (40%) chance of rain at night.
  • highs 54-52 lows 42-39.
  • 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:

  • Mostly cloudy with rain and a bit cooler today (0.50 in. of rain possible), rain and snow likely (70%) and colder late tonight (0.25 in. of rain possible, 1 in. of snow possible),
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with rain and snow showers likely (70%) Wednesday (0.10 in. of rain possible, 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 good (50%) chance of rain and snow showers Thursday (2 in. of snow possible) and at night (2 in. of snow possible).
  • snow level 7,000 ft. falling to 5,500 ft. this afternoon, 3,500 ft. tonight, 3,000 ft. Wednesday, 2,500 ft. Wednesday night, 2,000 ft. Thursday, the  3,000 ft. Thursday night.
  • highs 39-36 lows 25-23.
  • 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 3,000 ft. Friday, 2,500 ft. Friday night and Saturday, 3,000 ft. Saturday night, 2,500 ft. Sunday, then 3,000 ft. Sunday night and 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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