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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 our way. The graphics for days 1-3 show that complex frontal system that moved through Tuesday and the next one approaching the coast Thursday morning. The graphics for days 3-7 show the next frontal system that will be moving through the Pacific Northwest next Wednesday.

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 8 in the Good category measuring Particulate Matter.

Oakridge: The Air Quality Index is 9 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 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 with a good (50%) chance of showers and a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms and a bit cooler this afternoon and evening (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a slight (20%) chance of showers late tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of AM showers, showers likely (70%) with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening (0.10 in. of rain possible), a good (50%) chance of showers at night (0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers and a bit cooler Friday and Friday night.
  • highs 54-50 lows near 35.
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a good (50%) chance of showers Saturday through Sunday night,
  • A mix of clouds and sun and a bit warmer Monday, partly cloudy at night,
  • Then a mix of clouds and sun and a bit warmer with a slight (20%) chance of showers Tuesday.
  • highs 49-58 lows 35-37. (seasonal averages high 56 low 37)

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Forecast for Roseburg:

  • Partly cloudy and cooler this afternoon, a slight (20%) chance of evening showers, a (30%) chance of rain and snow showers late tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible, snow level 3,000 ft.falling to 2,000 ft. late),
  • A (40%) chance of AM rain and snow showers likely (70%), rain and snow showers and a bit cooler Thursday afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible), cloudy with evening showers, a good (50%) chance of rain and snow showers late at night (0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain and snow showers and a bit cooler Friday, then a (30%) chance of rain and snow showers Friday night.
  • highs 53-50 lows near 37.
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit warmer with a good (50%) chance of rain and snow showers Saturday, a slight (20%) chance of rain and snow showers at night,
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit warmer with a (30%) chance of rain and snow showers Sunday, a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday night,
  • Mostly cloudy Monday AM, partly cloudy and a bit warmer in the afternoon, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers at night,
  • Then mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a slight (20%) chance of rain Tuesday.
  • highs 52-62 cooling to 59 Tuesday lows 37-39. (seasonal averages high 58 low 39)

 

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

  • Partly cloudy this afternoon and evening, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of evening coastal showers and mostly cloudy with coastal showers likely (70%) late while partly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of inland showers tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible),
  • Mostly cloudy with showers Thursday (0.25 in. of rain possible, AM snow level 2,000 ft.), evening coastal showers with coastal showers likely (70%) late at night while inland showers likely (70%) Thursday night (0.10 in. of rain possible, snow level 2,000 ft. late at night),
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a good (50%) chance of showers Friday (AM snow level 2,000 ft.), then a slight (20%) chance of showers Friday night.
  • highs 52-50 lows near 38.
  • Mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of showers Saturday through Sunday (a bit warmer), a slight (20%) chance of showers at night,
  • AM clouds, partly cloudy and a bit warmer Monday afternoon, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday night,
  • Then mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a (30%) chance of rain Tuesday.
  • highs 50-60 cooling to 56 Tuesday lows 39-43. (seasonal averages high 54 low 42)

 

 

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Forecast for the Cascades in Lane County:

  • Mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain and snow showers this afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible, 1 in. of snow possible), a (40%) chance of evening rain and snow showers,  a slight (20%) chance of showers late tonight,
  • A good (50%) chance of AM snow showers, snow showers likely (70%) Thursday afternoon (2 in. of snow possible), cloudy with evening rain and snow showers, a (30%) chance of rain and sow showers late at night (2 in. of snow possible),
  • Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a good (50%) chance of snow showers Friday (2 in. of snow possible), then a good (50%) chance of rain and snow showers Friday night.
  • snow level 3,000 ft. today, 2,500 ft. tonight, 2,000 ft. Thursday, 2,500 ft. Thursday night, 2,000 ft. Friday, then 3,000 ft. Friday night.
  • highs near 35 lows near 22.
  • Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely (70%) and a bit cooler Saturday, a good (50%) chance of evening rain and snow showers, a good (50%) chance of snow showers late Saturday night,
  • Mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of AM snow showers, a bit warmer with a (40%) chance of rain and snow showers Sunday afternoon and evening, a (40%) chance of rain and snow showers late at night,
  • A mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of AM snow showers, a slight (20%) chance of rain and snow showers and a bit warmer Monday afternoon, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain and snow showers Monday night,
  • Then a mix of clouds and sun with a (30%) chance of rain and snow showers Tuesday.
  • snow level 2,500 ft. Saturday, 2,000 ft. Saturday night, 2,500 ft. rising to 3,500 ft. Sunday afternoon, 3,000 ft. Sunday night, 3,500 ft. rising to 4,500 ft. Monday afternoon, then 4,000 ft. Monday night and Tuesday.
  • highs 32-40 lows 22-28.

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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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