September 27 – Morning Headlines

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  • Non-Eugene Resident Emergency User Fees
    The Eugene city council voted in favor of charging a fee for fire and ambulance services if patients live outside of Eugene city limits.   The vote was unanimous and according to city estimates, the new fees should bring in $12,600 mo…
  • Vehicle and trailer block northbound I-5 in Eugene
    All lanes of northbound Interstate at milepost 191 south of Eugene were temporarily blocked last evening by an overturned vehicle pulling a trailer. Northbound traffic was directed off the freeway onto Franklin Boulevard, then onto the Ferry Street…
  • LRAPA fines Seneca in wake of failed pollution control test
    A new wood-burning electricity plant just north of Eugene has flunked a small part of its initial pollution control test — and, consequently, it’s paid the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency a $9,856 fine. The problems are related to emissions of …
  • Springfield settles police suit
    The city of Springfield will pay $50,000 to settle a $622,000 federal lawsuit filed by a man who claimed that two police officers used excessive force when arresting him in January 2009. David Pernell Sutton alleged that he suffered a broken shoulder w…
  • Springfield Police Arrest Predatory Sex Offender
    Springfield police want to let parents know they arrested a predatory sex offender.   The Springfield School District sent a letter home to parents on Friday warning them about Randy Tompkins.   Officers arrested him Friday eveni…
  • Man Arrested for High Speed Chase in Stolen Car
    Lane County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after they say they chased him going 80 to 100 miles per hour in the Santa Clara area.   Deputies say they’d just gotten a stolen car report when they saw the car and followed it.  …
  • Gas Leak Shuts Down Part of Oak Street
    Part of Oak Street was shut down while emergency crews took care of a gas leak.   Construction crews hit a gas line on 18th Avenue and Oak Street where they are building an apartment complex.   Oak Street was shut down from 18th Avenue to Ci…
  • Eugene Proposes Amendment to Land Use Code
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a place to build a new outpatient clinic in either Eugene or Springfield, and Eugene wants that to be in their city.   But there’s a little issue with Eugene’s zoning.  The VA n..
  • Gateway Post Office Creates New Zip Code
    A change in under way at the local branch of the U.S. Post Office.   Hundreds of customers are getting their addresses changed because of the creation of a new zip code.   Monday, when customers at the Gateway Post Office ca…
  • Commission Postpones Decision About Oakway Cell Tower
    Discussions continued Monday about the proposed cell phone tower at the Oakway Golf Course, but the Eugene Planning Commission took no final action.   Commissioners mulled over the conditions they could set for the proposed AT&T …
  • Gas Prices Dropping
    The Lundberg Survey says the national average of gas in the U.S. dropped 12 cents over the past two weeks.   Analysts say crude oil prices have gone down, but the current average is still 85 cents higher than it was a year ago.   Acc…
  • City Admits Alder Street Might Need Some Tweaking
    The city says the newest street design in the University of Oregon area might need some tweaking.   The changes to Alder Street are causing some confusion among drivers.   It seems like the biggest confusion to the new street desi…
  • LaMichael James named Pac-12 player of the week
    After setting the Oregon single-game rushing record with his 288-yard outburst on Saturday, junior running back LaMichael James was chosen as the Pac-12 player of the week on offense, the conference announced Monday. James also set the school record wi…

Tim Chuey Weather:

After a pretty good chance of AM showers for your Tuesday the chance of precipitation will drop until late Thursday night when slight chances return.

An upper level trough of low pressure has moved in along the coast bringing the chance of rain with it. A frontal system is pushing through the Pacific Northwest but it looks like most of the precipitation will be concentrated to our North. A break and yet another frontal system will come in later in the week to increase the chances of precipitation again.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers this AM, a slight (20%) chance of showers in the afternoon, mostly cloudy in the evening,  partly cloudy with patchy fog late at night and early Wednesday AM, mostly sunny Wednesday afternoon, mostly clear Wednesday night, mostly sunny, mostly clear in the evening, mostly sunny Thursday, mostly clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain late Thursday night highs 69-83 lows near 50. Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Friday and Friday evening, then a slight (20%) chance of showers late Friday night, a mix of clouds and sun Saturday AM, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of  showers Saturday through Sunday AM, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday afternoon, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday evening, a (30%) chance of rain late Sunday night, then a mix of clouds and sun with a (40%) chance of rain Monday highs 72-77 lows near 50. (seasonal averages high 74 low 45)

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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