January 21 – Morning Headlines

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Pale Rider - Kyle Bushman illustrates making lemonade from the lemons of the recent flooding...with a little help from some accomplices..er, friends.

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Pale Rider - Kyle Bushman illustrates making lemonade from the lemons of the recent flooding...with a little help from some accomplices..er, friends.
  • County tells residents in flood areas to test wells
    Lane County is urging residents who have any concerns about the quality of their well water following this week’s flooding to have their water tested before using it. Floodwater can contain all manner of pollutants, from bacteria to gasoline, to oil …
  • State defends public retirement rulings
    The state of Oregon is defending court rulings that have stymied legislative efforts to overhaul the pension system for public employees. A brief filed Thursday in the Oregon Court of Appeals argues that the “rule of necessity” allows Oregon Suprem…
  • Mapleton begins to dig out from under a layer of mud
    Flood waters from the Siuslaw River began receding Friday, leaving behind a coating of mud in communities along its banks. By 10 a.m., the water had fallen by 8 feet, to about 20 feet, at Mapleton although the Siuslaw remained above flood …
  • Storm victim alive but paralyzed
    A Florence man whose neck broke in several places when his truck got hit by a tree in a windstorm on Wednesday morning is paralyzed from the chest down.
  • Occupy Eugene event flier catches police attention
    Occupy Eugene organizers say promotional materials for an anti-bank protest on Monday aren’t intended to scare anyone into thinking property damage is part of their plan. But the event announcement and an associated flier that includes an image of a …
  • Test results still pending in Creswell teen’s death
    A state medical examiner said it may be several more weeks before the completion of toxicology reports that could shed light on circumstances that led to the death of a Creswell teen last month. Lane County sheriff’s officials are working with medica…
  • Jury selected in Swartout case
    Jurors will hear opening statements Monday morning from prosecution and defense lawyers in the aggravated murder trial of Angelica Swartout. Lane County Circuit Judge Suzanne Chanti swore in a jury of eight women and four men Friday afternoon. They and…
  • Lane County Flood, Evacuation and Road Closure Update
    Waters of the Mohawk, Siuslaw and Long Tom Rivers continue to recede after heavy rains decreased over the past 8 hours. Residents may start returning to their homes at this…

Tim Chuey Weather:

Rain and windy for your Saturday and it looks wet right through next week.

High: 48
Low: 35
Rain: 3/4″

An upper level low pressure trough (“U” shape on yellow line) will be moving closer to us then moving through. A frontal system pushed through Oregon and yet another storm is right on it’s heals to make sure we stay very wet over the weekend into next week when more frontal systems will roll through the Pacific Northwest. Mt. Ashland is open. Hoodoo is open (as usual closed Wednesdays). Willamette Pass  was oped today and will be open Saturday and Sunday. Please check the ski resort web sites for the latest details and updates as the new storms could improve the snowpack for skiing.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy and cooler with rain (0.25 in. of rain possible) Saturday and windy (wind: S 20-30 mph shifting W 10-15 mph in the afternoon), showers Saturday evening, rain (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) likely (60%) late Saturday night, rain Sunday (0.25 in. of rain possible) and Sunday night, showers Monday and Monday evening, then rain late Monday night lows 42-35 highs 45-48. Mostly cloudy with rain Tuesday through Wednesday night, showers likely (60%) Thursday and Thursday night, then mostly cloudy Friday AM, and a mix of clouds and sun with a good (50%) chance of showers Friday afternoon highs 49-55 cooling to 47 Friday lows 40-35. (seasonal averages high 48 low 35)

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.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

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