February 15 – Morning Headlines

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Judge dismisses lawsuit: Parvin Butte neighbors asked for a site review so that they could limit noise, dust, traffic and other problems from the mining company and make living next to a quarry easier. The developers didn’t want to do a site review because it can be time consuming and very expensive.
  • Justice courts on chopping block
    Lane County could close one or both of its two remaining justice courts as it continues to deal with the impending loss of federal funding. County commissioners could decide today whether to close the courts in Springfield and Florence, which handle tr…
  • Creswell authorizes legal fees in battle with skydivers
    The City Council voted Tuesday to “vigorously defend” Creswell against a complaint filed with the Federal Aviation Administration, authorizing up to $100,000 in the first round of legal fees in the battle over skydiving at the city’s…
  • Oregon Senate backs Kitzhaber health overhaul
    The Oregon Senate has approved Gov. John Kitzhaber’s proposal to redesign Oregon’s health care system beginning with the Oregon Health Plan.
  • Springfield Jack in the Box Robbed Overnight
    An armed man robbed a Springfield Jack In The Box Tuesday morning.   Shortly after 1 a.m. a man drove up to the drive-through window of the Jack In The Box on Pioneer Parkway East. He displayed a black handgun, demanded money, and…
  • County dismisses penalties for mine 

    Developers can mine basalt from Parvin Butte without first getting a site review to examine the impact on neighbors, Lane County Hearings Officer Gary Darnielle ruled Tuesday. Darnielle also dismissed $7,650 in fines that the county had levied against …
  • Trial begins in 2010 beating death of Springfield high school student 

    The beating that killed Allyson Archibald was so severe that a passerby who ran barefoot to render aid could feel the 18-year-old Springfield woman’s blood warming the cold, wet sidewalk, the would-be rescuer testified Tuesday at the trial of Archiba…
  • Sweet Home School District to Change to 4-Day School Week 

    The Sweet Home School District is looking at a big schedule change, they’re switching to a four-day school week.   School board members in Sweet Home voted 5-3 on Monday to switch from the 5-day school week they currently have, to a 4-day sc…
  • LTD weighs 17% bus fare increase 

    Facing an increase in costs, Lane Transit District will consider a rate increase of 17 percent by summer.
  • Risky ‘choking game’ crops up at South Eugene
    Pockets of students at South Eugene High School are experimenting with an old and dangerous game: choking themselves for the brief disorienting thrill that some say going unconscious provides. Principal Randy Bernstein informed parents in a weekly elec…

Tim Chuey Weather:

After some early morning fog and low clouds your Wednesday will have lots of afternoon sunshine as long as the low clouds and fog burn off. How long will the break last?

High: 54
Low: 32
Rain: trace, fog

high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on yellow line) has moved away and a trough of low pressure (“U” shape on the yellow line) is taking over.  A frontal system pushed through to the southeast dragging rain along with it, while another one is moving through the Pacific Northwest. A short dry period Wednesday, but there will be even more frontal systems (position shown is Friday) that will keep the showers around through the rest of the week.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog this AM, a mix of clouds and sun by late in the afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late tonight and Thursday AM, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain in the afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) Thursday night and Friday, rain likely (60%)  in the evening, showers likely (60%) late Friday night highs 45-54 lows 32-40 cooling to 37 Friday night. Mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) Saturday and Saturday night, rain likely (60%) Sunday (snow level 1,000 ft.) and Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Monday (Presidents’ Day) through Tuesday highs 46-52  lows 35-40. (seasonal averages high 51 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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