August 13 – Morning Headlines
- Fire hits Eugene restaurant, arson suspected
Eugene and Santa Clara fire crews put out a suspicious early morning fire at a restaurant on River Road Monday.
- Charter contract up for a hearing
HomeSource Family Charter School will appeal the Bethel School Board’s decision to terminate its contract at a public meeting today, and the district — anticipating a crowd — will hold the meeting at Prairie Mountain School rather than in the muc…
- Accident in Glenwood kills driver
A 79-year-old Eugene man was killed Sunday morning when his white 1987 Cadillac convertible left the roadway on Glenwood Boulevard and struck a tree, Springfield police said. John Wayne Hooton was pronounced dead at the scene shortly be…
- Climate lawsuit appealed
Two young Eugene residents are appealing a local judge’s April dismissal of their lawsuit alleging that the state of Oregon is violating the public trust by failing to take adequate steps to prevent climate change. Olivia Chernaik, 12; Kelsey Juliana…
- Police say alcohol is factor in crash
Newspaper carrier Christopher Burgess and his 10-year-old son, Ethan Hathaway, had just pulled out onto Highway 99 North to start Burgess’ 172-paper route early Sunday morning when another driver crossed the center line and struck them…
- Oakridge area fires continue to spread
The Buckhead Complex fires near Westfir and Oakridge have now burned well over 100 combined acres, Willamette National Forest officials said Saturday. The complex, which includes more than 15 fires that ignited during a lightning storm on …
- AAA: Average price of gasoline in Oregon $3.87
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.87.
- Grant targets bike fatality site
A new federal grant will allow Lane County to begin planning much-needed improvements to a dangerous stretch of Territorial Highway near Lorane, six years after a tragic accident claimed the life of a popular Eugene bicyclist. The county announced Frid…
- Fire levels historic Goodpasture log home
A log home that burned to the ground in a spectacular fire adjacent to the McKenzie River on Saturday was built in the 1930s by Gordon Goodpasture, his nephew said on Sunday. The riverside house at 45241 Goodpasture Road was a total loss, wi…
- Eugene bows out at region
The Eugene Challengers couldn’t keep their streak of elimination-game wins alive, losing their first loser-out game in 10 tries this postseason with a 7-2 loss to Waipahu, Hawaii, in the American Legion Northwest Regional baseball…
- Ems can’t cash in early chances
The opportunities were there early for the Eugene Emeralds on Sunday afternoon, but a stellar effort from the Tri-City pitching staff resulted in a 5-3 loss for the Ems in front of 2,386 in Northwest League baseball at PK Park. One night after scoring ..
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Tim Chuey Weather:
Forecast: Partly Cloudy
A high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on brown line) has been building over us and will allow for another day of hot weather. The ridge will weaken today and Tuesday along with a weak cold front (position shown is Wednesday AM) that will slide by mainly north of us Tuesday not having any effect on our weather except to cool us down a bit and making us feel like the hot weather is over. The high pressure ridge will strengthen again for another round of increasing temperatures back to hot. [Earth is in a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Worldwide observers are reporting more than 30 Perseids per hour, a number that could have tripled when Earth reached the heart of the debris zone today. Meteor shower forecasters recommend looking during the dark hours before dawn when activity is expected to be highest. The meteor shower will continue for a few more days with fewer meteors visible per hour. Visit http://spaceweather.com for sky maps, observing tips, and links to a live meteor radar].
Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: A mix of clouds and sun this AM, sunny and a bit cooler this afternoon, partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday AM, sunny in the afternoon, clear in the evening, partly cloudy Tuesday night, a mix of clouds and sun Wednesday AM, sunny and warmer in the afternoon, then clear Wednesday night highs 89-87 warming to near 95 Wednesday lows 53-57 cooling to 54 Wednesday night. Sunny and warmer again Thursday, clear at night, mostly sunny and cooler Friday, mostly clear in the evening, mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday AM, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms Saturday night and Sunday AM, then mostly sunny Sunday afternoon highs 95-82 lows near 54. (seasonal averages high 83 low 51)
- Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg
- Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend
- Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County
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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