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There will be a break from the heat, but we’ll have to wait a couple of days.

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Here is my weekly weather quiz question. You have a basement, and your friend says to go to the southwest corner if a tornado is approaching. Is that a good thing to do and why or why not? Please remember to post your answer as a comment by clicking on “no comments /comments” in the upper right hand portion of this page under the caption, then add your comment. The first person to post the correct answer will win a week of free personalized  weather forecasts tailored to your needs. The answer has to be a comment to win. An email answer will not count. Good luck.

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Advisories: A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT  THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES AND FOOTHILLS. THAT MEANS THERE IS A HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE AREAS LISTED.

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Saturday College Football Forecasts: Ducks vs. Nevada at Autzen Stadium – Kickoff time 12:30 PM – Sunny and hot, warming from near 80 to the mid 90s by the end of the game. Beavers vs Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin – Kickoff 11:00 AM CDT 9:00 AM PDT – Mostly sunny & warming from near 60 to near 80 by the end of the game.

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We will be staying under a strengthening blocking high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) for the week assuring that we will stay from very warm to hot. It looks like a frontal system will move in early next week and that could break the back of this heat wave as long as the ridge weakens or moves to the East.

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Here are your detailed forecasts.**

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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Sunny and very warm today, clear tonight, mostly sunny & hot Saturday, clear Saturday night, mostly sunny and still very warm Sunday, then mostly clear Sunday night highs near 92-95 cooling to near 90 Sunday lows 54-52. Mostly sunny Monday and Tuesday, mostly clear Monday night, mostly cloudy late Tuesday night and Wednesday AM, mostly sunny Wednesday afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, then partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday highs 84-76 lows 53-47. (seasonal averages high 79 low 48)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: Sunny  today through Sunday AM with mostly clear nights, then partly cloudy Sunday afternoon and Sunday night highs 92-96 cooling to 92 Sunday lows near 57. Partly cloudy Monday through Thursday highs 89-80 lows 55-50. (seasonal averages high 81 low 53)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Partly cloudy with patchy coastal fog this AM, sunny this afternoon and Saturday afternoon with partly cloudy nights and early AM with patchy coastal fog, mostly cloudy with patchy coastal fog Sunday AM and late at night, mostly sunny Sunday afternoon highs 65-68 lows near 53. Mostly cloudy with patchy fog early Monday AM and late Monday night, mostly cloudy Monday afternoon and Tuesday through Thursday AM, then just partly cloudy Thursday afternoon highs 65-62 lows near 50. (seasonal averages high 65 low 51).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County: Mostly sunny today and Saturday, a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms near Willamette Pass this afternoon and evening, mostly clear at night, mostly sunny Sunday, then mostly clear Sunday night free air freezing level 14,000 ft. today through Sunday night highs 82-84 lows near 54. Mostly sunny Monday through Wednesday with mostly clear nights, then partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday free air freezing level 14,000 ft. Monday through Wednesday, then 13,000 ft. Wednesday night and Thursday highs 77-68 lows near 50.

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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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Get your local Eugene-Springfield news on-line at EugeneDailyNews.com.

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73 year old man crashes pickup into Gilchrist post office

Oregon State Police say a 73-year-old man crashed his pickup truck into the Post Office in the small central Oregon town of Gilchrist but no one was injured.

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UO provost to take break

University of Oregon Provost Jim Bean announced Thursday that he will step down from his post temporarily to continue recovering from a health problem he has been battling since June. Bean, the No. 2 administrator at the university, suffered blood clots in his lungs, known as a pulmonary embolism. He …


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Lane County heading to court to try to block festival

The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously this afternoon to go to court for a temporary restraining order to block a music festival from taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Blachly. The board said the failure of the “Where Life Begins 2011” event to obtain needed permits presents …


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Had enough of the hot weather? Sorry, but the cooler weather won’t get here for a few days.

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Here is my weekly weather quiz question. You have a basement, and your friend says to go to the southwest corner if a tornado is approaching. Is that a good thing to do and why or why not? Please remember to post your answer as a comment by clicking on “no comments /comments” in the upper right hand portion of this page under the caption, then add your comment. The first person to post the correct answer will win a week of free personalized  weather forecasts tailored to your needs. The answer has to be a comment to win. An email answer will not count. Good luck.

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Advisories: A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT  THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES AND FOOTHILLS. THAT MEANS THERE IS A HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE AREAS LISTED.

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Saturday College Football Forecasts: Ducks vs. Nevada at Autzen Stadium – Kickoff time 12:30 PM – Sunny and hot warming from near 80 to the mid 90s by the end of the game. Beavers vs Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin – Kickoff 11:00 AM CDT 9:00 AM PDT – Sunny & warming from near 60 to near 80 by the end of the game.

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We will be staying under a strengthening blocking high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) for the week assuring that we will stay from very warm to hot. It looks like a frontal system will move in early next week and that could break the back of this heat wave as long as the ridge weakens or moves to the East.

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Here are your detailed forecasts.**

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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly clear tonight, sunny Friday, clear at night, mostly sunny & hot Saturday, clear Saturday night, mostly sunny Sunday, then mostly clear Sunday night lows 55-52 highs near 92-95 cooling to near 90 Sunday. Mostly sunny Monday and Tuesday, mostly clear Monday night, mostly cloudy late Tuesday night and Wednesday AM, mostly sunny Wednesday afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, then partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday highs 84-76 lows 53-47. (seasonal averages high 79 low 48)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: A slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms this evening, mostly clear tonight, sunny Friday through Sunday AM with mostly clear nights, then partly cloudy Sunday afternoon and Sunday night lows 59-56 highs 92-96 cooling to 92 Sunday. Partly cloudy Monday through Thursday highs 89-80 lows 55-50. (seasonal averages high 81 low 53)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Mostly clear this evening, partly cloudy with patchy coastal fog late tonight and Friday AM, sunny Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon with partly cloudy nights and early AM with patchy coastal fog, mostly cloudy with patchy coastal fog Sunday AM and late at night, mostly sunny Sunday afternoon lows near 53 highs 65-68. Mostly cloudy with patchy fog early Monday AM and late Monday night, mostly cloudy Monday afternoon and Tuesday through Thursday AM, then just partly cloudy Thursday afternoon highs 65-62 lows near 50. (seasonal averages high 65 low 51).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County: Partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms this evening,  mostly clear late tonight, mostly sunny Friday and Saturday, a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms near Willamette Pass Friday afternoon and evening, mostly clear at night, mostly sunny Sunday, then mostly clear Sunday night free air freezing level 14,000 ft. tonight through Sunday night lows near 54 highs 82-84. Mostly sunny Monday through Wednesday with mostly clear nights, then partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday free air freezing level 14,000 ft. Monday through Wednesday, then 13,000 ft. Wednesday night and Thursday highs 77-68 lows near 50.

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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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Get your local Eugene-Springfield news on-line at EugeneDailyNews.com.

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For more click to continue on to http://timchueyweather4u.com/blog

Fire Damages Bargain Bin

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A fire Wednesday night severely damaged a business and injured two firefighters.

 

Crews say Bargain Bin was filled with smoke when they arrived and two firefighters working on the flames got hurt. Both were treated and released.

 

There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire but total damages are estimated at $120,000.

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Firefighters step up efforts against fire near McKenzie Bridge

After keeping tabs on a small lighting-caused fire since Aug. 24, the National Forest Service has stepped up suppression efforts to keep a fire near McKenzie Bridge from growing.

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Duo arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run

Two arrests have been made in connection with the fatal hit-and-run accident in August that resulted in the death of a 26-year-old woman.

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Costa Leaves Police Force After Injury

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Former UO Duck football player Nate Costa has chosen to leave the Springfield Police force after he injured his knee.

 

Capt. John Umenhofer of the Springfield Police Department confirmed that Costa strained his knee at the academy.

 

Because Costa has had other serious knee injuries in the past, he decided that his recent injury could be a problem with his police career.

 

According to Costa’s Facebook page, he has taken a position as a Sports Analyst for Comcast Sports Northwest.

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Eugene man drowns in Rogue River rapids

Robert F. Nyam, 68, of Eugene was rowing a raft through Blossom Bar on Wednesday when he hit rocks and flipped.

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Saturday’s Duck Game is a Yellow-Out

EUGENE, Ore. — The Ducks kick off the home football season against the University of Nevada Saturday.

 

If you are wondering what color to wear to Saturday’s game, look no further than the solid colored flag flying at Autzen Stadium.

 

Each week a flag will be hung at the stadium to let fans know what each week’s theme is.

 

This week’s game against the Wolfpack will be a yellow-out.  Kick-off is at 12:30 p.m.

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Pedestrian killed in Albany accident

Albany police say a pedestrian crossing the street against a red light has been struck and killed.

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