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Eugene, Springfield fire departments closer to unification

An agreement signed Tuesday afternoon puts a significant new piece of a merger of the two departments into place.

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Our variable temperature dry and pleasant weather will continue into next week.

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Here is my weekly weather quiz question. In meteorology what does the term “diamond dust” refer to? 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: NONE AT THIS TIME.

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An upper level trough of low pressure (“U” shape on orange line) off Vancouver will swing through today with more clouds.  A short lived high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on orange line) will follow and warm us up a bit. A weak frontal system will move in with no serious effect Friday with another frontal system coming through on Monday bringing some cooling. The Perseid meteor shower peaks Thursday through Saturday, but the nearly full moon will probably spoil the show.

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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: Partly cloudy today and tonight, a mix of clouds and sun Thursday AM, sunny Thursday afternoon, mostly clear Thursday night, partly cloudy Friday AM, sunny Friday afternoon, clear in the evening, then partly cloudy Friday night highs 80-85 lows near 50. Partly cloudy Saturday AM, mostly sunny Saturday afternoon, partly cloudy Saturday night through Sunday night, a mix of clouds and sun Monday, then partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday highs 85-76 lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 84 low 52)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: Partly cloudy this AM, sunny this afternoon through Friday with clear nights, then partly with patchy fog Friday night highs 80-85 lows near 55. Patchy AM fog, partly cloudy Saturday afternoon, mostly clear Saturday evening, partly cloudy late Saturday night and Sunday AM, mostly sunny Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon with mostly clear nights, sunny Tuesday AM, then partly cloudy Tuesday afternoon highs 86-80 lows near 55. (seasonal averages high 86 low 56)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Mostly cloudy this AM patchy AM coastal fog, mostly sunny this afternoon, clear in the evening, then partly cloudy inland, mostly cloudy at the shore, patchy late night and early AM fog, mostly sunny Thursday afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late Thursday night, then partly cloudy with patchy early AM and late night fog Friday and late highs 66-64 lows near 54. Mostly cloudy with patchy AM fog Saturday, mostly sunny Saturday afternoon, partly cloudy with late night and early AM fog Saturday night through Tuesday AM, then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Tuesday afternoon highs 64-67 lows near 54. (seasonal averages high 65 low 53).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County: Partly cloudy today, mostly clear tonight, mostly sunny Thursday, clear Thursday night, sunny Friday, then mostly clear Friday night free air freezing level 12,000 ft. rising to 13,000 ft. this afternoon through Thursday night, then 14,000 ft. Friday and Friday night highs 70-77 lows 44-46. Mostly sunny Saturday through Monday AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon, mostly clear Monday night, mostly sunny Tuesday AM, then partly cloudy Tuesday afternoon free air freezing level 14,000 ft. Saturday, 13,000 ft. Saturday night, 14,000 ft. Sunday, 13,000 ft. Sunday night, 12,000 ft. Monday and Monday night, then 13,000 ft. Tuesday highs 75-65 lows near 45.

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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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Highway 58 closed near Lowell after semi-truck rolls over

LOWELL — Highway 58 was closed in both directions Tuesday night, about three miles east of Lowell, following a crash that involved a semi-truck that rolled over, Oregon State Police said. Troopers said late Tuesday night that the highway would be blocked for an unknown period of time, and advised …


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Douglas County Fair opens!

The rides, the food, the animals… the Douglas County fair is in full swing, and there are ways to save so it’s just the rides that leave you feeling sick…

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County shelter seeks homes for 24 severely neglected cats

Lane County Animal Services recently rescued 24 cats from severe neglect and is looking to the community for new homes. The cats range in age from a few days to several years, and were underweight and suffering from respiratory illness and chronic stomach ailments when recovered, the county said. The …


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County department awards business-growing funds to other departments

The Lane County department charged with creating jobs isn’t awarding money to growing businesses because officials say the department has been overspending. But the department is giving money to other county departments with their own job creation proposals. County and business officials say it’s a better use of the money …


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Teen girls being targeted for sex trafficking in Eugene/Springfield area

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is backing new legislation to protect the victims of sex trafficking which is increasing in the Eugene/Springfield area due to the proximity of I-5.

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Lane County may be among Oregon Lottery’s bigger winners

The next big winners in the Oregon Lottery could be Lane County and the state’s 35 other counties. The video lottery revenue earmarked for economic development in the counties will rise to $37.1 million for the 2011-13 biennium, up from $29.5 million in 2009-11, said Steve Bender, a budget analyst …


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Former Coos County assessor files lawsuit

Ousted former Coos County Assessor Adam Colby has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the county and one of its elected commissioners. In a suit filed in federal court, Colby accuses the county and Commissioner Robert “Bob” Main — his predecessor as assessor — of defaming Colby and illegally interfering …


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Lane County hires interim legal counsel

The Lane County Board of Commissioners has voted unanimously to hire an interim county counsel while recruiting for the permanent post. The board voted 4-0, with Commissioner Rob Handy excused, to retain former Washington County attorney Dan Olsen for a 90-day post beginning next week. The hire will help stabilize …


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Forest fire safety restrictions kick in Friday

Some of these rules are predictable: No campfires outside of approved fire rings – and no smoking or fireworks. Other rules are detail-laden.

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Our temperature up then down, sunshine then clouds and back again weather pattern continues.

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Here is my weekly weather quiz question. In meteorology what does the term “diamond dust” refer to? 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: NONE AT THIS TIME.

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An upper level trough of low pressure (“U” shape on orange line) off Vancouver will swing through Wednesday with more clouds.  A short lived high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on orange line) will follow and warm us up a bit. A weak frontal system will move in with no serious effect Friday with another frontal system coming through on Monday bringing some cooling.

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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 this evening, partly cloudy tonight through Wednesday night, a mix of clouds and sun Thursday AM, sunny Thursday afternoon, mostly clear Thursday night, partly cloudy Friday AM, sunny Friday afternoon, clear in the evening, then partly cloudy Friday night lows near 50 highs 80-85. Partly cloudy Saturday AM, mostly sunny Saturday afternoon, partly cloudy Saturday night through Sunday night, a mix of clouds and sun Monday, then partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday highs 85-76 lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 84 low 52)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: Mostly clear tonight, partly cloudy Wednesday AM, sunny Wednesday afternoon through Friday with clear nights, then partly with patchy fog Friday night lows near 55 highs 80-85. Patchy AM fog, partly cloudy Saturday afternoon, mostly clear Saturday evening, partly cloudy late Saturday night and Sunday AM, mostly sunny Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon with mostly clear nights, sunny Tuesday AM, then partly cloudy Tuesday afternoon highs 86-80 lows near 55. (seasonal averages high 86 low 56)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Partly cloudy this evening, mostly cloudy tonight and early AM Wednesday, patchy AM coastal fog, mostly sunny Wednesday afternoon, clear in the evening, then partly cloudy inland, mostly cloudy at the shore, patchy late night and early AM fog, mostly sunny Thursday afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late Thursday night, then partly cloudy with patchy early AM and late night fog Friday and late lows 50-54 highs 66-64. Mostly cloudy with patchy AM fog Saturday, mostly sunny Saturday afternoon, partly cloudy with late night and early AM fog Saturday night through Tuesday AM, then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Tuesday afternoon highs 64-67 lows near 54. (seasonal averages high 65 low 53).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County: Clear this evening, partly cloudy tonight, partly cloudy Wednesday, mostly clear Wednesday night, mostly sunny Thursday, clear Thursday night, sunny Friday, then mostly clear Friday night free air freezing level 13,000 ft. falling to 12,000 ft. tonight, 12,000 ft. rising to 13,000 ft. Wednesday afternoon through Thursday night, then 14,000 ft. Thursday night and Friday lows 42-46 highs 70-77. Mostly sunny Saturday through Monday AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon, mostly clear Monday night, mostly sunny Tuesday AM, then partly cloudy Tuesday afternoon free air freezing level 14,000 ft. Saturday, 13,000 ft. Saturday night, 14,000 ft. Sunday, 13,000 ft. Sunday night, 12,000 ft. Monday and Monday night, then 13,000 ft. Tuesday highs 75-65 lows near 45.

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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