September 23 – Morning Headlines

Controlled burn at Mt. Pisgah today.
Controlled burn at Mt. Pisgah today.


  • Crash Kills Retired Cottage Grove School Counselor
    A retired school counselor who spent 21 years at Cottage Grove High School died Wednesday night.   Lane County deputies say Michelle Portmann was biking on an improved trail that intersects with Row River Road.   But when s…
  • UO move-in day features Unpack the Quack
    The University’s 2011 move-in day incorporated a brand-new event, aimed to make move-in a more pleasant and easy experience. University Housing employed the help of approximately 400 student and faculty volunteers to help welcome freshmen by unlo…

Tim Chuey Weather:

Autumn is officially here! I’ll bet you haven’t noticed any changes in the weather. They will come at the end of the weekend.

high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape) is moving away from the Pacific Northwest and a trough of low pressure is following bringing back the chance of rain with it.  The Autumnal Equinox, 2:05 AM PDT today, begins Fall, but it will still feel like late Summer. We should see some precipitation pushing through the Pacific Northwest by the end of the weekend into early next week as a frontal system moves in Sunday and another frontal system follows that one.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Partly cloudy today through Saturday evening, becoming mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain late Saturday night, rain likely (60%) Sunday AM, afternoon showers likely (60%), then a good (50%) chance of showers Sunday night highs 85-69 lows 53-50. Mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of showers Monday through Tuesday AM, mostly cloudy with  a slight (20%) chance of showers Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday AM, mostly cloudy Wednesday afternoon and Thursday AM, then a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Thursday afternoon highs 70-78 lows 53-49. (seasonal averages high 75 low 46)

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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