October 3 – Morning Headlines

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Coos Bay to Eugene Rail Line to re-open.
Coos Bay to Eugene Rail Line to re-open.

Headlines

  • Shippers eagerly await reopening of Coos Bay-Eugene rail line
    For the past four months, Oregon Resources Corporation has been loading chromite bound for metal foundries and another mineral known as “high iron” onto trucks, heading east. Moving the product to the valley by truck probably increases…
  • Locked bikes are latest ploy to discourage downtown loitering
    Visitors to Olive Street and Broadway downtown may have noticed a few changes of late — aggressive panhandling is down, and the number of bicycles locked to planter railings seems to be up. The Eugene Police Department says the changes are no coincid…
  • Brides-to-be line up for dress dash
    Hundreds of brides-to-be lined up at Valley River Inn Saturday for a mad dash to save some cash on dresses.
  • Japanese band Melt Banana plays the WOW Hall
    Japanese metal band Melt Banana visited Eugene’s WOW Hall on Saturday, October 1, 2011. They played a very fun, energetic show matching their fast paced drums and guitar riffs with the staccato lyrics of singer, Yako. Lead singer of Melt Banana…
  • Oregon soccer splits weekend matches against UCLA, USC
    The Oregon women’s soccer team came away with a series split this weekend in Los Angeles, losing against No. 2 UCLA on Friday before rebounding to defeat USC on Sunday. The Ducks (6-5-1, 1-2 Pac-12) escaped with a 2-1 victory against USC (3-9-0,…
  • Oregon men’s tennis grabs two doubles titles at Bulldog Classic
    The Oregon men’s tennis team came away with both the “A” and “B” Open Doubles titles at the Bulldog Classic in Fresno, Calif., over the weekend, capping an impressive showing over the tournament’s three days. Junior …

Tim Chuey Weather:

The Autumn rainy season has gotten underway as we look forward to a wet week.

High: 64  Low: 42  Rain: 60%

An upper air trough of low pressure (“U” shape on the orange jet stream line) is sending even more moist cooler air our way. One frontal system came through already and a second even stronger one (shown offshore) is sweeping into Oregon dropping more rain on us.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with showers today (0.25 in. of rain possible), showers likely (60%) tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible), cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Tuesday AM, a good (50%) chance of rain in the afternoon, rain Tuesday night, showers with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, then showers likely (60%) Wednesday night highs 64-57 lows 47-42. Mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of showers Thursday, a slight (20%) chance of showers Thursday night, a (30%) chance of showers Friday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Friday night, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday night, then mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of showers Sunday highs 60-66 lows 44-47. (seasonal averages high 70 low 43)

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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