December 2 – Morning Headlines

The USDA cuts funding for the Winery Report. Local vineyards rely on this report.
The USDA cuts funding for the Winery Report. Local vineyards rely on this report.


  • Third stabbing suspect turns himself in
    The third of three suspects in a stabbing that occurred Nov. 20 on East 14th Avenue turned himself in to police Thursday night, Eugene police said. Flavio Alberto Villa, 19, was subsequently charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault and f…
  • Retirement home employee charged with burglary
    A former retirement home employee is in jail, accused of stealing credit card information from residents. Eugene police say the suspect caught the victims off guard by gaining their trust before stealing from them. Cynthia Rose Smith was arrested and l…
  • Lane County and its nurses at odds in contract talks
    Lane County government and its union-represented nurses have reached a stalemate in contract talks, presenting the possibility of a future strike over health insurance or wages, a union official said this week. The two sides will try to come to terms t…
  • Funding Cut for Oregon Winery Report
    Oregon winemakers are wrapping up their harvest season.  The fruits of their labor are usually published in an annual report conducted by the USDA, but the federal government has just cut funding for the report.The Oregon Wine Growers As…
  • Eugene man gets probation in Taser case
    A Eugene man whose drunken-driving conviction was overturned on appeal will serve two years probation on a related charge of resisting arrest, a Lane County Circuit judge ruled on Thursday. Paul Rene Chaney, 37, was also ordered to serve 14 days in jai…
  • Em-X researching additional routes, improving existing stations
    The Lane Transit District is looking to make a few changes in the next couple of weeks and will present the ideas in a meeting next week.
  • Senate Passes Christmas Tree Resolution
    Starting Thursday, the first full week in December will be designated as National Christmas Tree Week. Sponsored by Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, the Senate unanimously passed the Christmas tree resolution Wednesday, saying it honors the jo…
  • Oregon volleyball falls to Colorado State in tournament
    The No. 13 Oregon volleyball team’s first NCAA Tournament game in two years ended in bitter disappointment Thursday night. The Ducks dropped a five-set heartbreaker to Colorado State in Hawaii, 24-26, 25-21, 25-21, 15-25, 15-10. Duck outside hitter A…

Tim Chuey Weather:

The dry weather will continue through early next week.

High: 49
Low: 30
Rain: Dry

A high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on the jet stream) is moving over us and the airflow will dry us out and return the sunshine. So, for the better part of the next 5 days we’ll see sunshine after the late night and early AM fog clears out. That also means that our air quality will suffer with the sinking air of high pressure holding on to the pollutants at the surface. Early to mid next week we’ll see the chance of precipitation returning.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Partly cloudy with patchy fog this AM, a mix of clouds and sun this afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late tonight and Saturday AM, a mix of clouds and sun Saturday afternoon, then partly cloudy with patchy late night and early AM fog Saturday night through Sunday night highs 46-49 lows near 30-32. Partly cloudy with early AM and late night patchy fog Monday and Monday night, partly cloudy Tuesday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Tuesday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Wednesday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Wednesday night (snow level 1,000 ft.), then a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of rain and snow showers Thursday highs 50-44 lows 32-36. (seasonal averages high 47 low 35)

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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