April 19 – Morning Headlines

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No, this isn't Drain, it's Iowa.
  • Rental code may become permanent
    In a move that confounded Eugene landlords, the City Council on Wednesday signaled that it may make the city’s rental housing code permanent. By a 4-3 vote, councilors directed city officials to develop an ordinance that would keep the rental code on…
  • Widespread power outage in Eugene
    A “major equipment failure” at a Eugene Water and Electric Board substation  caused a widespread power outage in Eugene Wednesday morning, agency spokesman Joe Harwood said. The equipment problem likely sparked a fire at EWEB’s Delta substation on …
  • Trailer fire claims Creswell man’s life
    Despite a landowner’s efforts to save him, a 49-year-old Creswell area man died after his trailer caught fire Wednesday night, South Lane County Fire Chief Dean Creech said today. Creech said 25 firefighters and six vehicles responded to…
  • Hospital coordinator sentenced to jail for running cyclists off the road
    The coordinator of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center’s robotic surgery program in Springfield was sentenced Wednesday to 20 days in jail for running several cyclists off a no-passing zone of the Lorane Highway last summer. Jaime Loraine Ziebert, 48,…
  • Hidden Fire Eludes Firefighters
    A hidden fire kept Eugene fire crews busy Wednesday morning. The call came in just after 5 a.m. from a home on Loretta Way near River Road. The homeowner says the smoke alarm went off and he saw smoke coming out of the wall. When fir…
  • Eugene targets libraries for cuts
    It’s looking like north and west Eugene residents who visit their branch libraries in the morning will be able to do so only for another two months. The city’s budget committee on Wednesday night endorsed City Manager Jon Ruiz’s recommendations t…
  • Eugene schools repair bill skyrockets
    The Eugene School Board got a sobering overview on Wednesday of the district’s many aging and dilapidated schools, some dating to the 1920s and most needing millions of dollars’ worth of repair and refurbishing in coming years at an estimated cost …
  • Father and son build their baseball dream in Drain
    Unlike in the movie “Field of Dreams,” no voice whispered to Jim Maciariello, “If you build it, he will come.” But just as in the 1989 classic baseball movie starring Kevin Costner, the story of Maciariello’s homemade ballpark does …
  • Blue Dog Mead to release new flavor this weekend
    Local brewery Blue Dog Mead is releasing its newest mead flavor, Green Collar, this weekend. The unofficial introduction will take place Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 16 Tons Taphouse & Cafe. Mead is an alcohol brewed from fermented honey, as opposed …
  • Jordan Spencer throws no-hitter as Oregon beats Portland 3-0
    Freshman Jordan Spencer threw a no-hitter for the Ducks Wednesday night in a 3-0 win over Portland at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. Spencer was a fifth-inning hit batsman and a Ryon Healy error in the eighth away from perfection as Oregon won its fourt…
  • Ducks sweep softball doubleheader from Vikings at Howe Field
    The new-look Oregon softball team returned to Howe Field Wednesday afternoon with a late-season roster addition, a reshuffled lineup and one eye looking ahead to a weekend series against No. 1 California. None of it mattered against Portland State as t…
  • UO football pot culture detailed in ESPN story
    The Oregon football team is featured prominently in an ESPN expose published online Wednesday that reports of the rising use of marijuana among college football players during the past several years. In NCAA data from 2009 published by ESPN, 22.6 perce…

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Tim Chuey Weather:

Another wet day today, then tapering off Friday to make way for weekend of sunshine.

High: 72
Low: 46
Rain: up to 3/4 inch

A weak high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on yellow line) will be moving over and then away from the Pacific Northwest with a low pressure trough (“U” shape on the yellow line) pushing in behind it. That means we are back to a wet weather pattern. A frontal system is moving through as the high pressure ridge moves on. Another more complex  will hit the coast toward the weekend continuing the chance for rain.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with rain today (0.50 in. of rain possible), rain likely (60%) tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with a (50%) chance of rain Friday AM, a slight (20%) chance of showers Friday afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) and evening, then partly cloudy late Friday night through Saturday night highs 62-72 lows 50-46 warming to 49 Saturday. A mix of clouds and sun Sunday, mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of showers Sunday night, a (30%) chance of showers Monday and Monday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Tuesday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) of showers Tuesday night, then a (30%) chance of showers Wednesday lows 45-49 falling to 43 Monday night highs 73-60. (seasonal averages high 61 low 40)

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

Kelly Asay is an entrepreneur, software developer and performing musician. As the publisher of Eugene Daily News, Asay is continually searching, finding and promoting the best unknown journalists, photographers and inspirational people from all over Lane County.

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