October 8 – Morning Headlines


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Mayor Piercy says she is only willing to keep the ordinance in place for up to another year, and only if the list of crimes that trigger exclusions is shortened.
  • Spate of Dumpster fires hits downtown Eugene
    Late Sunday and early Monday a string fires in Dumpsters were reported in several blocks of the western downtown area.
  • Extension of city’s exclusion zone may hinge on mayor’s vote
    Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy is willing to keep the city’s downtown exclusion zone for another year — but only if the council changes it. The council this evening could deadlock 4-4 on whether to keep the controversial ordinance in place beyond Nov. 3…
  • County eyes property from raid
    Lane County authorities want to keep $60,637 in cash, a sport utility vehicle and an automated teller machine seized from a medical marijuana club owner whose Eugene dispensary was shut down after a police raid on Aug. 30. Attorneys for the county last…
  • Oregon wineries seeing “best ever” grape harvests with 2012 dry spell
    Lasting fall sunshine and a record dry spell is making for a possible banner year for Oregon wineries as many local winemakers get ready to harvest grapes this week. 
  • Handy, county back in court
    It was a replay of the videotape — but through the looking glass — in Lane County Circuit Court on Friday. Once again, attorneys for Lane County and some members of its board of commissioners were in a courtroom, appearing by video camera before a …
  • Council takes up coal issue tonight
    Union Pacific Railroad won’t have a place at the table during this evening’s Eugene City Council panel discussion on coal trains, but the railroad asserts it can safely ship coal through the city. The City Council is considering a resolution opposi…
  • Oregon State men’s soccer earns first road win since 2010
    Emery Welshman’s seventh goal of the season led Oregon State to a 1-0 victory over San Diego State on Sunday afternoon in Pac-12 men’s soccer. Welshman’s goal and the defense’s shutout moves the Beavers to 6-4-1 and 1-2 in league …

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Tim Chuey Weather:


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Even Columbus himself would find it hard to complain about today’s weather. Our rain season for Western Oregon officially began October first and it looks like we have a chance of seeing some rain by the end of the week.

High: 72
Low: 39
Forecast: sunny and mild

A  high pressure ridge (Shaded “Arch” shape with blue arrows) has moved to the east a bit, but still centered over Oregon, (see blue arrows curving from the northeast) and a thermal trough of low pressure (dashed line along the Oregon coast) our weather pattern will remain stable. We’ll have chilly nights followed by pleasant days with sunshine and average temperatures for today, Columbus Day, and beyond. It’s time to think back and remember the destruction caused by the “Great Columbus Day storm of 1962.” Today is the celebrated day for Columbus Day (now a Monday holiday), but the storm in 1962 actually occurred on October 12th the day historically designated as “Columbus Day.” For more on that storm click here.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly sunny and mild today (Columbus Day), clear this evening,  partly cloudy tonight, AM clouds, a mix of clouds and sun Tuesday, clear Tuesday night, partly cloudy in the AM, sunny Wednesday, then partly cloudy Wednesday night highs near 72 lows 39-42. Partly cloudy Thursday and Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Friday, a (30%) chance of rain Friday night and Saturday, mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Saturday night, then cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Sunday highs 72-65 warming to near 70 Sunday lows 42-46. (seasonal averages high 68 low 42)

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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