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September 21 – Morning Headlines

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Are some suicide kits more equal than others?

Headlines

  • Police kick in door in confusion over suicide kit
    The teletype message came Tuesday from the FBI, and it sounded urgent: A Springfield man had purchased a mail-order suicide kit and could be in danger. Springfield police responded immediately to the man’s Harlow Road home. They spoke…
  • Oakridge recall effort failing, so far
    Oakridge’s mayor and three of its city councilors are narrowly defeating a recall effort that arose before a financial crisis struck the city this summer, according to results posted on Lane County Election’s web site at 8 p.m. Mayor Don Hampton ha…
  • Man pleads guilty to being armed career criminal
    A local resident captured in a west Eugene attic after a month-long manhunt pleaded guilty Tuesday to being an armed career criminal and illegally possessing a stolen pistol. Robert Linn McCullen, 38, entered the pleas under an agreement with federal p…
  • Bi-Mart pharmacy robber apparently strikes again
    Same crime, different pharmacy. A woman who claimed to have a gun approached a walk-up window at a Bi-Mart pharmacy in west Eugene this morning and demanded prescription medication from an employee. The woman left after taking an undisclosed type of me…
  • Lane County’s jobless rate at 9.6 percent in August
    Lane County’s unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in August, unchanged from July. The county’s seasonally adjusted rate in August was the same as the statewide rate of 9.6 percent and above the national rate of 9.1 percent. Read more in Wednesday’s…
  • Toxic algae alert issued for Fall Creek Lake
    One day after issuing a toxic algae alert for Dexter Lake, state health officials issued a similar alert for nearby Fall Creek Lake. High levels of potentially toxic algae were found in the reservoir north of Highway 58 near Lowell, the state said Tues…
  • Two sisters face prison after burglary pleas
    A dispute over a $10 debt may end with prison terms of four and five years for a pair of Springfield sisters. Anna Marie Reil, 51, and Debbie Reil, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, third-degree robbery …

Tim Chuey Weather:

A great way to end Summer with sunshine and mild temperatures.

high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape) has settled in across the Pacific Northwest giving us a pretty stable mild weather pattern. The Autumnal Equinox occurs at 2:05 AM PDT Friday, but it will still feel like late Summer. We could 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.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly sunny today, mostly clear tonight, partly cloudy Thursday through Friday night highs 83-85 lows 49-55. Partly cloudy Saturday  AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, partly cloudy Saturday night, a mix of clouds and sun Sunday, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers late Sunday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday AM, mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon, and Monday night, then a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of rain Tuesday highs 82-73 warming to 78 Tuesday lows 55-50. (seasonal averages high 76 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.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

 

September 20 – Morning Headlines

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We wait 15 years and you still tell us no.

Headlines

  • Police investigate stabbing at downtown Eugene club
    Eugene police are investigating a stabbing that occurred late Saturday or early Sunday at a downtown nightclub. Police learned of the incident at 1 a.m. Sunday, after a 28-year-old man who had been stabbed arrived at Sacred Heart Medical Center at Rive…
  • Masked man robs Eugene adult store
    A knife-wielding man who wore a Halloween mask to hide his face robbed an adult store off River Road in Eugene this morning, police said. The incident was reported at 4:23 a.m. at the Adult Shop at 90 Holeman Alley. Police said the masked man walked in…
  • FBI: Violent Crime Drops, Rapes Increase in Eugene
    Violent crime is dropping in Eugene, according to new numbers from the FBI.   The Eugene Police Department says it credits an increase in jail beds and a new crime fighting strategy as to why violent crimes in many categories dropped in 2010…
  • Lane County Releases Deadly Force Video
    In an attempt to educate the public about officer-involved shootings, Lane County released a new video to debunk myths and misconceptions about the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers.   The video is called “Hollywood Versus Real…
  • Eugene police officer puts out call to help west university homeless
    Although he only works there, Eugene police officer Randy Ellis is quick to call the area immediately west of the University of Oregon campus “my neighborhood.” And for the fourth year in a row, he’s going beyond the normal call of duty to collec…
  • Bozievich explains reasoning in voting against proclamation
    Taxes, public safety, land use, social services: Elected officials know that the issues that come before them can be divisive, splitting public bodies along political and personal preferences. But who votes against a proclamation for a program to help …

Tim Chuey Weather:

We’ll be warming up again just before Fall begins.

The jet stream has settled down and will keep our weather pretty stable for most of the week as a high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape) builds in. A frontal system fell apart as it came through. We’re going back to more sunshine and warmer through Friday when the Autumnal Equinox occurs at 2:05 AM PDT.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog early this AM, mostly sunny and warmer this afternoon, mostly clear tonight, partly cloudy Wednesday through Thursday night highs near 84 lows 46-52. Continued partly cloudy Friday through  Monday highs 85-78 lows 53-50. (seasonal averages high 76 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.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

September 19 – Morning Headlines

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Shortest summer on record?

Headlines

  • Bike-crash widower target of lawsuit 
    The widower of a Eugene woman killed last month in a car-bicycle accident has been targeted in a half-million-­dollar lawsuit in connection with his sexual abuse of a Clatsop County girl 14 years ago. In a suit made public last week, the abuse victim …
  • Junction City Man Attempts Suicide By Cop
    Junction City Police are concerned a local man was released too soon from a mental hospital after trying to commit “suicide by cop” early Sunday morning.   A citizen reported that a man was carrying what looked like a semi-automatic pistol a…
  • Accused shooters may have suspected assault on 12-year-old
    Two brothers accused of shooting a man in a Springfield home July 10 were reportedly upset at the man because they believed he had assaulted a 12-year-old boy at the Dorris Ranch area home shortly before the 4:15 a.m. shooting, newly public court docum…
  • Robinson running once more 
    Art Robinson again hopes to challenge incumbent Democrat Peter DeFazio in 2012 for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District seat, which includes all of Lane County, after officially filing his candidacy on Sept. 8. Robinson was defeated by DeFazio last No…
  • Scuba Divers Clean McKenzie River
    A group of scuba divers took full advantage of the warm weather on Sunday but it wasn’t for leisure. The underwater swimmers were looking for trash.   Divers involved with the Eugene Dive Club for the third time, strapped on their air tank…
  • Soccer – Florida International 2, Oregon 1
    The Oregon soccer team falls to Florida International University (FIU) in their final pre-season game on Sunday, September 18. The game was the second of two in the Oregon State University tournament, where the Ducks went 1-1, with a 2-1 win against UC…
  • Volleyball improves to 2-0 in Pac-12 with four set win over Arizona State
    The No. 16 Oregon women’s volleyball team (9-1, 2-0) put the cap on a successful first weekend of conference play on Sunday, defeating Arizona State (4-7, 0-2) on Sunday in four sets, 25-12, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23. Redshirt junior outside hitter Al…

Tim Chuey Weather:

A new week as we look forward to the official beginning of Autumn Thursday.

The jet stream has settled down and will keep our weather pretty stable for most of the week as a high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape) builds in. A frontal system is falling apart as it comes through just like the one Saturday giving us the Autumn weather for one more day anyway. That will change back Tuesday and continue through Thursday when the Autumnal Equinox occurs at 2:05 AM PDT we will still have pleasant sunshine and comfortable temperatures.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of drizzle or sprinkles with patchy fog this AM, partly cloudy this afternoon, mostly clear and cooler tonight with patchy fog late at night and early Tuesday AM, mostly sunny Tuesday afternoon, partly cloudy Tuesday night, mostly sunny Wednesday, then mostly clear Wednesday night highs 76-83 lows 44-48. Partly cloudy Thursday through Saturday night, then a mix of clouds and sun Sunday highs 80-85 cooling to 78 Sunday lows 48-54. (seasonal averages high 76 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.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

 

The Saturday Morning Post

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Would you like to play a game?

Headlines

  • EPD respond to fight in West University campus area
    Eugene Police Department (EPD) officers arrested a man after responding to reports of a fight outside of White Bird Clinic-Crisis Service Center on 12th Avenue and Mill Street at around 8:15 p.m. on Friday. Officers took Michael Sandlin into custody fo…
  • Jury rejects injury claim in Taser case
    A federal jury took less than two hours Friday to reject a Cottage Grove man’s claim that a former Springfield police officer used excessive force by shooting him with a Taser as he tried to flee over a fence in 2007. Cottage Grove resident David Sna…
  • Lariviere defends pay raises
    University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere is strongly defending his decision to grant raises to hundreds of faculty and administrators, saying the raises were necessary to hold on to top teachers and managers and that the UO could afford them. T…
  • UO Offers New Scholarship 
    University of Oregon administrators unveiled a newly funded scholarship program for middle-income students.   Five million dollars from a former Klamath Falls woman will pay for four-year, $5,000 scholarships. That should allow some 2…
  • Glenwood dump making switch to winter schedule
    Only two more Sundays are left until a Eugene-Springfield summer ritual comes to an end. Yes, we’re talking about the Sunday trip to the Glenwood transfer station, with its pungent aroma of trash and its lines of vehicles packed with all manner of re…
  • Creswell Releases Statement on Beating Incident
    The City of Creswell has released a statement regarding the alleged racially-charged beating of a local high school student last Friday.   The city says it found out Sunday by email from the school superintendent that Jonah Fernandez…
  • Missouri State gets $440K for playing Ducks in Autzen
    But while it by all accounts looks like an easy win for the Ducks, the players are wary. They need look no farther than up the road in Corvallis, where the Sacramento State Hornets surprised Oregon State 29-28 in their opener.

Tim Chuey Weather:

Look for more clouds and cooler than average temperatures with a slight chance of showers developing by Saturday night.

College Football Forecast: Ducks vs. Missouri State at Autzen Stadium: Kickoff at 12:30 PM  Partly cloudy and cool 65 with increasing clouds  and warming to near 72 by the end of the game.

An upper air trough of low pressure (“U” shape over the Pacific Northwest) is ushering in a moist marine airflow pushing many more clouds our way. A frontal system will move in which should produce some showers possibly as soon as Saturday evening ahead of the front. More frontal systems will march through giving us the Autumn weather that comes with the season and the Autumnal Equinox which occur at 2:05 AM PDT Thursday. I don’t know about you, but I have been seeing trees turning colors and losing their leaves for the past month which seems to indicate that Autumn-like clouds and low temperatures that we had for the latter part of this Summer triggered an early start to the Fall season.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Partly cloudy this evening, mostly cloudy tonight, a mix of clouds and sun Saturday with increasing clouds to mostly cloudy East of I-5, partly cloudy Saturday evening and mostly cloudy at night with a slight (20%) chance of rain approaching from the West of I-5, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) of rain Sunday AM, a  slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday afternoon and evening, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday night and Monday AM, then partly cloudy Monday afternoon and Monday night lows 40-55 cooling to near 50 Monday night highs 72-77. Partly cloudy Tuesday through Friday highs near 80  lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 77 low 47)

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

 

September 16 – Morning Headlines

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Oakridge looks at covering it's shortfall by liquidating assets - including the center that houses the Senior and Disabled services offices and the Oakridge food box. Is this compounding a mistake, or making a good choice?

Headlines

  • Property Crimes on the Rise in NE Eugene
    Eugene police say there’s been a big spike in car thefts and burglaries in the Ferry Street Bridge neighborhood.   Many cars were stolen and several homes were burglarized.   The neighborhood is now a focus for patrols.   The m…
  • Semi Truck Splits Tree Open
    A truck rammed into a tree’s low-hanging branches and ended up splitting the tree open Thursday.   It happened at 8th and Willamette St.   There is no way the driver could have avoided the branch.   While crews worked to cleanu…
  • Creswell Attack Suspects Not Charged with Hate Crime
    Even though racial slurs were allegedly used during an attack against a Creswell teen, the suspects aren’t being charged with a hate crime.   The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says intimidation in the first and second degree are Oregon’s vers…
  • Local mail processing could move to Portland
    The only mail processing plant in Eugene/Springfield could be consolidated into the Portland facility depending on the outcome of a study expected to be complete early next year. The move would cost 180 local jobs.
  • Water Main Break Creates Traffic Delays Near VRC
    Drivers can expect delays near Valley River Center this afternoon.   That’s because EWEB crews are repairing a water main break nearby that occurred at about 3 p.m.   The water main break is beneath the Delta Highway southbound off-ra…
  • 24 Year Old Springfield Man Killed in Car Crash
    A deadly crash on camp creek road killed a Springfield man Wednesday night.   The Lane County Sheriff’s office says Brian Casebolt, 24, was driving east in his Chevy Camaro when he lost control and hit a tree.  Casebolt died at the scene
  • Lowest Mortgage Rates Since 1951
    Good news for those looking to buy a home, mortgage rates are at their lowest since 1951. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to four percent, which is the lowest since mortgage buyer Freddie Mac began tracking rates in 1971. But experts …
  • Universities, union reach deal
    Negotiators for the state university system and its largest union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract early Thursday after 19 hours of bargaining. Details of the two-year agreement were not immediately released. Members of the Service Emplo…
  • Is Cliff Harris injured?
    Chip Kelly says that Cliff Harris didn’t play much against Nevada because he needs to win his job back, and needs to play his way back up the depth chart.    That certainly might be the case.  But it also could be coach speak.  …
  • Chief’s ruling upheld in Haines’ arrest 
    University of Oregon reserve quarterback Dustin Haines never complained about police yanking him from his north Eugene home after he tried to slam the door on officers who wanted to speak with him about the loud party he was hosting one night last Apri…

Tim Chuey Weather:

The bite of Autumn weather gets us a week before the Autumnal Equinox next Thursday.

We have been under a blocking high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) that kept us under Easterly hot airflow. The ridge has weakened and  is moving away from us to be replaced by a cool trough of low pressure.  A frontal system is falling apart as it moves through and will increase moisture and cloud cover in the area. Another frontal system will move in by Sunday which should produce some showers.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy this AM, partly cloudy this afternoon and evening, mostly cloudy tonight, partly cloudy Saturday and Saturday evening, cloudy with a slight (20%) of rain late Saturday night and Sunday AM, a (40%) chance of showers Sunday afternoon, and evening, then partly cloudy with a (40%) chance of showers Sunday night – highs 70-76 lows 42-50. Partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday AM, then just partly cloudy Monday afternoon through Thursday highs 76-82 lows 50-52. (seasonal averages high 77 low 47)

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

 

September 15 – Morning Headlines

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The recent events in Creswell are a symptom of the growing intolerance for differences; not just in skin color or sexual preference, but in belief, opinion and political ideology. Can you fix one without addressing them all?

Headlines

  • Arrest Made in Alleged Creswell Racism Beating 
    A Creswell man was arrested Wednesday in the beating of a Creswell teenager, and a second suspect is yet to be found.   Sheriff’s deputies arrested Donald M. Brownell II on charges of assault, robbery and intimidation for his role in…
  • New ballots mailed out to Oakridge voters
    Lane County elections officials mailed out 275 new ballots Wednesday to registered Oakridge voters whose last names begin with the letters “Oc” through “St,” after discovering that this entire alphabetical swath The election it to …
  • Corvallis Man Missing Since Monday
    A Corvallis man is missing and police need your help finding him.   Timothy Misner was last seen Monday when he left his job at Hewlett-Packard around noon and drove away in his Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.   Misner is about 5’7” …
  • County urges flu shots 
    Lane County Public Health officials say now is the time to get an annual influenza vaccination. This year’s vaccine is identical to last year’s, Public Health nursing supervisor Betsy Meredith said in a statement. But it still makes sense to get va…
  • Ducks Will Use Non-Nike Bats, If They Want
    Before last season, college baseball changed to a new kind of bat.  They did away with the old aluminum bats, and adopted a BBCOR-standard, which essentially meant bats were made out of composite materials that were supposed to act like wood bats. …
  • Thurston believes in its horsepower
    In her second season as head coach for the Thurston varsity volleyball team, Anna Barton has a better understanding of what it takes to compete on the state’s biggest stage. A year removed from making the jump to Class 6A, Barton believes this Colts …

Tim Chuey Weather:

We have really seen change from way above normal high temperatures to well below normal for this time of the year and Autumn hasn’t even begun yet. It starts at 2:05 AM Friday September 23rd.

We have been under a blocking high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) that kept us under Easterly hot airflow. The ridge has weakened and will start moving away from us.  A frontal system will move in for the weekend which could even produce some showers.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy this AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon and evening, mostly cloudy tonight and Friday AM, partly cloudy Friday afternoon and evening, mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday, mostly cloudy with rain likely (60%) Saturday night. Lows 53-45 highs 68-72. Mostly cloudy with rain likely (60%) Sunday AM, a good (50%) chance of showers Sunday afternoon, mostly cloudy Sunday evening, partly cloudy with a (40%) chance of showers late Sunday night, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday, then just partly cloudy Monday night through Wednesday highs 68-72 lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 78 low 47)

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

 

September 14 – Morning Headlines

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Better to give than to receive.

Headlines

  • Eugene police warn of “emergency” scams
    The Eugene Police Department on Tuesday warned of a rise in “emergency” scams, where unsuspecting victims are contacted via phone by scammers posing as family members who are in trouble and outside the local area. Family members typically are asked…
  • Gas Leak at Hilyard and 27th Closes Several Blocks 
    Hilyard Street was closed for several blocks in both directions after a gas leak occurred at the intersection with 27th Avenue on Tuesday.   The leak found after pipeline was damaged during construction.   Buildings in the immediate area had been…
  • State unemployment rate ticks up in August
    Oregon’s unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in August, up just a tick from 9.5 percent in July, the state Employment Department reported Tuesday morning. The unemployment rate is seasonally ajusted to smooth out seasonal swings in hiring. Read more in…
  • Anti-Racism Pledge Fails Council Vote
    A proposal to make the city of Creswell a “racism free zone” failed Monday night.   This proposal came on the heels of an alleged racially-charged assault in town on Friday.   City councilor A.J. O’Connell proposed creating a declar…
  • #16 Oregon volleyball rolls in straight sets against Cal Poly
    The #16 ranked Oregon Ducks volleyball team cruised to an easy victory over the Cal Poly Mustangs at Matt Knight Arena on Tuesday evening — winning in straight sets, 25-19, 25-22 and 25-17. Oregon players Liz Brenner (6), Milica Krstojevic (17),…

Tim Chuey Weather:

Plan on being cool for a while as the marine air washes Eastward over Oregon.

We have been under a blocking high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) that kept us under Easterly hot airflow. The airflow already switched a bit from the Northwest cooling us down even more than I expected for the Willamette Valley and even some drizzle or light sprinkles Tuesday AM. The ridge has weakened and will start moving Eastward away from us.  A frontal system will move in and that should cool us down even more with more fronts to follow over next weekend.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: A mix of clouds and sun this AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, mostly cloudy late tonight and Thursday AM, a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon, partly cloudy Thursday evening and mostly cloudy late Thursday night and Friday AM, partly cloudy Friday afternoon and evening, then mostly cloudy Friday night. Highs 75-70 lows 48-44. A mix of clouds and sun Saturday, partly cloudy Saturday night through Sunday evening, mostly clear Sunday night, mostly sunny Monday AM, partly cloudy Monday afternoon through Tuesday highs 73-78 lows 46-49. (seasonal averages high 78 low 47)

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

September 13 – Morning Headlines

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Is the city expanding the public right of way rules for EmX?

Headlines

  • LTD submits West Eugene EmX grant application 
    Another large milestone for Lane Transit District in its efforts to move forward with a new EmX bus rapid transit line in West Eugene, as planners have submitted their application…
  • Parents Worry About Crowded Schools
    It’s been nearly a week since school started for 4J students, but already some parents call class sizes a nightmare.   Some school sizes doubled after they took in students from others that were shut down.   Willagillespie Schoo…
  • Oregon economy worsened in July, index says
    Oregon’s economic recovery continued to be achingly slow in July, according to the University of Oregon’s monthly Index of Economic Indicators. But the successive drops in the index over the past four months fall short of the dramatic plunge that t…
  • Alleged Racist Attack Spurs Councilor’s Proposal
    A Creswell teen is recovering after getting beat up Friday, and some say he was targeted because of the color of his skin.   Well I’m told the incident happened here, on what’s deemed the smoker’s trail.   On Monday night, one city councilor i…
  • Preparing to Play Without LB Michael Clay
    The Ducks had a short, crisp practice Monday as they prepare for Saturday’s game against Missouri State. There was no sign of linebacker Michael Clay, who left the Nevada game with an apparent leg injury.   Without any official diag…

Tim Chuey Weather:

Today’s weather is courtesy of the National Weather Service
Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming northwest between 4 and 7 mph.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 53. Northwest wind between 6 and 9 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming northwest between 4 and 7 mph

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Northwest wind between 6 and 9 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. North northwest wind between 3 and 8 mph.

September 12 – Morning Headlines

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What do you mean unsportsmanlike?

Headlines

  • Pedestrian’s death closes I-5 lanes near bridge
    A man died about 5 p.m. Sunday when he dived in front of a commercial truck pulling a trailer full of groceries on northbound Interstate 5 where the freeway begins to cross the Willamette River, according to Oregon State Police. Police were withholding…
  • Eugene raising garbage rates
    Starting next month in Eugene, it will cost more to tote garbage and recyclables to the curb or to trash bins. On Oct. 1, residential refuse collection rates in the city will increase 3.8 percent, with commercial collection rates rising 4.9 percent, sa…
  • Police locate suspects thanks to anti-theft device
    Eugene police said an anti-theft device installed on a missing car helped them track down four suspects, who were arrested and charged. A resident in the 600 block of West 10th Avenue came out of their home early Sunday to find their 1998 Honda Civic m…
  • UO vows to cap energy use
    This much and no more is the new bottom line for energy consumption at the University of Oregon. In what may be the first university policy of its kind in the country, the UO has pledged to hold at its current level the amount of energy used to power c…
  • Ducks ‘O’ hand symbol ‘unsportsmanlike’?
    New Pac-12 coordinator of officiating, Mike Pereira says the Ducks signature ‘O’ shape the players occasionally make with their hands after a touchdown, “borderlines on unsportsmanlike conduct.”

Tim Chuey Weather:

Cooler weather will greet us for at least the next few days. Temperatures will be near normal for the whole week into next weekend.

We have been under a blocking high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) that kept us under Easterly hot airflow. The ridge will weaken and start moving Eastward away from us. That means more clouds and cooler temperatures that will be closer to normal. A frontal system will move in and that should break the back of this heat wave with more fronts to follow late in the week and over next weekend.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy this AM, mostly sunny with close to normal temperatures this afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday AM, mostly sunny and cooler in the afternoon, mostly clear Tuesday evening, mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday AM, mostly sunny and cooler in the afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, then cloudy Wednesday night highs 82-73 lows 50-47. Cloudy Thursday AM, a mix of clouds and sun Thursday afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, cloudy Thursday night and Friday AM, then partly cloudy and a bit warmer Friday afternoon through Sunday highs 72-76 lows 47-44. (seasonal averages high 78 low 48)

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

 

The Saturday Morning Post

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Headlines

  • No objections as three judges join Circuit Court
    In a single ceremony, three new judges formally joined the Lane County Circuit Court bench Friday afternoon as their friends, families and legal colleagues watched in the Hilton Eugene’s Composer’s Hall. Curt Conover, Valeri Love and Josephine “J…
  • Veneta man faces extradition
    A Veneta man arrested Thursday for alleged Social Security fraud may face extradition to Arizona, where he has been wanted for 25 years on child sex abuse charges. James Leonard Millar, 61, has been a fugitive since failing to appear for sentencing in …
  • Eugene Baby Surviving with Mechanical Heart
    A Eugene baby boy is recovering after a rare surgery to save his life.   The 14-month-old faced heart failure until he received his brand new heart.   For the first time in two weeks, Uriah Ellingson opened his eyes Friday after h…
  • Lane County Court Blocks Musical Festival
    A judge granted Lane County’s request to block a music festival from taking place in Blachly this weekend.   The problem is hundreds of people are already out there and more are going to arrive throughout the evening.   The fest…
  • $3,000 Reward Offered for EmX Sign Vandal Info
    The reward for information about a vandal who destroyed anti-EmX signs is now up to $3,000.   The group Our Money, Our Transit bumped up its offer to track down the male suspect.   Surveillance video of the suspect was released last m…
  • DMV Installing New Test-Taking Devices
    The Oregon DMV is updating its software for driver knowledge tests, which means offices will each close for one day during the upgrade.   The Oregon DMV hands out more than 400,000 driving tests a year, but managers say the devices …
  • Grant Award Will Help Eliminate Prison Rape
    The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) received a grant to help eliminate sexual assault and sexual misconduct at its facilities.   ODOC says the $600,000 grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance will be used to implement the Pr…

Tim Chuey Weather:

This could be the last hot weekend we see for a while as cooling begins next week.

Saturday College Football Forecasts: Ducks vs. Nevada at Autzen Stadium – Kickoff time 12:30 PM – Mostly sunny and hot, warming from near 80 to the mid 90s by the end of the game. Beavers vs Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin – Kickoff 11:00 AM CDT 9:00 AM PDT – Mostly sunny & warming from near 70 to near 80 by the end of the game.

We will be staying under a strengthening blocking high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) assuring that we will stay from very warm to hot. On the back side of the ridge the airflow will be from the west bringing more clouds and a frontal system will move in early next week and that should break the back of this heat wave.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly sunny & hot today and Sunday, mostly sunny but much cooler Monday, mostly clear at night highs 95-83 lows 54-50. Mostly sunny Tuesday, mostly clear in the evening, partly cloudy at night, a mix of clouds and sun Wednesday AM, mostly sunny Wednesday afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, partly cloudy Wednesday night through Friday AM, then mostly sunny Friday afternoon highs 82-76 lows 50-47. (seasonal averages high 79 low 48)

Advisories: A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES AND FOOTHILLS, THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR THE COAST RANGE, THE WILLAPA HILLS, AND ALL OF THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY. A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 11 AM TODAY FOR THE WESTERN KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST, SOUTHERN OREGON COAST, THE WESTERN ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, AND THE WESTERN ROGUE BASIN OF SOUTH WESTERN OREGON. THAT MEANS THERE IS A HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE AREAS LISTED. A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TODAY UNTIL 8 PM SUNDAY FOR THE ENTIRE WILLAMETTE VALLEY, THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS, THE FOOTHILLS OF LANE COUNTY, THE NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON FOOTHILLS, AND THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST RANGE, AND THE WILLAPA HILLS.

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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Governor Kitzhaber has declared a state of Emergency

 

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