Stormy Saturday Ahead

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   More steady rain today as a warm front plowed north through the state. Even though it kept things soggy today, the rainfall totals were only around .25″ or less in many areas. Tonight, we’re in a holding pattern with the next storm spinning up along the Northern California … Continue reading »

Stormy Weekend Ahead

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A new day, a new storm. It seems as though we’re making up for lost time in terms of rainfall. We’ll see rain 6 out of the next 7 days. We got a dry break late Thursday and early Friday, but the next front is already in southern Oregon and quickly moving … Continue reading »

Another Windy & Wet Day Coming

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Even though we didn’t see the rain like yesterday, today’s weather brought an interesting wrinkle in the form of severe weather in Washington, an EF1 tornado to be exact. The twister slammed through Longview, WA around 12:45p this afternoon with winds estimated 86-110 mph from the National Weather … Continue reading »

Funnel Cloud Leaves Damage near Longview

LONGVIEW, Wash. — A possible tornado damaged property and uprooted trees. Crews are trying to repair what the storm left behind. Roofs blew off and some fires set after the severe weather knocked down power lines. People in Washington were told to take cover around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Those sheltered say the noise from … Continue reading »

Solar Eclipse Party Rained Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon weather did not cooperate for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse. The Eugene Astronomical Society set up telescopes for the viewing at The Science Factory. But just as the eclipse hit its peak, the downpour began, forcing everyone to run for cover. “Terrible–that’s how I would describe that. Welcome to astronomy in the … Continue reading »

Skiers to Swap Gear this Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Ski season is just around the corner, and this is the weekend to sell or save on gear. It’s all part of the 45th Annual Ski Swap, which happens Friday and Saturday at the Lane Events Center. If you’re looking to consign ski and snowboard equipment, you can drop it off until … Continue reading »

Wet Weather Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: We made it through the first big storm of the season, but are not out of the woods just yet. A strong jet stream will continue to deliver tropical moisture across western Oregon today and will deliver several more storm systems in the next week. Showers will continue off and … Continue reading »

Tree Crashes onto House

EUGENE, Ore. — Our first big fall storm of the season tested the rivers, the sewers and at times, even the homes, as several trees came down during the heavy rainfall and strong winds. This fall storm hasn’t disappointed with rain totals topping two inches in some spots. A perfect example of some of the … Continue reading »

Soggy Weather Through The Weekend

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Impressive rainfall totals tonight with areas along the coast receiving more than 2″ of rain in some spots, while close to an inch fell in the valley. Windy as well as wind gusts topped 30 mph in Eugene and cranking to 50 mph or stronger along the coast … Continue reading »

ODOT Prepares for Local Storms

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — ODOT is on standby as these storms work their way through the area. The biggest concern is aerial flooding because of all the leaves on the road, but ODOT says crews are ready if there are any unexpected events like landslides or downed trees. “We keep an eye on all areas. The … Continue reading »

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