UO Study Shows Wildfire Benefits

EUGENE, Ore. — A three-year study by the University of Oregon shows there are benefits to wildfires. Staff with the Ecosystem Workforce Program say they wanted to take a look at the impact they can have on a community, outside the obvious damaging effects. While wildfires have positive ecological roles, this recent research focuses on … Continue reading »

One “Normal” Day Before the Heat Returns

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: A trough of low pressure allowed on-shore flow, northwest winds and cooler air to move into western Oregon this morning. The clouds will clear for the second half of the day, but highs will stay in the upper 70s. 79° is our average high for this time of year, but this will only be … Continue reading »

Staying Like Summer Late Week

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Air conditions are improving for the southern Willamette Valley as winds have switched now pushing the smoke back to the southeast. Oakridge air quality will remain unhealthy for the next few days. Tonight, some light cloud cover early so you should get a chance to check out tonight’s … Continue reading »

Unseasonably Warm Weather Continues

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: High temperatures “only” reached the mid 80s Sunday and will stay in the low 80s Monday, which all seems considerably cooler than what we’ve been used to this summer! We’ve been at or above 90° 32 times this summer and at or above 80° 66 times! Our normal for this … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Fire, Sept. 8

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – The Deception Complex Fire continues to burn near Oakridge. Firefighters have taken advantage of the shifting winds and ignited the northwestern perimeter and southern tip. They’ve utilized weather conditions to safely complete the burnout objectives of suppressing the fire while create a mosaic of mixed intensity burns on the landscape. Crews, engines … Continue reading »

Yellow Point Fire Update, Sept. 8

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – The Yellow Point fire continues to burn 25 miles west of Cottage Grove. The fire has burned 746 acres and was 15 percent contained as of Monday morning. Firefighters completed hand lines Sunday night and will focus on holding the established line and begin mop up operations Monday. South Sisters Road … Continue reading »

Cool Down on the Way

Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion: The heat continued Saturday and Eugene warmed to 93 degrees. That marked the 32nd day that Eugene had a high temperature at or above 90 degrees within a year, which broke the old record of 31 days set back in 1958. High pressure remains in control Sunday through next week, … Continue reading »

Two Records in Jeopardy Saturday

Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion: The heat continue Saturday. Sunny skies and winds from the south will push temperatures into the upper 90s inland and low 70s along the coast. The record high in Eugene is 95 today, so it’s not out of the question that we’ll break that temperature. Plus, if we get above … Continue reading »

Record Heat For Ducks, Fire Dangers

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   Heatwave was in full effect on our Friday afternoon as valley locales soared into the mid to upper 90s, even low 90s at the coast. Tomorrow, we’ll set a new record for 90 degree or hotter days. Fire crews have been very busy including a new brush fire … Continue reading »

Record Breaking Heat for Duck Game

EUGENE, Ore. — We all know it never rains at Autzen, but this weekend perhaps just a drop or two would be nice. Saturday will likely be the 32nd time we’ve been at or above 90­° this summer, which we’ve never seen happen in Eugene. With a ridge of high pressure overhead, there isn’t a … Continue reading »

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