Record Low Cascade Snow

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — The snow was falling in the Cascades Friday, a rare sight this year. It was a winter wonderland at Willamette Pass, but it’s also a ghost town. Four to eight inches of snow fell in the Cascades, which was the most this year. The Oregon Cascades are a winter enthusiast’s dream … Continue reading »

Hot Hot Hot in Oregon This Week

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend, rain or shine! This week is going to contain a lot more “shine” and heat than any other week this year. Before a strong ridge of high pressure sets up shop early Tuesday, we’ll see one last warm front sneak through … Continue reading »

Spring Heat Sticking Around

METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION: Temperatures soared this weekend back into the low 60s and with the sun setting past 7 p.m. it feels like spring is just around the corner. Not too fast though, the average high for this time of year is just 55° and it’s still very normal for us to see … Continue reading »

Another Dry Weekend on the Way

METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION: We’ve had five weekends in 2013, all but one has been dry and we’ll add yet another dry one this weekend. The weekdays however, are a bit soggy. The first raindrops of February fell early Tuesday. We picked up .06″ between 7 and 8 a.m. The front is quickly moving … Continue reading »

Third Driest January on Record

EUGENE, Ore. — This January will go down as foggy and cold, but will not be remembered as wet! In fact, this was the third driest January ever recorded in Eugene. But does it matter? What does it mean to be five-and-a-half inches below average in rainfall, in what is normally our third wettest month … Continue reading »

50th Anniversary of Columbus Day Storm

EUGENE, Ore. — No one would find it odd for a bank or post office to be shut down for Columbus Day, but fifty years ago, on October 12,1962, it was more than just the mailman who ended up with the day off. One of the worst storms ever recorded in western Oregon shut down … Continue reading »