First Wintry Blast Causes Slick Roads

EUGENE, Ore. — An early taste of winter has proven deadly in Oregon. Roads in Portland and further east remain snow covered, with more ice on the way. In the southern Willamette Valley which is too warm for snow, those rain gauges are full and the roadways are tricky to navigate. Drivers are dealing with … Continue reading »

Tree Service Crews Busy Cleaning

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews are busy trying to get things back to normal Sunday after a wind storm ripped through the Willamette Valley this weekend. Crews have been busy, mostly picking up debris and trimming tree limbs. They say that’s typical for this time of year. They say although there has been a significant amount … 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 »

Showers Return Monday, Warm Up After

Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion: A long cold front attached to a storm centered in the Gulf of Alaska will swing through Monday afternoon. Showers will start along the coast around 12 noon, and then inland around 2 p.m. The front will move east of the Cascades by late Monday evening, but post-frontal moisture will … Continue reading »

Recent Rains Provide Wildfire Relief

COBURG, Ore. — It’s been a wet start to the first week of fall. With those rains comes relief for firefighters who’ve battled a tough wildfire season. “I’m very relieved for everybody in the state. Everybody needs it really bad because we are so dry right now,” said Erik McKibben, Coburg Fire engineer. “Firefighters in … Continue reading »

Partnership to Help Create Startups

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber stopped in Eugene Wednesday to sign a declaration of cooperation that could help boost our local economy. The Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network is expected to create tech start-ups here in the Willamette Valley and keep these companies in the local area. Something business leaders say is a win-win … Continue reading »

RAIN Program to Help Startups

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber will be in Eugene¬†Wednesday to sign a Declaration of Cooperation in support of a program that will help entrepreneurs get companies off the ground. It’s called the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, also known as RAIN. The City of Eugene will launch it Wednesday at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce. … Continue reading »

Overnight Snow for the Cascades

METEOROLOGIST MARISA WOLOSZYN’S FORECAST DISCUSSION: Showers will continue on and off into Sunday night into Monday. The snowline will be around 4,000 feet Sunday night before falling to 3,000 feet Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Cascades from midnight to 4 p.m. Monday. Expect 2-3 inches of new snow across the … Continue reading »

Rain Helping Farmers

HARRISBURG, Ore. — After a dry January, farmers are breathing a sigh of relief this week because they are finally getting the rain the soils need. Though some farm lands are seeing a bit of flooding, crop growers in the Willamette Valley are saying they are happy to see the rain. Detering Orchards, a farm … Continue reading »

Ice And Snow Out, Wind And Rain In

EUGENE, Ore.– Downed trees line the roads after powerful winds and heavy rain slammed across the region overnight. Eugene Public Works waited until the wind advisory was lifted at 6am on Wednesday morning, to start cleanup. Crews focused on clearing blockages on the roads for the morning and afternoon commute, and then moved on to … Continue reading »

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