Strong Storm Hits Florence

FLORENCE, Ore. — Between the waves crashing into the shoreline, the wind rattling between strands of grass on the coastline, and heavy rain hitting the sand, it was a pretty loud afternoon on the coast. But the storm wasn’t the only sound filling the air. “The bands are all here ready to play and so … Continue reading »

Local Farmers Cope without Rain

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been 19 dry days and counting now in what’s shaping up to be one of the drier springs on record. Local farms have only received six inches of rain since January, about a third of what they’re supposed to get. But where Mother Nature fails, farmers prevail. “When it gets hot, … Continue reading »

First February Rain Tomorrow

Justin’s Monday Night Forecast Discussion:  Clouds are beginning to return quickly tonight along with some light to moderate sprinkles and drizzle overnight tonight ahead of the first cold front bringing showers for Tuesday morning’s commute. Lows under cloudy skies tonight will be well above freezing in the upper 30s and low 40s. Tomorrow’s cold front … Continue reading »

More Valley Snow Expected

EUGENE, Ore. — A majority of Lane County woke up to white Thursday morning after a rain-snow mix covered most of the valley late Wednesday night into the morning. The snow totaled half an inch in some spots by 8 a.m. Thursday. At the passes, it nearly totaled a foot. With more wintry weather on … Continue reading »

Eugene Prepares for Heavy Rains

EUGENE, Ore. — It has been raining off and on all day, but the city of Eugene hasn’t really taken any sort of break from making sure the roads stay clear as the storms move in. Public Works crews spent the day clearing out catch basins all over town. Going street to street, they unclogged … Continue reading »

Slick Roads Lead to More Crashes

EUGENE, Ore. — The return of fall has translated into a dangerous commute for drivers trying to get home. Police have responded to about triple the number of auto accidents over the last few days. At one accident Monday night, a driver lost control on I-5 and smashed into a sign. Troopers were talking to … Continue reading »

Preparing for Wet Weather Driving

EUGENE, Ore. — This is the first substantial rainfall we’ve seen in months. That means slippery roads that we haven’t had to deal with in a while. Local law enforcement and car maintenance shops are reminding drivers that the first rainfall of the season can be the most dangerous. The rain brings all the oils … Continue reading »

Winery Rushes to Beat Rain

MONROE, Ore. — Oregon wineries say this is one the driest harvest seasons on record, but that dry spell is quickly coming to an end. The forecasted rain could hurt this year’s crop. Most of the vines at Benton-Lane Winery have been picked clean of grapes by now. Staff there have been working night and … Continue reading »

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