Eugene topped out at 96° Tuesday, setting a new record. The previous record was 94° which was set 30 years ago in 1984. This was also the 28th time we've been above 90° this summer. Typically we only hit 90° about 15 times, if we see just 3 more days at 90 or above that would set a new record
The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger to extreme on its protected lands. The increase in the fire danger level is due to the hot and dry weather conditions, along with the severity of the drought stricken vegetation throughout the county.
There has been quite a bit of smoke in the valleys this weekend and Monday. It's all a part of the Deception Complex Fire near Oakridge. Fire crews can't predict where exactly lightning will strike and if a wildfire will spark, but predicting the weather is useful in the fire fight.