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Rachael McDonald

Forecasters are watching a dynamic weather pattern as we anticipate snow in lower elevations on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

The combination of a winter storm and king tides this weekend may make for dangerous conditions on the coast.  Waves could reach 30 feet on central coast beaches Saturday. 


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Forecasters say a strong weather system will bring valley rain and mountain snow to western Oregon this week.

Rachael McDonald

The forecast is calling for snow in the South Willamette Valley this week.

Lane County Sheriff

Despite some sunbreaks today, more rain is expected. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office urges people to stay out of flood waters.

City of Eugene

The Willamette Valley has been pummeled with an unusual rain storm. It’s caused flooding and downed trees and spurred evacuations along the Row River and Coast Fork of the Willamette.

More Snow Coming

Feb 26, 2019
Rachael McDonald / KLCC

More snow fell Tuesday evening in the South Willamette Valley. The valley floor got several more inches. And more snow is falling Wednesday morning. 

Marc Spilde

Nine major wildfires continue to produce new smoke and spew particulates, making air quality in Southern Oregon the *worst in the nation.

It feels like we’re experiencing a mini-heat wave in parts of Oregon. On Tuesday, record highs were recorded in Portland, Astoria and Newport.

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It’s going to be a dangerously windy and wet weekend in the region. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, people are advised to buckle down, limit travel, and avoid the beaches.

Willamette Pass

After recent spring-like weather, Willamette Valley residents should brace for some colder temperatures coming Sunday into next week.

River of Rain Flows to Oregon

Oct 20, 2017
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The National Weather Service said the region will be seeing its major first rain of the season this weekend.

Rachael McDonald

Oregonians can expect some relief from the string of very hot days we’ve been experiencing. The National Weather Service is forecasting a cooling trend as we head into the weekend.

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Portland is experiencing its second wettest water year on record, while Eugene is only in its 24th wettest year in history.  It has, however, broken a record for the longest number of days of measurable precipitation at 143 days since October 1st.

Karen Richards

Hazelnut planting is booming in the Willamette Valley. Our volcanic, fertile soil already produces nearly the entire U.S. crop. Still, growers and industry experts aren't worried about having too much supply.


Rachael McDonald / KLCC

As temperatures rise, the snow and ice are thawing Monday, in the Eugene area, but the National Weather Service says more snow may fall in the South Willamette Valley Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Lane County Sheriff's Office

According to the National Weather Service a new ice storm is on its way to Lane County this weekend that could wreak as much havoc as the December ice storm.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

It’s already been a busy, exhausting couple of weeks for Eugene Public Works crews and they’re bracing for possible freezing rain and more snow Saturday.

Rachael McDonald

The frigid temperatures will stick around the Willamette Valley through Saturday according to the National Weather Service.

Rachael McDonald

The New Year will bring a prolonged cold snap to Oregon and Washington. We could even see a little snow in the valleys.

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This week, Oregon is experiencing a preview of what's to come this summer. In the Willamette Valley, highs are forecast around 90 degrees midweek and next weekend.

Rachael McDonald / Hoodoo Ski Area

The National Weather Service says Oregon’s Cascade Mountains are at 105 percent of normal for snowpack at this time of year. That’s making snow enthusiasts happy.

Highway 42 Landslide Repairs Begin

Dec 29, 2015
Oregon Department of Transportation

It may take months to fully repair the landslide damage to Highway 42, the road between Roseburg and Coos Bay. Crews began clearing material Tuesday morning.

ODOT

The weekend’s storms brought 20 to 30 inches of new snow to Oregon’s high cascades. Forecasters say another warmer, wet storm is coming.

Snow In The Mountains, Coastal Flooding Possible

Dec 9, 2015
Oregon Department of Transportation

While rain and flooding is expected to decrease in western Oregon, there is a coastal flood advisory in place until Friday afternoon.

Oregon Department of Transportation

The state Department of Transportation says parts of several highways in western Oregon were closed Tuesday because of high water from heavy rainfall.

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If July felt hot and sweaty, it was for good reason. The heat broke records in the Willamette Valley.

It was the hottest July ever in Eugene, crushing the previous record, set in 1958. Andy Bryant with the National Weather Service says the heat was well above normal:

Bryant: “So the average temperature for Eugene for the month of July was 71.5 degrees, that’s 4.7 degrees above average. The average high, if you look at all the highs during the month of July, the average was 88.2, also a few degrees above average.”

Researchers Map Portland's Hottest, Most Polluted Places

Jul 30, 2015
Cassandra Profita / Earthfix

When it's hot outside, city neighborhoods with lots of pavement get hotter and more polluted than the ones with more greenery. It's called the urban heat island effect. And as the summers in the Northwest get hotter with climate change, these hot spots pose a growing risk to human health.In Portland, researchers are mapping the city's hottest, dirtiest places, and looking for ways to cool them down.

Joe Chung

Oregon has enjoyed cooler days over the past week, thanks to low pressure from the Gulf of Alaska. By Wednesday, extremely hot weather is expected to return.

Andy Bryant is with the National Weather Service. He says people should be prepared for above average temperatures later this week:

Bryant: “In the south Willamette Valley, we have a forecast high on Thursday of 100 for Eugene. It looks like it’s going to be hot all throughout western Oregon.”

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