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Cottage Grove Weather Blog

November 18, 2021
The next 10-days, including the Thanksgiving holiday weekend

If you're traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday period next week, no major weather impacts are expected through Saturday morning Nov 27. See below for later Sat Nov 27 and Sun Nov 28. This afternoon through Friday: A low pressure system will bring periods of mainly light rain and showers to the area through Friday afternoon […]

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November 14, 2021
Rain + breezy-windy Monday; cooler this week

What: A storm system will bring rain and breezy to possibly windy conditions Monday morning and afternoon. Cooler/drier air mass moves in on Monday. Snow levels will be 3000-4000' Monday night and Friday night. Just a dusting to an inch below 4000' during this time period. Timing: Rain develops around 10am-2pm on Monday. Winds start to pick […]

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November 11, 2021
It poured and poured!

Thursday Nov 11 Update: To those of you who are Veterans, thank you! As of 9:00am, we've had 1.40" of rain here in Cottage Grove (since 4:00pm yesterday). Most of that occurred 4pm - 9pm. Small chance of light rain today through tomorrow morning (Friday), then rain Friday afternoon-night. Heaviest rain stays to our north […]

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November 10, 2021
Wednesday Update: More rain on the way!

Over the past day or so you've probably come across headlines of "heavy rain expected" and/or "hydrologic outlook." This is because a storm system will direct a narrow plume of moisture into the Pacific Northwest for an extended period of time, resulting in areas of heavy rain, potential for flooding, and mudflow possibilities around some […]

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November 8, 2021
Periods of rain this week; weekend and much of next week looking dry

What: Breezy tonight, with some wind gusts to somewhere between 20-30 mph. Light rain will develop later this evening with showers on tap for Tuesday. Total rainfall will be around 1/5-1/3" (0.20-0.33"). Snow levels above 6000' tonight, lowering to near 4000' Tuesday. Another couple of storm systems will bring periods of rain and showers through Friday, […]

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November 6, 2021
Rainfall off to a good start, dry Thanksgiving?

More or less, typical Oregon weather of periods of rain/showers through Wednesday (nothing to write home about). Total rainfall through Wednesday looks to be around 1/2"-3/4". Nothing concerning with southerly winds, which can gust up to 15 or 20 mph at times. Thursday through early next weekend, a couple storm systems could bring an additional […]

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November 4, 2021
Where's the Strong Winds?

Thursday Nov 4 Weather Update: Wind gusts up to 30 or 35 mph still remain possible into the afternoon; 40-50 mph gusts now looking less likely. See images, it's a complex process for strong winds overhead to "push down" to the surface (makes valley/foothill wind forecasts challenging). Up to another 1/3" of additional rainfall today. […]

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November 4, 2021
Wednesday Nov 3, 10:00pm update: Strong winds still possible 5am-2pm tomorrow (Thursday). Strongest gusts 7am-noon.
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November 3, 2021
Wednesday Nov 3: Strong winds possible 5am-2pm tomorrow (Thursday)...Another update will be issued this evening...
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October 30, 2021
Loud boom Saturday morning was Mother Nature's wake up call! Clocks fall back NEXT Sunday (Nov 7).

A cut-off low pressure system currently centered approx 200 miles offshore of the far Northern California coast is causing instability in Oregon from about Eugene southward. This triggered one lightning strike here in Cottage Grove at 7:39 this morning. The term "cut-off" means that the system is detached, or "cut-off," from the jet stream and […]

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