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Cottage Grove Weather Blog

August 20, 2021
Cooler temperatures here to stay?

Ah yes, we can finally take a breath fresh (and cooler) air! Since Memorial Day, high temperatures have ran above the seasonal average in excess of about 70% of the time. We've had 8 days that reached over 100 degrees, 24 days in the 90's, and 9 days at 88-89. Normal high/low temperature right now […]

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August 16, 2021
Refreshing Pattern Change Underway!

Yes, you saw the top image correctly: July 2021 was the hottest on record (followed by the hottest June on record across the U.S.). Finally we get to have a solid week of what a typical summer across the area should look like, compliments of a weak low pressure system that will pass through the […]

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August 13, 2021
Cooler temperatures, but...

A cool down is still expected, but won't occur until Sunday or may possibly hold off until Monday. This is because high pressure over our region is strong and delaying the storm system that will bring cooler temperatures (system is currently in the Gulf of Alaska and slowly trekking south because it's being impeded by […]

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August 11, 2021
Heatwave update

Because of high pressure building into the region, winds have shifted and are blowing smoke into our area from the fires to the east. This is causing areas of smoke and hazy skies with an orange tint to the sun. Haze/smoke may have an impact on forecast high temperatures and could cause such to be […]

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August 9, 2021
Heatwave this week!

Strong high pressure will build into the region this week. Beginning Wednesday, and continuing through Saturday, hot high temperatures of 98-103 degrees can be expected. Evenings will be warmer than usual, with overnight lows will bottom out at around 60-65. Our seasonal average high/low temperatures are 86/52. But this really isn't shocking news, right? Especially […]

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August 6, 2021
Another heatwave just around the corner!

Don't shoot the messenger, I'm here only to give you information. We have a few more days of relatively cooler weather (highs mid 70's to low 80's, lows mostly low to mid 50's). There's also the possibility of a few isolated light showers or sprinkles Saturday night into Sunday morning. So enjoy this cool down […]

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August 4, 2021
Refreshing change to cooler weather and chances of showers?

Today's been hazy with smoke filled skies across the area. Satellite imagery clearly shows the smoke being drawn north into the state from the fires in Northern California. I don't know of anyone who's enjoying the heat and humidity (and I'm sure you don't either). For quite some time now, our region has been on […]

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August 1, 2021
A few more days of heat, then cooler temperatures with shower chances?

With the exception of a two to three days here and there, high temperatures have been running above the seasonal average since May 28. I don't need to mention our few days of 80+ degree high temps in April and the near 110 degree heat in June. Hasn't it also been more humid this summer? […]

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July 30, 2021
Monsoon moisture + thunderstorms. Heatwave ending, rain?

I'll talk about relatively cooler temperatures and possible rain here in a bit. But first, let's discuss thunderstorm possibilities today (Friday). We're on the western periphery of strong high pressure that's just to our east. Since the circulation around high pressure is clockwise, this is drawing up warmer air and monsoon moisture from the south […]

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July 25, 2021
Another Heatwave, Drought Conditions Worsen, Fire Activity, La Nina again?

Heatwave We're now in the warmest part of year, with our normal high temperature at around 86 degrees (normal low is near 52). Temperatures are expected to be hot this week and into next weekend, with highs mostly around 90 to 97. Some data this morning hints that high temperatures on Thursday and Friday may […]

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