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Cottage Grove Weather Blog

October 1, 2021
New water year begins, stormy October?

WATER YEAR Oregon's water year runs October 1 to September 30. Cottage Grove closed out the 2020-21 water year on September 30 with 36.53" of precipitation. Per the 1981-2010 "Climate Average," 45.43" is where we should be at. This represents 80% of normal for the 2020-21 water year. The gauge is now reset to 0.00" […]

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September 26, 2021
Sunday Update: Rain on the way!

A medium strength storm system is on track to bring rain and showers to the area tonight through Tuesday afternoon. Rain will develop tonight sometime between 9:00pm and 2:00am, then switch over to periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms from mid to late morning Monday to about sunset on Tuesday. Total combined rainfall looks to […]

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September 24, 2021
Another round of rain on the way!

Early September started off dry, but we quickly made up for it with last weekend's storm. A couple of low pressure systems will bring periods of rain and showers to the region Sunday through Tuesday. Unlike last weekend's system, these storms will have a little less moisture to work. Therefore, rainfall totals are expected to […]

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September 19, 2021
Impressive rainfall across the area!

We have to go all the way back to the period of February 12-15 when the area last saw rainfall like this. So far, 1.70" of rain has fallen in Cottage Grove (as of 10am Sunday). Isolated to scattered light showers will end today, then it looks dry tonight through the end of the month. […]

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September 16, 2021
Seasonably strong storm on track!

As the clouds move in your worries have all gone; as the rain falls it will cleanse your tired soul… Quiet weather today (Thursday), but a big change is on the horizon as Fall's first seasonably strong storm affects the entire region later Friday through Sunday. Oh, and enjoy the mild fall daytime temperatures today […]

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September 13, 2021
Wash you car on Thursday so it can rain Friday...

Last week's post said to mark your calendars for Friday Sept 17, as our first autumn rain event was likely to occur. I'm happy to say that rain/showers are looking likely Friday through the weekend, as a moderately strong storm system affects pretty much all of the state. There's still discrepancies in the finer details […]

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September 9, 2021
First decent rainfall expected later next week! La Nina again?

We've had an unusual dry start to September, but there's increasing confidence that a storm system or two will finally bring our first "appreciable" rains of the season late next week (Fri Sept 17) and into the following weekend. Until then, a few storm systems will just "clip" our area. System #1, tonight into Friday […]

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September 6, 2021
Warm-hot weather will continue through Wednesday, then much cooler?

Although it's been ridiculously hot, high temperatures have stayed well below the past week's records of 95-103. Moving forward, record high temperatures gradually lower and eventually drop into the mid-upper 80's beginning Sept 28. Our normal high/low temperature right now is near 81/49. In a post later this week, I'll give an update on the […]

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September 1, 2021
Happy first day of Meteorological Fall!

The Astronomical Fall (Autumnal Equinox) doesn't occur until September 22, but today (Sept 1) we celebrate the beginning of the Meteorological Fall which is tied to temperatures. Notice the nice cool and crisp mornings? Dry weather likely to continue Unfortunately, I don't see any signs of rain over the next 5-7 days. Previously, there were […]

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August 28, 2021
Quick Update (Saturday)

We'll warm up today with high temps in the mid 80's to near 90, lows upper 40's-around 50. Winds today will blow from east to west, some gusts to 15-20 mph possible. This may cause areas of smoke and haze from the fires that are to our east. Because of these "easterly" winds, the NWS […]

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