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Cottage Grove Weather Blog

September 6, 2022
Update to address NWS Fire Weather Watch

Weather & Fire Update (Tuesday 3:00pm): The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for most areas north of Douglas County from 11:00am FRIDAY to 8:00pm SATURDAY. The reason for this WATCH is the possibility of easterly winds being stirred up by a dry low pressure system that will be passing through the region […]

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September 5, 2022
Happy Labor Day! Cooler today, hot much of the rest of this week.

Enjoy today's cooler temperatures because hot weather returns tomorrow (Tuesday). This is expected to be the last week of 90-degree high temps until next year, as the pattern will undergo significant changes next weekend, especially on Sunday. What's so interesting about next weekend? Saturday will be hot and muggy, then much cooler on Sunday but still […]

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September 1, 2022
Happy First Day of Meteorological Fall!

WHEN DOES FALL BEGIN? There are actually two answers…Meteorological fall begins today, September 1. Astronomical fall begins September 22. Meteorologists consider fall to be during the months of September, October, and November. By following the civil calendar and having less variation in season length and season start, it becomes much easier to calculate seasonal statistics […]

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August 31, 2022
The heat is on!

Yesterday (Tuesday) in Cottage Grove, we hit 96-99°. Today and Thursday will be 90-94. It will then be a little cooler Friday through the Labor Day Holiday Weekend with high temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 80's. Normal high/low: 81/47. Seeing some signs that high temps may cool down next week, but temperatures […]

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August 28, 2022
Another Heatwave Ahead!

We hit 76° yesterday (Saturday), today we'll top off at around 80 with some breezes up to 10 mph. Then BAM: 90 Monday, low 90's Tuesday, 90 Wednesday. Thursday will probably be in the upper 80's. Normal high is 81. Tail ends of a couple of low pressure systems will then clip northern Oregon Friday […]

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August 26, 2022
Cooler through Sunday, hot again early next week.

Friday: Noticeably cooler today (highs 80-85). Much cooler Saturday with maybe some sprinkles or a brief light shower in the morning - highs 75-80. Hot again early next week - check out the predicted temperature chart below. Good news is that the weather pattern is expected to switch over to more fall-like by the end […]

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August 24, 2022
Study: Temperature and Precipitation Trends

In June 2021, I published a study (Special Report) addressing temperature and precipitation trends across Oregon and the West Coast states. Scroll through the images below for a better understanding of the trends and to put things into perspective. Note that La Nina has had a moderate to major impact on our fall / winter […]

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August 22, 2022
Warm weather continues...

Monday: Whose ready for fall or at least near average temperatures? Above average temperatures are expected to continue over the next 7-10 days. No signs of meaningful rain, either. The pattern may change a little at the end of the month, but reliable data favors a mainly dry pattern with above normal temperatures through September […]

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August 19, 2022
Cooler today (and less humid)!

Next Friday (Aug 26) is the last day that the sun will set in the 8:00pm hour. Fall (Autumnal Equinox) is 34 days away (Meteorological Fall occurs on Sept 1). No signs of rain, but there "may" be some end of month changes we'll be talking about next week. Check out the website for lots […]

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August 17, 2022
Thunderstorm Update

8:00pm Wednesday: A disturbance to the south of us, moving north at around 10 mph, is allowing thunderstorms to form (this is all part of Monsoon Moisture being drawn up into Oregon). As the embedded disturbance continues north towards us, it "may" trigger thunderstorms across our area. Keyword is "may." In any case, small chances […]

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