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Cottage Grove Weather Blog

April 29, 2022
May's just around the corner!

Friday April 29: Sunday is May 1st. Check out the map of high temperature trends for the month of May since 1895. Notice high temps are trending warmer (lows also trend warmer). Outlooks for May favor below normal precipitation and near to slightly above normal temperatures. Rain will develop 4-6pm this evening and change over […]

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April 28, 2022

Thursday April 28: Some showers today (1/10"), dry Friday morning into early afternoon, then a moderate strength storm system will impact the region after 5pm Friday through Saturday (1/2" of rain). Snow levels 4000-5000'. Sunday looks dry. Rain develops again on Monday morning. None of these systems look windy, so expect southerly gusts to be […]

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April 25, 2022
Just another Monday...

Wasn't it a nice weekend? We hit 72 on Sunday! Normal high is 64. Much cooler this week, as three weak storm systems bring light showers at times to the region (total rainfall through Friday less than 1/2"). Snow levels 6000' today, then 3500-4500' Tue-Fri. Driest day looks to be Friday. Throughout the week, expect […]

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April 22, 2022
Weekend: Dry, Nice, Mild!

Friday April 22: If you're off Sat/Sun, enjoy the sunshine. If you've got to work, my hat tips to you - enjoy your shift! A few lingering isolated showers today (Fri), completely ending by sunset. Dry and mild Saturday + Sunday! Next chance of light showers: Monday + Tuesday. Normal high/low 64/39. Our region of the […]

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April 20, 2022
Thunderstorm chances today?

Wednesday April 20: Scattered to numerous showers today and Thursday with isolated thunderstorms. As a reminder, any thunderstorm is capable of brief heavy downpours, hail, and strong gusty winds. It may become breezy with wind gusts to 25 or 30 mph at times to about 4pm. Some comments on a post in the Facebook Weather Group […]

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April 17, 2022
Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Dry today. Tired of cold temps? Warmer this week than last week. Rain will develop on Monday morning, but may be delayed until sometime during the afternoon if the system stalls a bit as latest data suggests (snow levels near 5000'). Showers Monday night and Tuesday (snow levels near 3500'). Expect 1/2-1" of […]

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April 14, 2022
Relatively cold through Saturday then warmer Easter Sunday...

Thursday April 14:  Easter Sunday: dry and warmer. Until then, expect isolated to scattered showers (can't rule out a rumble of thunder). Total rainfall through Saturday less than 1/2". Snow levels 1500' today, 2000' Fri-Sat. Breezes: 15 mph or less, a few gusts to 20 mph (especially Saturday). Some good news - see Fast Facts […]

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April 12, 2022
Lowland Snow Still Possible!

Tuesday Snow Update: Snow down to 500-700' remains possible at times. Best chances exist tonight through Wednesday morning, when 0-2" wouldn't be out of the question. Winds will mostly stay below 15 mph, but can't rule out a few gusts to 25 mph. At this time, snow levels Wednesday afternoon through Thursday are expected to stay […]

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April 11, 2022
It was a nice change of scenery!

Monday April 11: A series of 3 low pressure systems will affect the region through Saturday. Snow levels rest of today/Tuesday above 1200'. Snow is again possible here in Cottage Grove between 8pm Tuesday evening and 10am Wednesday morning (0-2"). Wednesday afternoon onward, snow levels will vary 1500'-2500'. No wind concerns - mostly below 20 […]

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April 10, 2022
Snow now unlikely below 1000', but strong winds possible...

Sunday April 10: *Strong Winds Possible* Snow below 1000' now UNLIKELY here (best chances below 1000' north of Salem). Wind gusts up to 25-30 mph 10pm Sunday to 6pm Monday, except gusts to 30-40 mph possible midnight to 6:00am Monday. Since leaves are now on trees, if strong winds materialize as predicted, a few downed trees […]

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