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Cottage Grove Weather Blog

January 24, 2024
1-2" of total rainfall possible Friday-Sunday; another 1-2" possible next week (Tue-Thur); Windy?

By now you've probably seen some news media hyping things up that another massive weather event is in store for us next week with catastrophic rainfall/flooding, devastating winds, downed trees, and power outages. Breathe! Look, it rains here in Oregon. Sometimes A LOT. Sometimes A LOT within a SHORT PERIOD. Sometimes we get windy storms […]

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January 20, 2024
Updates Reactivated!

At least one-hundred people reached out to me just before and during the Ice Storm, asking if this page and the Facebook Cottage Grove Weather and Emergency Preparedness group could go active and if I can post. As you know, I moved to the coast (just over an hour's drive), which is why I deactivated […]

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December 5, 2023
It rained and rained and... Final Post for

Tuesday Dec 5: *Please see the last paragraph regarding this being the final post in this group* As of 4:00pm today, the area has seen between 3.50 and 5.50" of rainfall, depending on which weather station you look at. When November closed out, we were running about 5" behind of rainfall. Yes, we've "made" it […]

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December 1, 2023
3-4" of rain, wind gusts 30-40 mph at times...

Weather Alert (Friday afternoon): Lots of rain heading towards us - by the end of the day on Monday it's looking like 3-4" will have fallen. Could see "some" lessening of the rain Saturday from 12-5pm, but the aggressiveness of the jet stream and strong low pressure systems could preclude that. Wind gusts to somewhere […]

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November 29, 2023
Lots of rain on the way; breezy-windy too!

While the upcoming rain may not be welcomed by some with all the scheduled events this upcoming weekend, we're finally going to get some much needed rain. At least three storm systems will bring 2-3" of back-to-back rain (maybe a brief break or two) from late Thursday morning or afternoon through Sunday. Expect it to […]

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November 23, 2023
I'm thankful for YOU! Cold temps through early next week, rain + mtn snow next Thur or Fri, too cold for pets...

I'm thankful for all of you! I'm thankful that you each have a purpose in this world! COLD: Remember that pets are unable to maintain their body warmth in these cold temps, so a nice warm spot inside is best. Much below normal temps through early next week, then gradual warming. Rain as early as […]

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November 19, 2023
No significant weather-related travel concerns thru Nov 28, pet safety info, stress coping tips...

**No significant weather-related travel concerns through the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Nov 28) across the entire PacNW, Idaho, Nevada, and California.** All regional mountain passes will not have impactful snowfall (see next paragraph). Be mindful of ice on the roads in locations that have freezing temps and there may be areas of dense fog. High pressure […]

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November 14, 2023
No major storms, but some rain nonetheless. Thanksgiving travel?

No major storms seen (at this time) through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. That said:

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November 10, 2023
Some light rain/showers through Monday. Dry Tuesday-Friday?

Fri Nov 10: Light rain/showers tonight through Saturday (1/10" or less). Dry most of Sunday then light rain Sunday night-Monday (around 1/4"). Snow levels 5000' or higher. No wind concerns. Looks dry (right now) Tuesday-Friday, then rainy the following weekend (Sat Nov 18). Strong storm "possible" Mon Nov 20 (more details about this in the […]

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November 5, 2023
Why all the street flooding yesterday? More rain on the way!

Sunday: What's up with the street flooding yesterday (Saturday)? First, let me update you on the weather real quick. Periods of rain and showers through Tuesday with an isolated thunderstorm possible. Winds can gust to around 25 mph at times. Total rainfall 3/4"-1.25", most of this occurring later this evening through Monday (doesn't it feel […]

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