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Cottage Grove Weather Blog

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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August 25, 2021
Fall in the air? September's Outlook

Monday and Tuesday both had cool, fall-like mornings. Lows both days were 40, 41 (respectively). We have to go all the way back to June 10 when we last had a morning low near 41. Certainly a sign that fall is coming soon. The past several days of highs in the mid-70's to low-80's have […]

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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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