Temperatures in the region are expected to climb into the upper 90s and possibly low 100s starting Monday, and the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning in advance of the heat wave.
All backyard, agricultural, and debris or slash burning will be banned in Washington County starting 7 a.m. Monday, July 25, the member agencies of the Washington County Fire Defense Board announced Thursday afternoon.
Restrictions in areas protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Northwest Oregon will increase this week in the face of increasing fire danger.
The Oregon Department of Forestry announced that fire season will be declared Monday, July 11 at 1 a.m. in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association region, which stretches from northern Yamhill County to Astoria and from near Forest Grove to the Pacific Ocean.
As areas in Oregon enter fire season, this region, visited by rains and cool weather until recently, has not. Now, an Oregon Department of Forestry official says that could change next week. “While the wet spring has been great, things are starting to dry out,” said ODF Forest Grove District[Read More…]
The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued a freeze warning in effect overnight for areas in the Coast Range, while also issuing a frost advisory for locales at lower elevations. The forecast calls for lows around 30 to 32 degrees tonight. “Sensitive plants/animals/garden gnomes, should be kept warm,”[Read More…]
Late in March, residents along Gales Creek began to notice a strange pattern in the waters of the 23 and ½ mile long Tualatin River tributary. Muddy water was coming down the creek bed when it wasn’t raining, and the muddied waters seemed to pulse on and off. “The last three[Read More…]
The deadline to remove studded tires from your vehicle is March 31, the Oregon Department of Transportation said. While the deadline has moved in the past due to the pandemic, this year, the deadline show’s that it’s business as usual at ODOT when it comes to getting the road-chewing studded[Read More…]
The Pacific Ocean near Depoe Bay, Oregon on April 22, 2018. Photo: Chas Hundley A Tsunami Advisory has been issued for most of the West Coast, including Oregon, following a massive underwater volcano Friday afternoon in the Pacific Ocean near the Tonga Islands. Issued just before 5 a.m. Saturday, the
Water from Prickett Creek near the Watts community outside of Gales Creek floods Stringtown Road January 12, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley With high winds expected Thursday night and into Friday and the area under a mix of flood watches and advisories, those living in flood-prone areas should be prepared, the[Read More…]