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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riding in a heat wave: Saved by big trees

Written August 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Everybody knows that when it’s hot, it’s hotter in the sun than in the shade. And when you’re riding a bike on city streets during a heat wave, streets with huge trees are more pleasant to ride than those without.


Thinking about the future on a hot day

Written July 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you go by the motto of the Oregon Global Warming Commission, “Keep Oregon Cool,” you might say the commission has already failed, at least this week.


What heat wave?

Written July 30th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

One hears a lot about this heat wave coming our way. The forecasters are warning of triple-digit temperatures. The warnings don’t help unless you can get away.


Enjoy the AC while you still can

Written August 18th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

After a bike ride when the temperature is in the 90s, I am grateful for any oasis that is crisp, clean and above all cool. So about an hour before sunset on Thursday, I landed at Taco Bell on Southwest Pacific. The crowd was gone. Except for a staff member wiping tables, I had the cool air in the seating […]


Too much sun? Aha, a hat!

Written July 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Comely as they are, the TV weather girls I sometimes watch seem to believe their viewers are too dumb to survive a heat wave on their own. So they advise us to stay out of the sun, drink plenty of water and wear light-colored, loose-fitting outfits. Thus encouraged, I make so bold as to offer advice of my […]


 
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