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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Spending spring break at home

Written March 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

On my way through town Tuesday morning, it took me a while to realize why everybody was blowing through the school zone at the bottom of the hill at 40 miles per hour without even a token tap on the brakes. Then I glanced to the left and saw the school parking lot empty. Ah! It’s not a school […]


New Year’s ice in Bryant Park

Written December 31st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

On the last day of 2014, part of Albany’s Bryant Park was still under water, as it had been for a week or two. This was not unusual for the season. What was unusual was that near the edges of this temporary lake, ice had formed.


March starts with (what else?) rain …

Written March 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Just a quick look at a routine little downpour on Pacific Boulevard in Albany this Saturday afternoon.


“In Winter’s Grip III:” The Aftermath

Written February 9th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

By now everybody is thinking: OK, so it snowed a lot in western Oregon. Enough already with the videos and the Facebook entries. Trouble is, when you’re more or less stuck in the house, and the Olympics on TV feature an endless race on skis, what else is there to do besides commenting on the weather […]


“In Winter’s Grip II”

Written February 7th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Another day, another stroll in the snow, deeper now than the day before. Such is our fate as climate change utterly fails to make itself felt. This is the kind of winter we had several times in the 1970s and ’80s, if memory serves.  (hh)


Was this a sign of something?

Written January 2nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Everybody and his sister, in Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley, took photos on Thursday night of the western sky. We all thought it was a spectacular sight,. What’s the meaning of this, somebody might have asked.


Climate change? Demand better weather!

Written November 17th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

The calls for Oregon government action to affect the climate never stop. What the climate agitators really want is not a better climate but higher taxes on private enterprise. But talking about climate action sounds so much more benign, on the surface anyway. If only we could!


 
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