There’s nothing like a break in the clouds when for days we’ve had nothing but dark skies and rain. You appreciate it even more when you’re on a bike ride in December, on a road bike that has no fenders and no place to put them.
The flooding that had been forecast for the Willamette River over the last few days did not materialize. But there’s still a lot of water running down the river past Albany. Shouldn’t we try to store some of that water?
Why is the weather so interesting to people, especially around here? Because it is potentially dangerous, because it affects everybody, and because it can change as radically as it did the last few days.
The lower road at Albany’s Bowman Park was under water Saturday because the Willamette River rose quickly over the last couple of days. After cresting on Sunday afternoon at a predicted high of 14.5 feet on the Albany gauge, it will drop again just as quickly as colder weather sets in, possibly along with freezing rain […]
Nice try, Mr. Sun, but way too late in the afternoon to do anybody much good. After all, it’s already past 4 p.m, and still 38 degrees out there. It will be dark and even colder in a little while, so what’s the incentive to get on the bike for more than a ride around the […]
A cold weather front was whipping through the mid-valley on Tuesday afternoon, just as the public television program Frontline was preparing to broadcast a program on global warming titled “Climate of Doubt.” The reason there is a climate of doubt on this issue is not propaganda. It’s not the activities of various skeptics, who for […]