HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Nearly three minutes of surf in the sun

Written February 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It will be Monday soon enough. But before the start of another valley week in February — first fog, possibly freezing, and later rain — take a look at some surf in the sun.


Looking at the dark side of spring

Written April 11th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

What you see here looks pretty nice, right? But there’s a dark side to this sea of white blossoms under a blue sky. The scene foreshadows a backbreaking chore this summer and fall.

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Thirty seconds of anti-rain

Written January 19th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

I could be wrong, but considering the typical January weather in Oregon’s mid-valley, I figured everybody could use at least 30 seconds of subtropical breezes, palm trees and sunshine.

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A welcome moment of bright skies

Written December 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

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.

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Look at all that wasted rain

Written December 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

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?


Our weather: Better than elsewhere

Written December 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

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.


What? Yes, our cooling climate!

Written November 30th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

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 […]


 
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