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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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 […]


Dear Sun: As for today …

Written January 21st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

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 […]


It doesn’t feel warmer

Written October 23rd, 2012 by

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 […]


 
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