Chilly start to a wet week ahead.
The center low of our Friday the 13th storm is now
progged to move onshore much farther north, this system
will pack quite a heavy rain field. Windy, too, although
not as strong as original expectations. Western WA will
get the most impact from the storm. Brief interlude during
the weekend before the second strong storm arrives overnight
Sunday. HEAVY rain in western WA, with OR also getting
moderate rain, as well. Breezy. Chilly and damp in the PNW
Tue/Wed Nov 17,18 with plenty of mountain snowfall. More
rain with the third system due in Thu.
Uncertainty remains for the weekend of Nov 21,22. The trend
has been for drier days, but with the potential for a northerly
flow aloft to usher in the colder air mass of the season.
Easy to get an overall picture of the next couple of weeks: on
and off rain, with great mountain snow. Borderline concern
remains for localized flooding - mainly for the coastal streams
/rivers in western WA. Even CA will get in on some of the
For Eugene Springfield - rain 7 out of 10 next days, with
lows 33 to 47 and highs 48-58.
For central Oregon, rain 3 out of 8 days; lows 33-43 F,
and highs 43 to 58 F.
So according to weather guru's similar temps in the
valley as in central Oregon.
With the rain, the irrigation systems can go away. With
the cooler temps, begin to protect roses, camellia, and
mulch strawberry and blueberry plants.
November thru March - time to prune blueberries and
tree fruits. If you have only a few plants, it is best to
wait until March.