Category Archives: Weather

Record-Setting Rain/Thunderstorm

Yesterday (Sept. 5) we experienced the most significant thunderstorm I have seen in the mid-Valley since moving here in 1989. Lots of thunder, for hours; cloud-to-ground lightning; and heavy rain occurred. The total rainfall at Corvallis Hyslop weather station was … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Storm — a Look Back

Last week we celebrated Columbus Day. The national holiday was Monday the 8th, but the traditional date is October 12. That was also the date of the deadly “Columbus Day Storm” of 1962. Among significant wind storms in Oregon, the … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Symposium

Portland, Oregon (Wednesday, September 19th 2012) – “The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to announce the Pacific Northwest’s premier public commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Day Storm. Held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry … Continue reading

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Spring 2012 — wettest all-time in Corvallis

As our wet, cool spring draws to a close, it’s interesting to look back and compare our perceptions of what occurred with what DID occur. Start with rain: it seemed really wet, right? It was. In fact, we just finished … Continue reading

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Wind Farms Cut Back Because of Big Snow Pack

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Bonneville Power Administration twice ordered Pacific Northwest wind farms to cut production in recent days because it has a surplus of power from hydroelectric dams. The agency, which manages much of the power grid in … Continue reading

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Wild and Crazy Month of March

As April arrives, we can look back on a wild-and-crazy month of March. Truly it had just about everything – except warmth! Coastal storm (described by Steve Pierce) Many residents along the coastline of Oregon awoke March 13 to no power, downed trees, … Continue reading

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All-time Snow Record for Corvallis!

An unusual late-season snow storm brought heavy snow to much of Oregon on March 21-22. The daily observation for March 22, 4.3 inches, was an all-time record for March (the old record was 4.0 inches on 3/3/60). This was also … Continue reading

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