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Small Tornado Destroys 2 Barns Near Lebanon, Oregon

The Register-Guard | Sept. 19, 2017 6:46 p.m.

A tornado touched down outside Lebanon on Tuesday afternoon, destroying two barns and damaging two others, according to the Lebanon Fire District.

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Rain, Snow Begin The End Of Several Oregon Wildfires

Statesman Journal | Sept. 19, 2017 3:10 p.m.

As heavy rain turned to snow in Oregon’s high elevations Tuesday, fire crews prepared to wind down operations on multiple wildfires across the state.

News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Rainfall Could Oust Eagle Creek Fire — And Start Landslides

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 2:01 p.m. | Portland

While fire crews are anticipating significant rainfall beginning Saturday evening to help with suppression efforts, they’re concerned for landslides.

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Portland Area Rain Is Making A Comeback Starting Sunday

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Portland

The region could see as much as an inch of rain between Sunday and Tuesday.

Climate change | Environment | Communities

Rain May Give Fire-Ravaged Southwest Oregon A Brief Break

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 6, 2017 5 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Chetco Bar Fire is still the largest fire burning in Washington and Oregon.

News | local | Environment | Air | Forestry | NW Life

2017 Hottest August On Record In Portland, Salem And It Ain't Over

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 8:22 a.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service says last month was the hottest August on record for Portland and Salem.

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Oregon Man Sues Showtime For Bungled Mayweather VS. McGregor Fight Streaming

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 9:15 a.m. | Portland

Some fans called it the fight of the decade. Others called it an over-hyped cash grab. But an Oregon man has another term for this month's Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor boxing match: ripoff.

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Rain At Last: Portland’s 57-Day Dry Spell Ends In A Drizzle

OPB | Aug. 13, 2017 8:59 a.m. | Portland

After nearly 60 dry, hot days without a single drop of liquid sunshine, Portland-area residents were greeted with the familiar feeling of a pleasant drizzle early Sunday morning.

News | Environment | local | Water

Extreme Heat Reverses Benefits Of Oregon’s Above-Average Snowpack

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Portland

The benefits of an above-average snowpack measured in most locations statewide earlier this year have yet to be fully realized due to extreme heat.

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Smoke Could Clear Willamette Valley This Weekend, But Don't Celebrate Yet

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 3:34 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service says westerly winds could clear smoke Friday night into Saturday as temperatures dip below triple digits, but smoke is expected to return.

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Wildfire Scorches More Than 80 Square Miles In Southeast Oregon

AP | Aug. 4, 2017 2:31 p.m. | Portland

A wildfire has charred more than 80 square miles of grass and juniper in sparsely populated southeast Oregon.

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After Days Of Heat-Related Delays, TriMet Charges To Ride Again

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 10:37 a.m. | Portland

Earlier this week the Portland-area transit agency waived fares because of delays caused by extreme heat. Trains are still slow today due to higher-than-normal temperatures, but you must pay to ride. 

News | local | Transportation

TriMet Again Waives Ticket Fees, But Heat Delays Still Likely

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland

For the second day in a row, TriMet users can expect another day of free rides. The transit agency said it will again waive ticket charges Thursday but riders could see more delays.

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What Happens To Our Bodies When It's Hot Out?

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:36 p.m. | Portland

Here's how our bodies respond when hot weather strikes.

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Portland May Break Records This Week During Northwest Heat Wave

OPB | July 29, 2017 12:43 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service says temperatures in the Portland area this coming week are likely headed for the record books.

NW Life | Arts | local | Music

Song Premiere: The Weather Machine - 'The Pelican Song'

opbmusic | July 6, 2017 11:33 a.m.

The whimsical new song commemorates the 50th anniversary of Oregon's landmark Beach Bill.

News | Politics | local | Economy

FEMA Rejects Oregon's Request To Assist Rural Counties Slammed By Winter Storms

OPB | May 12, 2017 5:04 p.m.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency turned down a request by Oregon for relief funds to assist farmers hard hit by winter storms.

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This Winter Was Historically Wet In Seattle, Portland

AP | April 26, 2017 7:01 a.m. | Seattle

Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record, and Portland is inching closer to smashing its own record.

News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

It's Raining, But Wildfire Season Is Starting In Washington

OPB | April 14, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland

Despite a wet and windy spring, wildfire season officially begins in Washington state Saturday. Oregon’s fire season typically begins next month, depending on weather conditions.