Not So Ideal Weather Using ‘Ideal’ High School Chemistry

I hope my reference to High School Chemistry didn't conjure up painful memories from your past; a la exploding graduated cylinders, or brutal Bunsen burner burns. If not, please read on with an open mind. Very basic chemistry explains why the Willamette Valley has been cold, foggy, gloomy and literally unhealthy for those with certain … Continue reading Not So Ideal Weather Using ‘Ideal’ High School Chemistry

A Groundhog Preview

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow tomorrow? Shadow or no shadow we are looking at a very springlike forecast as we begin the month of February. A very weak disturbance moved through the district overnight and brought a little rain and mountain snow to the region. Skies have cleared out mostly and all I expect … Continue reading A Groundhog Preview

A Little Rain Followed by Spring?

If you liked the weather on Monday, today should be nearly a carbon copy. Mostly cloudy skies today with some occasional sun-breaks. Overall temperatures should remain in the upper 40s, and I think we see less widespread 50s. Clouds lower and thicken overnight as a pretty weak rain maker approaches the area. Rain should begin … Continue reading A Little Rain Followed by Spring?