Fire Danger Closes Lake Oswego Park

Posted by Cort Johnson on September 12, 2014
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With additional reporting by Pat Boyle

Lake Oswego, OR – Dry weather and high winds have prompted fire officials in Lake Oswego to shut down Cooks Butte Park.

The closure began Thursday and is expected to continue through the weekend.

Battalion Chief David Morris says this is the first time in recent memory that they’ve had to shut down the park.  “There are …

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Heat Advisory Issued for Portland

Posted by Cort Johnson on July 1, 2014
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PORTLAND – Things are going to get hot today.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with the highs expected to reach the mid 90s.

Even areas like the coast will see warmer than normal temperatures, with highs there expected in the 80s.

The record high for July …

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Heavy Rain and Wind Expected In Portland Metro

Posted by Cort Johnson on March 5, 2014
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PORTLAND – Heavy rain and wind is expected in the Portland metro area over the next two days.

Forecasters say up to an inch of rain could fall in the valley on Wednesday into Thursday, with 5 to 6 inches falling in the mountains.

“We’re going to make a good run on getting caught up on what we’ve been short of all …

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Winds Knock Down Trees And Damage Property

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 25, 2014
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PORTLAND — Tree trimmers are staying busy after strong winds throughout the metro area on Tuesday caused trees to fall onto power lines, cars and whatever was in their path.

“This is actually number four for us today,” said Jon Poteet with Northwest Tree Service.  By early afternoon, he’d already responded to calls in Lake Oswego, Sylvan and Clackamas.

A large Douglas Fir …

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Next Round of Weather Causes Flooding Problems

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 18, 2014
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PORTLAND — Downpours and wind gusts up to 45 mph hit the Portland area Tuesday afternoon as another round of weather moved in, causing flooding and other problems.

KGW meteorologist Rod Hill says the storm could drop more than a half-inch of rain by late afternoon with high water and small stream flooding.

Rock Creek is spilling over its banks and has …

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