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 By Mark Floyd    News    December 31, 2013

Unusual weather year leaves state’s summer temps high, water levels dry

Oregon State University Writer The weather couldn’t seem to make up its mind what it had in store for Oregon in 2013. The state saw drought and the wettest September on record, as well as withering heat and sub-zero temperatures in the Willamette...

 By Mark Floyd    News    December 28, 2011

What’s with this weather?

Oregon State University Writer So far this December, Portland has been drier than Tucson, Ariz., Corvallis has been as cold as Buffalo, N.Y., and central Oregon has experienced less precipitation...

 By Mark Floyd,    News    September 7, 2011

Toxic tansy ragwort spreading throughout Oregon

Oregon State University writer The near-eradication three decades ago of tansy ragwort, one of Oregon’s most problematic invasive species, was considered a crowning achievement because of innovative biological control methods. But this year, tansy...

 By Mark Floyd    News    November 24, 2010

Early snow falls on SH

Oregon State University Writer Snow in the Willamette Valley before Thanksgiving? The dusting that Sweet Home got Tuesday morning is unusual, though not unprecedented, say researchers at Oregon State University. Local schoolchildren got a snow day af...


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