Portland is experiencing its second wettest water year on record, while Eugene is only in its 24th wettest year in history. It has, however, broken a record for the longest number of days of measurable precipitation at 143 days since October 1st.
Hazelnut planting is booming in the Willamette Valley. Our volcanic, fertile soil already produces nearly the entire U.S. crop. Still, growers and industry experts aren't worried about having too much supply.
As temperatures rise, the snow and ice are thawing Monday, in the Eugene area, but the National Weather Service says more snow may fall in the South Willamette Valley Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
State (1) • State of Oregon - State offices in the Portland-metro area will be closed today, 12/8/2016. Portland-metro includes these counties: Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington. Clatsop County: State offices will be closed today, 12/8/2016.