Due to the fires that ravaged many of Oregon's forest lands this summer (as well as Washington), the normal ground cover and trees that help secure the soil and prevent erosion are gone. That means our recent downpours could trigger deadly landslides.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for our region, starting tonight (Tuesday eve). It's important because while snowfall will be minimal, we are expecting freezing rain, with up to an inch accumulation...
The Benton County Clean Air Authority rated Monday's air as 'unhealthy.' According to their website, we are in a state of red. Air pollution level was at 160, whereas last Friday when it was clear we were at 19. And, it's not going to get better. We're currently in the bright red.
With 100+ degree weather we're all struggling to give our kids and pets enough "outside time." But even if your animal has been cooped up all day, you could burn their feet by walking them when the asphalt is too hot.Here's how to tell:
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