Weather prognosticator Rufus LaLone of OVS Inc. is expecting a Polar Express-type weather system to hit the Pacific Northwest, and the rest of the U.S. in about a week. Growers know what that means – get your plants bundled up as needed. For details on this weather front, head on over to the OVS website, […]
Did anyone witness the tornado that touched down in Aumsville this morning, shortly before noon? Did you sustain any damage? I was in the area visiting Heritage Seedlings this morning, taking pictures for an upcoming article on Mahonia and evidently just missed it. I was on the road past Aumsville around 11:30 a.m. Drop us […]
It’s been a warm first couple months of 2010 in Western Oregon, no question. You might be surprised just how warm. Here’s some information from Robin Rosetta that puts it into perspective: With our warm spring, you might want to consider using degree days (heat unit accumulation) to monitor the phenological status of your crops […]
It’s been pretty unbelievably cold in Oregon the last two nights. Last night in Aurora, it was down to 10 degrees. Has your nursery operation sustained any damage? Leave a comment and let us know, or send a tweet. Our Twitter account is @diggermag.
As we warned you on Monday, an Arctic cold front has invaded the Pacific Northwest, bringing record cold temperatures in the teens to Oregon. For one particularly chilly example, Pleasant Hill Nursery near Eugene reported a temperature of 11 degrees this morning. Forecasters say this cold snap will continue until Friday, when warm, moist air […]
That’s the forecast according to Rufus LaLone. Since his previous updates, the weather pattern has changed, snow is now possible Friday or Saturday rather than Wednesday. Then it will warm up a bit. So, if you haven’t already, protect any plants that are tender, and bundle up yourself.
It’s early, but weather forecasters are beginning to raise the possibility that in a worst case scenario, the next few weeks could see something resembling the winter assault that pummeled the Northwest last December. According to forecaster Rufus LaLone of The Weather Café, the time period to keep an eye on would be the middle […]
The winds and the rain hit hard last night, with gusts of 50 mph in Portland, Ore. and 90 mph on the Oregon Coast. How did your nursery fare? And what are you doing to cope with it? Share your misery – drop us a comment.
Not to be alarmist, and you probably already knew it was going to be hot this week, but weather prognosticator Rufus LaLone says it could reach 105 in the western valleys of the Pacific Northwest by next weekend. That’s the kind of weather that’s supposed to happen in Vegas (and stay in Vegas, not make […]
“It was the fastest hitting and departing storm I’ve seen,” said Grace Dinsdale, owner of Blooming Nursery in Cornelius, Ore. Last Thursday’s sudden squall raced its way through Western Oregon, bringing dust clouds, high winds, harsh rains, thunder, lightning, hail, and even flash floods, funnel clouds and tornadoes. Some 50,000 people lost power, and temperature […]