We all use weather information every day. For instance, do you look outside or view the morning news before you decide what to wear? Is your favorite weather website or local TV news consulted before planning your weekend activities […]
Our Weather category is about developing responses to our changing climate, and to floods and droughts. Increasing the amount and quality of weather data collected locally is an example of a baseline strategy to help us deal with weather-induced changes
This year has started off unusually dry for Portland and Northwest Oregon. After a wet start to the rainy season in fall 2012, the proverbial spigot shut off at the turn of the New Year. We all know […]
Are you a weather observer? More importantly, do you want to be? We can help you get started. CoCoRaHS is a volunteer network Participating in the Community Collaboration Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) grassroots volunteer network is easier […]
The study of weather can aid in understanding the narrow band of conditions needed for life to thrive. Whether it is our own comfort or the farmer growing food that ends up on your table, weather affects all of us.
Climate change has been in the news for the past several years. Those who study earth processes recognize that our planet’s climate has changed since the planet was formed. Based on that history, there is every reason to expect it will continue to change.
Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere. Air temperature, air pressure, water content in the air, and weather events are all part of meteorology.
Our work with farms and farmers constantly reinforces how weather affects crop production, soil health, and water quality. Understanding weather is important!
To help in understanding local weather, the Clackamas County SWCD operates a weather station at our office in Oregon City. Live data from the weather station is streamed to the internet at RainWise.net and at Weather Underground.
Oregonians are well-acquainted with the minor flooding that accompanies early spring rains. But most people forget that those rains also bring an increased risk of landslides. During the crippling storm events of February 1996, over 800 landslides occurred […]