Four brushfires ignite beside Hwy. 97 S. of Bend

Four small brushfires broke out within minutes of each other on the east side of Highway 97 south of Bend late Tuesday afternoon, sending police and fire crews scrambling to get them out; investigators say a motor home's failed exhaust lost hot pieces of a catalytic converter, apparently sparking the blazes.


Local Alert Forecast

Local Alert Weather Forecast, Tue., Sep. 2, 2014

Due to a cold front moving through the region associated with a storm system in British Columbia, expect gusty winds this afternoon and a chilly night. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30s during the overnight hours. Wind gusts could reach up to 30+ miles per hour.

The first day of school is the coolest day on your extended forecast, we will see highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. It will be a chilly first day at the bus stop too! Still plenty of sunshine on the way though.

As of Thursday we start a nice warming trend to bring us through the weekend.

Have a great day!



7 Day Forecast


Current Conditions

63° F
17° C
  • Feels Like: 63° F 17° C
  • Wind: 13 mph 20 kph at NNW
  • Humidity: 52%
  • Dew point: 45° F 7° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 6:29 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 7:39 PM PDT
62° F
17° C
  • Feels Like: 62° F 17° C
  • Wind: 20 mph 32 kph at WNW
  • Humidity: 46%
  • Dew point: 41° F 5° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 6:28 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 7:39 PM PDT

Daily Climate

2 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.