Valley woman dies in Santiam Pass pickup-school bus crash

A pickup truck collided with a school bus on U.S. Highway 20 near Santiam Pass Thursday afternoon, killing the pickup's driver, Oregon State Police reported. Troopers said there were no injuries on the bus, carrying the Sheldon High School boys soccer team.


Local Alert Forecast

Local Alert Weather Forecast, Thu., Sep. 3, 2015

We are still cool across the High Desert, and it looks like temperatures will continue to drop for tomorrow. Our overnight low temperatures will dip down into the lower 30s across most cities in Central Oregon.

A low pressure system north of us has developed and brought cooler temperatures into our region. This cool down has promoted instability in our air, allowing for more vertical mixing. This mixing will result in a good chance for scattered showers tomorrow, followed by storms in the afternoon. Scattered storms are likely to continue into Saturday morning, where the chance for any more rain drops dramatically just before noon.

Tomorrow’s temperatures will fall again to the upper 60s and lower 60s. There will be a steady wind up to 10 miles per hour through the day, but no strong wind gusts over 20 miles per hour.

Despite our showers into the weekend, it looks like we’ll be dry on Sunday. These dry conditions will continue for Labor Day.

The extended forecast reveals some rain moving into the weekend. It also reveals that we will warm up on Sunday, and continue warming up through next week. Our temperatures will return to the lower 80s, which is normal for this time of year.



7 Day Forecast


Current Conditions

61° F
16° C
  • Feels Like: 61° F 16° C
  • Wind: 15 mph 24 kph at WNW
  • Humidity: 29%
  • Dew point: 28° F -2° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 6:30 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 7:37 PM PDT
62° F
17° C
Mostly Cloudy
  • Feels Like: 62° F 17° C
  • Wind: 12 mph 18 kph at NW
  • Humidity: 30%
  • Dew point: 30° F -1° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 6:29 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 7:37 PM PDT
2 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.