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Old 04-11-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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I lived in Portland for 13 years and the rain/mist/drizzle for 8 months of the year was too much! I have been thinking about retiring to Roseburg but I'm getting mixed signals on the amount of rain. One source says there is eleven less inches of rain per year in Roseburg, another says 1 inch. The total amount of rain isn't as important as how many days are cloudy and rainy. What's the truth? Thanks.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:13 AM
 
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it's about 30-35 inches. a little bit less than Portland. i haven't lived there but i think it is somewhat sunnier than the Willamette Valley though.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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I lived in Myrtle Creek last Summer, and it rained maybe 2-3 days the whole summer. But the average rainfall for Roseburg is 33.66 inches a year.

November-5.42"
December-5.42"
January-4.92"
February-4.10"

I hope this helps...........
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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it's about 30-35 inches. a little bit less than Portland. i haven't lived there but i think it is somewhat sunnier than the Willamette Valley though.
Certainly somewhat hotter summers on average.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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It seems to me the climate-change line between north and south climates is just south of Cottage Grove.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: State of Jefferson coast
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It seems to me the climate-change line between north and south climates is just south of Cottage Grove.
That's where I see it, too. The primary distinction of the climate of southern Oregon over the Willamette Valley is hotter, drier summers. Some people consider that an advantage, some don't. The difference between rainy seasons in the two areas is less marked.
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Sutherlin, Oregon
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These posts all about right-on. Pretty good climate overall down here! Fall & Winters some years, the fog and drearyness get's to the soul however. Most other times of the year fog breaks off just before noon to reveal wonderfull day remainders. Lived in this area for 21 years now, it's alright. Good livin' down here essentially and much more of everything's in Eugene only 1hr. away.

New COSTCO in N. Roseburg.................area everyone's pretty grateful 'bout that!
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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It seems to me the climate-change line between north and south climates is just south of Cottage Grove.
That matches the geology too. West of Cottage Grove is where the Coast Range ends and the Klamath Formation takes over. The Siskiyous are on the north side of the Klamath Formation. All the coastal mountains on the south coast are Siskiyous.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda Isles
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Default Roseburg

I left Oregon many years ago because I simply couldn't handle the rain. The further south you go on I-5, the drier it gets. I went to school in Eugene, which is far wetter than Roseburg.

One factor that many don't really consider is that while many days in Oregon are dry, they can still be really dark and gloomy. There are a lot of good things about Oregon but I don't think the weather is among them. If you disagree, you are welcome to my spot!
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Heres the climate for Medford, Oregon. Its only 40 minutes south of Roseburg, both shares very similar climate. Roseburg is SLIGHTLY warmer in winter, SLIGHTLY cooler in summer, but still gets hot. Roseburg receive nearly twice the rainfall than Medford in Winter but both locations has same amount of low rainfall in Summer. Both has Mediterranean climate.

Medford, Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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