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Old 12-04-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Driving back into Applegate Valley today, coming from Medford, it came to mind that while the storm was much worse up north, and part of California toasted with fire recently, that the Medford area was relatively mellow.

Having been near Medford for a bit over two year, the area appears to be a non-extreme weather area, also known to be free of significant earthquaking.

For anyone who doesn't "need" all the big city trappings and stuff, Medford may be a great middle ground place to call home
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:55 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Driving back into Applegate Valley today, coming from Medford, it came to mind that while the storm was much worse up north, and part of California toasted with fire recently, that the Medford area was relatively mellow.

Having been near Medford for a bit over two year, the area appears to be a non-extreme weather area, also known to be free of significant earthquaking.
There are no towns on the west coast or near the Cascades that are not at risk of an earthquake, including the potential for a larger magnitude earthquake.
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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Driving back into Applegate Valley today, coming from Medford, it came to mind that while the storm was much worse up north, and part of California toasted with fire recently, that the Medford area was relatively mellow.

Having been near Medford for a bit over two year, the area appears to be a non-extreme weather area, also known to be free of significant earthquaking.

For anyone who doesn't "need" all the big city trappings and stuff, Medford may be a great middle ground place to call home
Oregon does get fires, and earthquakes. I lived north of San Francisco 60 miles during the infamous Biscuit Fire. I had ashes on my car and could hardly breathe.
Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:19 PM
 
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How often does Oregon get a fire comparable to the Biscuit Fire?
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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There are no towns on the west coast or near the Cascades that are not at risk of an earthquake, including the potential for a larger magnitude earthquake.
If we look at it that way, there are no cities in the world that are not at risk of a major earthquake.

The earth evolves.

Its like there is almost no highway in the US that is free from the potential for an accident.

But in the present time, Medford is one of the mildest areas around.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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How often does Oregon get a fire comparable to the Biscuit Fire?
Been a long time since that, one, hasn't it.

That's sort of in the league with the Tillamook fire and a couple of others over the past many decades.

I think one person who posted earlier about "Oregon" getting fires, did a slight detour from the topic title "Medford", as it's in a valley where few houses are within a hazard zone at all.

The BLM lands way out in the perimeter are a bit different, likewise forested areas, but that's not Medford. That's outside Jacksonville, Applegate, Cave Junction, Shady Cove, etc..
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Medford, Oregon aka Methford City
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Driving back into Applegate Valley today, coming from Medford, it came to mind that while the storm was much worse up north, and part of California toasted with fire recently, that the Medford area was relatively mellow.

Having been near Medford for a bit over two year, the area appears to be a non-extreme weather area, also known to be free of significant earthquaking.

For anyone who doesn't "need" all the big city trappings and stuff, Medford may be a great middle ground place to call home

What?? Medford is not free from any risk of "significant earthquaking", nor does it have a mellow, "non-extreme" climate. The summers are brutal! I'm talking 90 degrees at night brutal, and the risk of fire is high during peak months. We do get storms here, albeit not as bad as other parts of the US, but they still come around from time to time. If you want mellow weather, move to the SF bay area or silicon valley. The summers are a perfect 75 degrees, the fall is a milder extension of summer, the winter sees more sunny days than rain and spring starts the cycle all over again. Now THATS a non-extreme climate!
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:16 AM
 
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What?? Medford is not free from any risk of "significant earthquaking", nor does it have a mellow, "non-extreme" climate. The summers are brutal! I'm talking 90 degrees at night brutal, and the risk of fire is high during peak months. We do get storms here, albeit not as bad as other parts of the US, but they still come around from time to time. If you want mellow weather, move to the SF bay area or silicon valley. The summers are a perfect 75 degrees, the fall is a milder extension of summer, the winter sees more sunny days than rain and spring starts the cycle all over again. Now THATS a non-extreme climate!
I never experience 90 degree weather at night in the 3.5 years I lived in the Medford/Grants Pass area. In fact, one of the things I did like, is it cooled down in the evenings. That is not to say it's never happened at all, but it must be pretty rare.
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