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Old 08-03-2015, 12:49 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Here is a link to the Potter Mountain Complex (about 5 fires) further east of Glide. They all started up in the last 2 days from lighting strikes.

InciWeb the Incident Information System: Potter Mountain Complex

Since you are on Fb, check the ryanweather site, he has a link to an interesting lightning strike page which shows active ground lightning strikes in real time.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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Smpky??
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:17 PM
Status: "0-0-2 Game On!" (set 19 hours ago)
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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You asked that last page and someone already replied. It was a simple typo for "smoky."
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:22 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Talking Heat? Seriously?

We're currently looking to buy some land around Grants Pass down to outside medford. Here's the kicker when you're talking about heat, it was 117 here yesterday as well as much of the week prior and looks to be the same today.
I guess the temps and what people think is relative to where they are. Yes, 100's+ are toasty but length of time it's at those temps or if it cools at night below the high 90's is what's key.
I'd be pleased as punch if it was only 102 +/- and cooled down into the mid 80's or lower at night instead of waking up to mid/high 90's for weeks on end.
I'd be pleased as punch if the coast was 1 hour +/- away and we had near access to a nice river or some cooler lakes (not like bathwater).
I'd really be pleased if when we turned on the cold water faucet and the water came out colder than 98 degrees.

It's all a matter of perspective I guess, hopefully I'll be able to fully convince my better half it's time to move on soon.

Anyone want a cactus? All I need is some asbestos gloves to touch my car door handle/steering wheel and then the shovel...
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:25 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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It is good that the heat won't bother you, but are you prepared for 4 months or so of cool, foggy, cloudy damp weather? If you are used to being somewhere with a lot of sunny days, it can be hard to make the adjustment to days on end of clouds and rain.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ
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We're currently looking to buy some land around Grants Pass down to outside medford. Here's the kicker when you're talking about heat, it was 117 here yesterday as well as much of the week prior and looks to be the same today.
Let me guess - the Coachella Valley? It was 118 yesterday here in Palm Springs with a low of 87.

Yeah, it's a dry heat - but so is the inside of my oven.
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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We're currently looking to buy some land around Grants Pass down to outside medford. Here's the kicker when you're talking about heat, it was 117 here yesterday as well as much of the week prior and looks to be the same today.
I guess the temps and what people think is relative to where they are. Yes, 100's+ are toasty but length of time it's at those temps or if it cools at night below the high 90's is what's key.
I'd be pleased as punch if it was only 102 +/- and cooled down into the mid 80's or lower at night instead of waking up to mid/high 90's for weeks on end.
I'd be pleased as punch if the coast was 1 hour +/- away and we had near access to a nice river or some cooler lakes (not like bathwater).
I'd really be pleased if when we turned on the cold water faucet and the water came out colder than 98 degrees.

It's all a matter of perspective I guess, hopefully I'll be able to fully convince my better half it's time to move on soon.

Anyone want a cactus? All I need is some asbestos gloves to touch my car door handle/steering wheel and then the shovel...
Some people choose to live someplace where the weather will kill you, so you deserve what you get. People who live in Oregon expect a milder climate that is not life threatening.

Last edited by Larry Caldwell; 08-16-2015 at 03:21 PM..
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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@ jimj.....

A few weeks ago Grants Pass was above 100 for about a week. Lately it's been in the 80's/ 90's.....

I just saw two rafts & 3 kayaks go by on the "Rogue River Cam".......... FUn on the river is very refreshing.

Grants Pass Daily Courier -- Rogue River Web Cam
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:56 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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It is good that the heat won't bother you, but are you prepared for 4 months or so of cool, foggy, cloudy damp weather? If you are used to being somewhere with a lot of sunny days, it can be hard to make the adjustment to days on end of clouds and rain.
Actually we lived in N/W Montana for years prior to moving here. Long story short we had to move here to AZ for our son to get in state tuition not to mention that area of Montana is (generally) the exact opposite of here. There= looooong COLD/cloudy/foggy/snowy/icy/windy winters. Here= loooooong heat times.

We're good with seasons, can handle a few month winter where the temps don't drop below 20 degrees for months on end and never drop below 0.
We also miss floating/boating rivers and REALLY miss living in the trees. Cactus,Creosote,Joshua and Mesquite are NOT really trees in my book, those are scrub.
My wife grew up on the coast and would love to have the ocean close enough for a day trip whenever we get the urge.

Just so y'all know, I was just poking fun at the comments of the recent heat in Oregon. I get that when you're not used to days over 100 it can be noteworthy.
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Some people choose to live someplace where the weather will kill you, so you deserve what you get. People who live in Oregon expect a milder climate that is not life threatening.
Definitely a milder climate, but I'm not so sure about the not life threatening part. 100+ temperatures are good for heat stroke. Sub-freezing is good for hypothermia. The climate here can kill you if you don't watch out.
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