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Old 12-14-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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I'm thinking about going to college in Eugene. My primary reason for choosing the Northwest is the climate. I love rainy days and gray-ish weather. How often is it truly like this? I find too much sunshine depressing.

I would be living near the Uni of Oregon campus. Is this a generally safe area?

Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Hey Bethany,
It's pretty constant drizzle and gray from October to early June. I like grey weather too but it is a LOT to handle. I would think about this carefully before moving. Good luck!
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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It depends on the year. Some years the rain is confined to the span from Dec-March. This year seems to be drier than normal.

Eugene, Oregon - Average Rainfall - Current, Historical Data will give you some rainfall data.

Average Number of Cloudy Days - Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) for a rough gauge of cloud cover for cities in most of the western states.

Eugene will be drier and sunnier than Olympia or Portland, though grayer/rainier than just about anywhere in CA.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:20 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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If you really want rain and drizzle, I recommend Astoria.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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Most of the time Bethany. Summers are nice and sunny though too!
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:26 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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If you really want rain and drizzle, I recommend Astoria.
Astoria is an Excellent choice for miserable weather. (for some of us who seek Sun / BLUE skies / occasional dry weather to farm / garden / and manage livestock and orchards.).

Take your 2yrs of Jr College in ASTORIA; MUCH cheaper, then transfer to Eugene (can be plenty miserable too). (Be sure to get a transfer Contract between schools so 100% is transferred)

Thank Goodness for $19,90 Flights on 'HoBo Air' to San Diego . Guess you won't be needing those!
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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Bethany moved in 2008......
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:30 PM
 
Location: USA
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It depends on the year. Some years the rain is confined to the span from Dec-March. This year seems to be drier than normal.

Eugene, Oregon - Average Rainfall - Current, Historical Data will give you some rainfall data.

Average Number of Cloudy Days - Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) for a rough gauge of cloud cover for cities in most of the western states.

Eugene will be drier and sunnier than Olympia or Portland, though grayer/rainier than just about anywhere in CA.

Thanks for the links, especially the second one.
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