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Old 04-03-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Keep in mind that Ashland has a lot of very hot days in the summer and cold, tule fog in the
winter. Bend is a better climate except for infrequent, significant snowstorms.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Eugene, OR
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I am trying to keep a daily weather log on my profile page. Check it out at //www.city-data.com/forum/membe...ed-530124.html

Hopefully I can keep it going for a year or more and then visitors will be able to see the real world day-by-day experience in Eugene rather than just the statistics. Maybe something like this already exists somewhere on the internet?
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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Reading some of these posts, I can't believe I live in the same state as these folks! I moved here in August 2009, fall lasted until late November with beautiful sunsets. In mid-December, temps in the mid-teens froze my water pipes. The heavy rains went on and on and on through February and March. I have SAD and, though friends had told me the winter wasn't bad, I suffered through the short dark days. I agree that our spring is beautiful - the rhodies in bloom, then the roses in June, but the lack of sun meant that my cherries didn't ripen nor did my grapes. This fall the rain came earlier than last year, and right now the fall colors are brightening the days. Oregon - I'm not a fan!
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Now in Oregon!
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I so agree with you, Elizabeth!!! I cannot get used to this place!! I am cold all the time, it seems. My partner and I moved here so that he would be closer to his relatives and it turned out that we saw more of them when we lived in other states! We are in Salem, home of the 50-mile strip mall... and I keep thinking (between thoughts of suicide, of course! LOL ) that this is the capitol of a huge state, and yet there is so little here!

I wanna go back to Kauai!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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We had a Thanksgiving guest once who had moved to Oregon from Utah. As of Turkey day that year we had seen rainy days off and on for about two weeks. He was complaining about the rain and I explained to him that we were still in what we considered drought conditions. Then I told him about one year at a Christmas dinner family gathering someone noticed there was a beam of sunshine across the valley from us and also remarked that it wasn't raining. On further consideration the best guess anyone had was that was the first time they had seen it stop raining since Thanksgiving. The guy said he was packing his bags in the morning.
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I've only been in the PNWet during the summer months (Jun - Sep)
and have always found it to be lovely and the people charming.

And right now I've got it on my short list of places to relocate
Probably somewhere near Eugene on Highway 420

But if I'm reading all this right...
if you don't care for dark and wet you should find some other place to be for winter.
( Mid Dec, Jan, Feb, Mid Mar in the dry sunny heat of Arizona anyone?)

Good thing I have an RV, huh?
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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if you don't care for dark and wet you should find some other place to be for winter.
( Mid Dec, Jan, Feb, Mid Mar in the dry sunny heat of Arizona anyone?)

Good thing I have an RV, huh?
I think there's a term for what you're describing: snowbird?
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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I guess the OP got the message. Yes, it is that bad! But somehow it Oregon remains loveable nonetheless for those of us who choose to suffer through the winters.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Well, for those who complain about the rain - it's been sunny, if cold, for the past three days and now we are in an air stagnation advisory until Friday, when it's supposed to rain again. Right now, the air in Eugene smells like a chemical refinery, and that's up here in the hills. Bring on the rain I say. Better than breathing this toxic soup.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:08 AM
 
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Well, it's still raining and I still don't like it, but I bought a mobile home in a senior park which requires that the mobile be owner occupied so I can't take off for the winter. I do own a small r.v., a good escape mechanism as Mr. Rational points out, however, my range is limited by increasingly high gas prices. I intend to put the mobile on the market in the spring and move out to the Coos Bay area, which is, to my way of thinking, preferable to Eugene. The restaurants are terrific and offer a great variety at much lower prices than Eugene. I am curious to try the City College Culinary Arts restaurant next time I visit.

Are you still with us, Kimo Jimo?
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