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Old 03-22-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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How far south of Portland do you need to be to get much of a difference in terms of # of cloudy days, temps and precipitatio. I've looked at rainfall maps and data on City Data, and it lookslike at least as far south of Eugene, there's no marked difference at all. Need to get at least to Roseburg, if not Grants Pass? Medford does seem to have more sunny days, though I recallhearing it actually gets colder than Portland in the winter. And it's more isolated (wife has relatives in Brazil, and to get from Medford it looks like may need to take turboprops at least as often as commuter jets, to get to Portland or SFO first). Heard Brookings stays a lot warme rin the summer, but I think it'd be a bit too isolated for our particular circumstances.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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Yep, all of what you wrote rings true.

Be more specific and you wou will get more responses.

Not being rude, but truthful.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: oregon
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HI
We live 45 miles south of Portland in Salem and our weather tends to be a bit different than Portland, keep in mind
the Columbia River creates a lot of its own weather, meaning wind and some rain..They will have weather that we don't get and vice a versa..The further south you go the warmer it gets..Its an easy drive down to the Medford area..
We say up here if you don't like the weather here just drive a few miles one way or the other..
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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It's going to be crap anywhere in Oregon west of the spine of the cascades. Medford is only slightly better.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:55 AM
 
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Heard Brookings stays a lot warme rin the summer, but I think it'd be a bit too isolated for our particular circumstances.
You heard wrong on that. Like most of the coast, highs in Brookings typically range from the mid-50's to low 60's in summer, with frequent wind and fog. There's no real summer there. The closest thing is in September and October when the fog clears up before the rains begin. There are exceptional circumstances under which temperatures can go into the 80's or 90's, but it only happens a few times each year. At any rate, if you want more sunshine than Portland, you certainly don't want the coast. At least Portland has sunny summers.

Medford has slightly less cloud cover and significantly less damp weather during the rainy season, but there's still plenty of gray and cold for five months of the year. I'd say you have to get at least down to Redding before there's significant gloom relief. Closer to the coast, it's farther south still.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:36 AM
 
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You heard wrong on that. Like most of the coast, highs in Brookings typically range from the mid-50's to low 60's in summer, with frequent wind and fog. There's no real summer there. The closest thing is in September and October when the fog clears up before the rains begin. There are exceptional circumstances under which temperatures can go into the 80's or 90's, but it only happens a few times each year. At any rate, if you want more sunshine than Portland, you certainly don't want the coast. At least Portland has sunny summers.

Medford has slightly less cloud cover and significantly less damp weather during the rainy season, but there's still plenty of gray and cold for five months of the year. I'd say you have to get at least down to Redding before there's significant gloom relief. Closer to the coast, it's farther south still.
Redding? Oh, my. I lived in Sacramento for a few years, and Redding maybe even hotter.
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