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Old 01-03-2018, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Whidbey paradise
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LOL, maybe Larry means 160 - 200 centimeters. In which case he is right.

For the record the rainiest part of Oregon is the Cascade Mountains on the eastside of the Willamette Valley.
I hope so. Just read Newport had it's wettest year in the last 18.....81 inches. Yes, it was wet. Normal is about 60".
This winter has been remarkably sunny and dry, so far.

Last edited by wolfdog; 01-03-2018 at 02:13 PM.. Reason: clarity
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:18 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I hope so. Just read Newport had it's wettest year in the last 18.....81 inches. Yes, it was wet. Normal is about 60".
This winter has been remarkably sunny and dry, so far.
Same here in Medford (5th driest Nov/Dec on record), which means we either have to hope for heavy rain in Jan, Feb and March or put up with a big fire season again. Although last year's fires were bad because it DID rain heavily in the early part of the year, causing lots of lush underbrush growth which then dried out and helped fuel the fires.
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:27 PM
 
Location: WA
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LOL, maybe Larry means 160 - 200 centimeters. In which case he is right.

For the record the rainiest part of Oregon is the Cascade Mountains on the eastside of the Willamette Valley.
Um no..... the coast is rainier. Not 150-200" of rain. But the south coast averages in the high 70s. For example Brookings gets an average of 77 inches of rain per year:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookings,_Oregon

Whereas towns on the east side of the Willamette Valley like say Silverton or Oakridge get in the high 40s.
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Um no..... the coast is rainier. Not 150-200" of rain. But the south coast averages in the high 70s. For example Brookings gets an average of 77 inches of rain per year:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookings,_Oregon

Whereas towns on the east side of the Willamette Valley like say Silverton or Oakridge get in the high 40s.
Tillamook is about the wettest place on the Coast at 88 inches. Detroit Lake gets 90 inches. Many places in the Cascade Mountains get up to 90 inches. The Cascades are slightly wetter than the Coast.

Average Yearly Precipitation for Oregon - Current Results
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:43 PM
 
Location: WA
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Tillamook is about the wettest place on the Coast at 88 inches. Detroit Lake gets 90 inches. Many places in the Cascade Mountains get up to 90 inches. The Cascades are slightly wetter than the Coast.

Average Yearly Precipitation for Oregon - Current Results
That's because those places up high in the Cascades like Government Camp, Detroit, or McKenzie Bridge are counting snowfall as part of their precipitation. So they might get the most precipitation but I wouldn't say they are the rainiest. Half their winter precipitation is snow. Plus, no one really lives up there year round. Detroit has what? 200 people in the summer? Less than half that in the winter?
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Corvallis
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We moved to Corvallis from Central FL for retirement 10 years ago.
Oregon has state tax but no state sales tax
FL has no income tax but has sales tax.
It makes no difference to us in any case.
Taxes were the least of our considerations when looking for a place to escape the FL crowds and heat.
In my opinion we get what we are willing to pay for out of life.
Choose a state with low taxes and you get inadequate services.
We moved here for the for the lifestyle, the weather (really) and the tremendous outdoor activities, things that were lacking in FL.
We haven't regretted a minute of our decision to move.
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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Default How did you decide on Corvallis for retirement?

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We moved to Corvallis from Central FL for retirement 10 years ago.
Oregon has state tax but no state sales tax
FL has no income tax but has sales tax.
It makes no difference to us in any case.
Taxes were the least of our considerations when looking for a place to escape the FL crowds and heat.
In my opinion we get what we are willing to pay for out of life.
Choose a state with low taxes and you get inadequate services.
We moved here for the for the lifestyle, the weather (really) and the tremendous outdoor activities, things that were lacking in FL.
We haven't regretted a minute of our decision to move.
Hi, Bruce:

Read your post and was interested to see how you decided on Corvallis for retirement. Did you look at other towns and cities in Oregon? What were your reasons for finally choosing Corvallis? We are considering Corvallis for retirement, also. Can you tell us what you feel are the pros and cons of living there? We used to live in NY (absolutely hated the weather amongst a myriad of other things) and are currently living in SoCal but ready to leave the atmosphere of hot weather, horrendous traffic, fires, etc., etc. You sound very happy and contented in your Corvallis retirement!
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Tillamook is about the wettest place on the Coast at 88 inches. Detroit Lake gets 90 inches. Many places in the Cascade Mountains get up to 90 inches. The Cascades are slightly wetter than the Coast.

Average Yearly Precipitation for Oregon - Current Results
Wow, that's more rain than Astoria!
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:15 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Supposedly the weather station at Laurel Mountain (3,592') is the wettest place in Oregon, with about 120" of rain a year average (and a record 220"). It's in the coast range, just west of Dallas/Salem.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel_Mountain_(Oregon)

ETA: no idea why that link fails, as I copied and pasted it 4 separate times - you can follow the link from the error page, though

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Old 01-07-2018, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Supposedly the weather station at Laurel Mountain (3,592') is the wettest place in Oregon, with about 120" of rain a year average (and a record 220"). It's in the coast range, just west of Dallas/Salem.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel_Mountain_(Oregon)

ETA: no idea why that link fails, as I copied and pasted it 4 separate times - you can follow the link from the error page, though
It's the Mt Washington (as in NH) of rain
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