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Old 04-17-2015, 10:33 PM
 
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I think it's pretty obvious that it's going to accelerate the California exodus of the past quarter century, and being that Californians love the idea of moving to the Northwest, there's no doubt that it's going to make it even more crowded and expensive living here once they really start rationing water.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Honestly, I think the drought has moved north. A couple more years of these insane weather patterns and Portland will have the same weather as LA. Then things will really start to get interesting....
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:50 PM
 
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Honestly, I think the drought has moved north. A couple more years of these insane weather patterns and Portland will have the same weather as LA. Then things will really start to get interesting....
It sure seems like it. It feels like summer already and is supposed to be 81F on Monday.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Yes. Born and raised in Eugene and this winter was nothing short of bizarre. I have not worn a jacket since November. It feels like we didn't even have a winter. I feel almost disoriented.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:17 PM
 
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Yes. Born and raised in Eugene and this winter was nothing short of bizarre. I have not worn a jacket since November. It feels like we didn't even have a winter. I feel almost disoriented.
What was really odd is that November was freakishly cold, and then there was nothing.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:18 PM
 
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Still, we will still be wet compared to California so I can see the number of people from there moving up here accelerating. We really aren't ready for it, don't have the infrastructure or resources to take in millions more.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Portland
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Time to follow oregonwoodsmokes lead and start picking up those Oregon coast bargains while they last.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says that the current California drought is due mainly to a high pressure ridge over the Pacific Ocean, so it is probably not permanent.

"There is no question global warming continues to unfold," said Marty Hoerling, study co-author and a researcher with NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. "The three-year drought is not related to the overall warming, but [droughts in California] are something that happens time and time again."

The whole article: California Drought Linked to Natural Causes, Not Climate Change
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:39 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Time to follow oregonwoodsmokes lead and start picking up those Oregon coast bargains while they last.
(grin) There are still some really nice bargains on the coast but they are getting to be fewer and further between. Prices aren't going up like they are in Bend, but the lower cost places are mostly sold. I keep getting notices from the village government about building permits being issued and lots being split, so it looks like building has started on the coast again.

But, yeah, plenty of rain water on the coast.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I'd rather die in Portland than live on the Oregon coast.
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