That's true even in Oregon. Hell, the local ice rink was rumored to have to shut down due to lack of business. I don't know if it actually happened, but they were talking about it.
Can't you just skate on that stuff they have outside in the winter, I think they call it ice.
Our Ice is a little liquidly around here, but we make the most of it. You can have a lot of fun with an old cardboard box and a wet slope. Who needs snow to go sledding?
lol protein. Oregon is an interesting state as far as weather goes. In Western Oregon, where I live and I think protein does too, the climate is considered a "temperate rain forest" or at least that was what I was told in high school biology class. It rains here a lot, but the weather is pretty mild for the most part. On the coast that is particularly true.
Here in the town I grew up in, we have 2.5 seasons. I say a half because the half doesn't last longer than a few weeks. About 8 months of the year, it rains. The temperature varies a bit, but for the most part it's just rainy. Then towards the middle or end of May, it stops raining and starts warming up. Still, even during our "summer" we still get the occasional fog and cold day. Then in the first 2-3 weeks of September, it gets really f-ing hot. At least for Brookings anyways. Like in the low 90's. Ironically, this always coincides with the start of the school year for the primary and secondary kids. So instead of being able to go out and enjoy the hot weather, they're in a classroom with their legs stuck to their seats and sweating miserably. Fun stuff.
In Eugene, we actually have the 4 seasons, which is pretty nice, but the weather is more extreme. Winters there are a lot colder than they are here. Well, right now we're in a pretty rough storm all up and down the coast, and according to the interwebs, we're at about the same temperature @ 46F. A couple weeks ago though Brookings had some freak weather and it was in the 60's here. In January. It was close to freezing in Eugene during this same time. Of course summers are a lot warmer as well and it usually stays nice until mid-October. Sometimes the summers are too hot. It's not uncommon for the weather to be in the high 80's to low 90's on a regular basis.
It very rarely snows either on the coast or in the valleys though. On the coast it's a lot more rare because the weather is milder and the salt in the air. I think in my 22 years of living in Oregon, it's snowed maybe 3 or 4 times in Brookings? I mean real snow, like a couple inches or more. In the valley areas, it snows every 3 or years or so from what I've seen.
Now Eastern Eugene, they've got really weird weather. There's a small mountain range down the middle of the state, as you can see here
. Okay, it starts up in Washington and ends up in Northern California, but you get my meaning. On the other side of the mountains, they get snow. Like a lot of snow. Pretty much every year. And I think their summers are a lot warmer too. Y'know how Oregon has this reputation of being green? That's only true of the Western half. The Eastern half really resembles Nevada more than the rest of the state. There's lots of rocks, not quite so many trees, and even some desert-like areas. They're weird.
Heh, never thought I'd drone on about weather for that many paragraphs lol.
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