Natural Resources

Seasonal climate forecast

The Seasonal Climate Forecast is provided courtesy of Oregon Department of Forestry meteorologist Pete Parsons.

Seasonal Climate Forecast Powerpoint, issued Sept. 18, 2014

Forecasting Methods Adobe PDF, revised May 26, 2012
Forecasting Methods Powerpoint, revised May 26, 2012 
Verification of Climate Forecast PDF, issued Oct. 15, 2014 
Verification of Climate Forecast Powerpoint​, issued Oct. 15, 2014

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Daily climatological summary for Astoria, Portland, Salem, Medford, Pendleton and Burns


National Weather Service Medford office


National Weather Service Pendleton office


National Weather Service Portland office


Oregon Climate Service


State temperature and precipitation summary


What are the meteorological conditions involved in field burning?