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 April 20, 2017
Forecasting Methods Adobe PDF, revised May 26, 2012 

Forecasting Methods Powerpoint, revised May 26, 2012 

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Willamette Valley open field burning forecast

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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

Summary of Oregon temperatures and precipitation

What are the meteorological conditions involved in field burning?