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Sept or Oct

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Sept or Oct

Is the weather better in Sept or Oct in Oregon?

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1. Re: Sept or Oct

Depends on what part of the State you are in.

Sept is a better bet for Portland and probably the coast, probably less chance of rain..

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If you have an easy option I would pick Sept, but if for some reason you have to go in Oct should be ok though I would not wait til late Oct.

If you plan much in mountins Sept is better

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If you want to see the deciduous trees in color, I'd go for Oct.

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We had a fantastic time in september. But weather went from hot (eastern Oregon), cool (coast), lovely (Portland) to snow (Crater Lake).


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5. Re: Sept or Oct

The Fall is one of the best times in this area. It is rare to get a lot of rain. It is usually warm and sunny- but cool at night. If you will be in central oregon it can get COLD at night. We were out there in September two years ago and had snow at east lake and flurries in sunriver. The farther in to the season you go the more chance of rain- though rarely heavy or an all day event.

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6. Re: Sept or Oct

As others have said, it depends quite a bit on just where you are planning to go in Oregon. Along the coast, September is usually lovely. October is also usually very nice, although the later you wait, the greater is the chance of rain.

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Be warned: as someone who was, in 1981, the worst goalkeeper in Portland, I know all too much about the subject.

Do note: having gone to school in Eugene, there isn't much difference, so you know the Willamette Valley from Portland to Eugene is pretty much the same weather pattern.

(NOTE: As a Duck, one of the football game mantras has been "It never rains at Autzen Stadium"... because it didn't for several years. Just giving you the range of possibilities.)

First half of September: could be one warning shot of rain, but usually a few hot days and a few warm days. Having a game in 90-degree heat is not my cup of tea.

Second half of September: no more scorching heat, maybe a sprinkle or two, things do cool off, everyone starts talking about packing in for the winter, forgetting...

First half of October: Indian Summer. [Kicks self for not having availed self of it for a few years now. Wonderful time of year IMO, even if broken up by a little mist.]

October 16-23: flip a coin; either mild and not threatening, or a slightly wayward set of rain showers.

After that, you get at minimum a perpetual mist, sometimes broken up by substantial showers, and/or maybe a Pacific fastball of a storm every 20 years.

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I would always suggest Septemeber for visiting the NW. The weather is historically the best. October won't be bad, either. Let's say Sept is the best month for an outdoor wedding in the NW. You figure it out. :-) But it really does matter what you want to do and/or see while here.

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9. Re: Sept or Oct

September is almost always sunny and warm. October trades off - some years it too is sunny and warm. Other years, it turns way rainy. September, hands down.

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