The Grants Pass, OR metro area is located on the Rogue River in southern Oregon, 250 miles south of Portland. Grants Pass is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Josephine county. It is also considered to be part of the larger Medford-Grants Pass consolidated metro area.
The many benefits of living in the Grants Pass metro include low crime, sunny and outdoor recreation. The region features nearby mountain terrain, which is a great recreation resource.
Some disadvantages of the Grants Pass metro area include isolated, few cultural resources and flat economy.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Grants Pass metro area is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Oregon. June, September and May are the most pleasant months while December and January are the least comfortable months.
In the Grants Pass metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the Grants Pass metro area are May, June and October. August is the hottest month for the Grants Pass metro area with an average high temperature of 91.3 degrees, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Oregon. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Grants Pass metro area with an average of 32.8 degrees. This is about average compared to other places in Oregon.
The annual rainfall of 36.2 inches in the Grants Pass metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Oregon. The wettest season is Spring with 50% of yearly precipitation and 4% falls in Autumn, which is the driest season. December is the wettest month in the Grants Pass metro area with 7.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.3 inches.
Humidity is low in the Grants Pass metro area, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.
An annual snowfall of 4.9 inches in the Grants Pass metro area means that it is snowier than most places in Oregon. January is the snowiest month in the Grants Pass metro area with 1.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.