Medford, Oregon 

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Climate in Medford, Oregon

Medford, Oregon gets 23 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Medford averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 195 sunny days per year in Medford. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Medford gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 96 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 23 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Medford is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Oregon.

8.6 / 5.7

Summer   /   Winter
June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Medford, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Medford, OregonUnited States
  22.8 in.38.1 in.
  3.3 in.27.8 in.
  96.4 days106.2 days
  195 days205 days
  89.8°85.8°
  31.0°21.7°
  7.57
  3.24.3
  1384 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Medford with an average high temperature of 89.8°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Oregon. In Medford, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Medford are June, September and May.


In Medford, there are 46.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Oregon.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Medford with an average of 31.0°. This is colder than most places in Oregon.


In Medford, there are 81.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Oregon.


In Medford, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Oregon.


Humidity is low in Medford, 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.


December is the wettest month in Medford with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 45% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 22.8 inches in Medford means that it is drier than most places in Oregon.


December is the rainiest month in Medford with 13.7 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 1.7 rainy days. There are 96.4 rainy days annually in Medford, which is less rainy than most places in Oregon. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 39% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 8% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 3.3 inches in Medford means that it is about average compared to other places in Oregon. December is the snowiest month in Medford with 1.1 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Medford    51 Reviews
    Nice to visit but not a great place to live - 11/30/2021
    Our family moved to Medford in early 2017 and we cannot wait to leave. Every summer since we arrived has been filled with oppressive and persistent smoke to the point... Read More

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    Medford is a Lovely Town to Nestle Into and Enjoy - 9/4/2021
    My husband and I semi-retired here in 2014 after considering several around the same size in terms of population. We love the four seasons here as well as the gorgeous... Read More

    Kiss the ground in Medford - 6/15/2021
    We have lived here for 12 years now and find it to be a great place to live. When I read a post that blames Trump for the homeless population and how, "things will be... Read More


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