It rains here. A lot. You know that. We know that. But what you might not know is that it’s also sunny here. Kind of a lot...sometimes. You just have to know where to go to find the sun. The same goes for snow, because all that rain gets turned into snow if you’re up on Mt. Hood or Mt. Bachelor or any of our other dormant volcanoes with ski resorts on them. Or maybe you like the rain and you want to find a place where it’s raining real hard. Because that place has a fireplace you can read a book by. And is also a winery. We have a lot of those.
If you're going to visit Oregon in the winter, you need to know where to find weather that isn't totally miserable. The Oregon Weather Compass is a real-time better-weather finder built as a mobile site. The mobile interface is simple, fun, friendly, and easy to access, because we realize visitors might be in a panicked state about your rainy vacation. We’re here to help with a tool that we hope will increase tourism and travel around the state of Oregon during its most brutal Winter months. Load the site on your smartphone and it will show you where you can find sun, snow or rain anywhere in Oregon. It works just like a compass, because that’s what it is. We’ve added three icons that tell you in real-time the direction of the weather you’re seeking, along with what you’ll find there, activity suggestions and driving directions.
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