19 Photos That Show Why Oregon’s Extreme Weather Is The Best

Oregon's crazy weather makes for some of the best photos.

A thunderstorm in southern Oregon. Photo by Michael aka moik McCullough via Flickr CC2.

From rainy days to lightning flashing in the sky during a summer thunderstorm and enormous waves on the coast, Oregon photographers love capturing special moments during extreme Oregon weather.  Here are 19 photos that show off why Oregon’s crazy weather is so special.

Rainy Oregon Days

Rainy days are good for curling up by the fire with a good book, a warm pair of socks, a hoodie, and a cup of hot coffee. They’re also perfect for exploring Oregon’s forests. There’s nothing quite like water dripping from the leaves overhead and the rushing waters of an otherwise quiet creek filled by the rain.

 

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Photo by David Prasad via Flickr CC2.
Lower Butte Creek Falls in the rain. Photo by Ian Sane via Flickr CC2.

Thunder And Lightning

Some areas of Oregon experience thunderstorms in the winter, while others experience summer thunderstorms on a weekly basis. Something about the light cast by a thunderstorm is magical. Thunderstorm sunset photos are some of the best a photographer can hope for, and some photographers chase thunderstorms for the fantastic lightning shots.

 

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A summer thunderstorm at sunset in southern Oregon. Photo by JATomlinson Photography.
Early morning lightning over Portland. Photo by G Kirby via Flickr CC2.
A thunderstorm in southern Oregon.  Photo by JATomlinson Photography.
A thunderstorm in southern Oregon. Photo by Michael aka moik McCullough via Flickr CC2.

When The Fog Rolls In

Some cities wake up to fog on cold winter mornings, and many seek out the fog for the perfect moody shots on their favorite hike or at their favorite waterfall.

Fog at Opal Creek.  Photo by Chris Randall via Flickr CC2.
Fog at South Falls at Silver Falls State Park. Photo by Shinglesware via Flickr CC2.
A foggy morning in Ashland in southern Oregon. Photo by Al Case via Flickr CC2.
Fog near Government Camp Oregon. Photo by Wendy via Flickr CC2.

Extreme Weather

From the occasional glimpse of the Northern lights to extreme icy weather and insane winter storms on the coast, Oregon has a wide variety of extreme weather that makes for the perfect photographs and memorable moments.

 

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Huge king tide waves on the Oregon coast. Photo by Bill Young via Flickr CC2.
Winter in Enterprise Oregon. Photo by Jim Choate via Flickr CC2.

What’s your favorite type of extreme Oregon weather? Let us know in a comment and share your photos of Oregon’s weather with us.

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