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High desert terrain in Central Oregon.The spectacular region of Central Oregon, made up of the cities of Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Madras, and Prineville, among others, offers a multitude of attractions and outdoor recreation highlights to draw visitors to the area. Central Oregon and Deschutes County continues to see growth, year to year, in both tourism and relocation numbers. One of the largest draws to the area is the sunny, dry climate. There is some variability amongst the various Central Oregon communities, but overall, the area is blessed by approximately 300 days of sunshine per year. And with the sunny, dry climate comes a diverse and striking topography featuring Pine and Juniper trees and tumbling tumbleweed.

Jefferson Park next to spectacular Mt. Jefferson in Central Oregon.Central Oregon features a predominately High Desert geography and climate. During the winter months the temperature averages between 20 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. In the summer, temperatures range between 45 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Central Oregon is well known for its low precipitation. The dry climate is one of the area's real draws. The annual precipitation amounts in Central Oregon vacillate between a narrow range of 10.5 to 12.04 inches. This low precipitation is a stark opposite of what residents on the other side of the Cascades (Portland, Seattle) can expect. Not surprisingly, many of the new residents of Central Oregon are former residents of these very cities.

Scenic pond in Bend, Oregon.Every of the main cities in the Central Oregon region (Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Terrebonne, Madras, Prineville) has its own variations of both precipitation and temperature; largely connected to each location's particular elevation and nearness to the East Cascades. The elevation of each of these Central Oregon locations is as follows: Bend- 3623', Redmond- 3077', Sisters- 3200', Madras- 2242', Prineville -2868'. The precipitation of each of these cities is as follows: Bend- 11.70, Redmond- 8.62, Sisters- 4.18, Prineville- 10.74, Madras- 10.90.

A mountain view enjoyed in Central Oregon.Another of the striking features of Central Oregon is its unique combination of dry, High Desert terrain and the volcanoes of the East Cascades. Central Oregon residents can feast their eyes on numerous stunning volcanoes. Moving north to south, these include Mt, Hood, Mt. Jefferson, the three Sisters, and Mt. Bachelor- which is also home to a popular, world-class ski resort. Within minutes Central Oregon residents can drive from a dense, forested mountain area in the East Cascades, to a dry, relatively desert terrain- featured in dramatic fashion in Central Oregon locations such as Madras, and even further north in Warm Springs.
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