FreeRangeWeather is a small (some might say tiny), family-run weather commentary concern based in the itty, bitty mountain town of Sisters, Oregon. The staff at FRW endeavors to provide cage free, informative and occasionally amusing commentary on discussion-worthy weather topics.
FRW’s staff masquerades as a freelance writer, husband and father of twin tweens (say that three times fast!).
Sisters is an ideal place for a weather nut, er, aficionado, as extremes are the norm:
– During the spring and fall months, longer nights and dry air enable incredible daily temperature swings. Frosty mornings with lows in the teens can be followed by sun-kissed afternoons with highs in the mid 60s.
– Our high desert climate has no growing season. We’ve had a freeze in late July, statistically our warmest time of the year. Tomatoes struggle mightily and have low yields while cooler season crops (lettuce, peas) love the warm sunny days and cool nights.
– As Mark Twain is reputed to have said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” We couldn’t agree more – talking about the weather is much more fun than taking action.