Winchester, Oregon

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Winchester (2011)

Winchester is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon, United States. It is 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Roseburg on Interstate 5 and the North Umpqua River.

History[edit]

Winchester was laid out in 1850 by surveyor Addison R. Flint, who was part of an Umpqua exploring expedition from San Francisco.[1] The town was named for one of two brothers named Winchester who took part in the expedition, probably Heman Winchester, who was the expedition's captain.[1] Winchester was the largest settlement in the Umpqua Valley for many years and the county seat until 1854, when it was moved to Roseburg.[1] Winchester post office was established in 1851, and Flint served as the first postmaster.[1] The community was incorporated as a city by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 20, 1891.[2]

Winchester Dam in Winchester, constructed in 1889, is on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Winchester has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]

Climate data for Winchester
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 68
(20)
75
(24)
80
(27)
90
(32)
101
(38)
102
(39)
106
(41)
105
(41)
100
(38)
95
(35)
75
(24)
67
(19)
106
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 48.7
(9.3)
52.9
(11.6)
57.6
(14.2)
62
(17)
68.8
(20.4)
74.7
(23.7)
83.8
(28.8)
84.2
(29)
79.4
(26.3)
66.2
(19)
53.6
(12)
47.2
(8.4)
64.9
(18.3)
Average low °F (°C) 35.6
(2)
35.5
(1.9)
37.5
(3.1)
40.3
(4.6)
45.3
(7.4)
50.5
(10.3)
55.4
(13)
54.2
(12.3)
49.3
(9.6)
43
(6)
39.2
(4)
35.1
(1.7)
43.4
(6.3)
Record low °F (°C) 19
(−7)
18
(−8)
25
(−4)
28
(−2)
32
(0)
36
(2)
44
(7)
44
(7)
35
(2)
21
(−6)
20
(−7)
0
(−18)
0
(−18)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 5.57
(141.5)
4.1
(104)
3.93
(99.8)
2.64
(67.1)
1.97
(50)
1.06
(26.9)
0.31
(7.9)
0.48
(12.2)
0.98
(24.9)
2.58
(65.5)
5.51
(140)
6.39
(162.3)
35.52
(902.2)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 1.3
(3.3)
0.1
(0.3)
0.3
(0.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
0.4
(1)
2.5
(6.4)
Average precipitation days 20 17 18 15 11 7 2 3 5 12 19 19 148
Source: [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 1048–49. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  2. ^ Baker, Frank C. (1891). "Special Laws". The Laws of Oregon, and the Resolutions and Memorials of the Sixteenth Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly Thereof. Salem, Oregon: State Printer: 992. 
  3. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 11. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Winchester, Oregon". Weatherbase. CantyMedia. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "WINCHESTER, OR (359461)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°16′49″N 123°21′09″W / 43.28028°N 123.3525°W / 43.28028; -123.3525