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Location and Transportation

Location and Transportation

The surrounding mountain ranges of the Rogue Valley moderate Medford’s annual rainfall, which is generally less than 20 inches. While snowfall is common and heavy in the mountains, it is light on the valley floor and usually melts within a few hours. During the winter, the daily low dips into the mid-30s. The summer high averages around 90, with just a handful of days with temperatures in the high 90s to low 100s. The average growing season is 170 days.

Mean Annual Temperature: 53° F (11.7° C)
Record Low: -10° F (-23.3° C), December 1919
Record High: 115° F (46.1° C), July 1946
Mean Annual Precipitation: 20.6 inches (52.4 cm)

Jackson County

Medford, the seat of Jackson County, is about midway between Portland, 273 miles to the north, and San Francisco, 373 miles to the south. It is the industrial, medical and service center of southern Oregon and northern California. Located on Interstate 5, Medford is just 27 miles north of the California border, 118 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and 75 miles west of Klamath Falls. Medford’s location gives it ready access to numerous feeder highways. The city of Medford is 24.89 square miles while Jackson County is 2,801 square miles.

Bend — 175
Brookings — 130
Crater Lake — 80
Eugene — 165
Florence — 200
Grants Pass — 25
Klamath Falls — 76
Portland — 273
Reno — 305
San Francisco — 374
Seattle — 455

The Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport serves the entire Rogue Valley and seven neighboring counties. The airport services eight hubs. Four air carriers—Horizon Air, Allegiant Air, United Airlines and Skywest for United Express and Delta Connection—service the airport with approximately 56 arriving and departing flights daily. Charter airline services are also available.

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