The airfield is more sheltered and further inland than the closest nearby town of Tillamook, but overall its weather is fairly similar. The airfield usually has calmer wind, colder lows and warmer highs than in Tillamook. Precip is about the same or maybe slightly higher. Either location can have fog while the other does not.
Characteristics of Local Winds
- N winds - Good flying conditions but air is colder so bring a sweater or jacket.
- S - SW winds - Good flying conditions in summer and fall. Poorer flying conditions in other seasons. SW is very warm, wet and stormy during winter.
- E winds - Good flying with dry air and clear blue skies. Air is fairly turbulent especially if wind is brisk. Cold air in winter, warm in other seasons.
- W winds - Moist marine air that’s been conditioned (cooled or warmed) to the ocean’s constant 55o temperature. Drizzly and rainy during winter and spring.