Oregon's Grain & Wind Belt
Situated on the east side of the Cascade Mountains, Sherman County features a hybrid climate, part Mediterranean and part Intermountain Region. This results in four distinct seasons and low annual precipitation.
Here, the Columbia Gorge serves as a natural conduit for normal eastward migration of ocean-conditioned air masses from the Pacific Ocean. Thanks to this marine influence, Sherman County not only gets watered year around but rarely has extreme hot or cold spells lasting more than a few days at a time.