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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 47

Climatic Divisions. — West Cascade Region

Climatic Divisions.

West Cascade Region.

Near the sea—say, west of Cascade Range generally, and in Vancouver Island, seldom over 80° Fahrenheit in shade on the hottest day in summer, and rarely falling to 20° Fahrenheit in winter. Genial, though rather humid; humidity increases as you go north. Summer beautiful, with some rainy days; autumn, bright and fine; winter, frosty and rainy by turns; the spring very wet. Snow falls to the depth of several inches, rarely to the depth of a foot—melts quickly. When the atmosphere is clear, heavy dews fall at nights, and fogs are common during October and November; summer mists rare, partial, and transitory; no tornadoes, such as sweep over Illinois and other Northern States of the Union, and occasionally visit New England. Brilliant weather in winter, sometimes for a month at a time. I include Vancouver Island above as part of the "West Cascade region," because the climate is similar. Of course, were the matter gone into exhaustively, the island climate would present insular peculiarities.