Current conditions and activity suggestions based on the weather

Weather in Bend, Oregon

52°F
56.5°F
35.2°F

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
45°F
46.6°F
25.2°F

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
52.7°F / 39.4°F

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021

overcast clouds

43.1°F / 30.3°F

Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021

overcast clouds

44.9°F / 33.6°F

Monday, Dec. 6, 2021

rain and snow

41.2°F / 28.7°F

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

scattered clouds

43°F / 31.1°F

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021

moderate rain

33.9°F / 26.2°F

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

broken clouds

28.4°F / 18.8°F

Friday, Dec. 10, 2021

light snow

38.6°F / 27°F

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021

few clouds

34.5°F / 20.3°F

Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021

overcast clouds

30.6°F / 23.3°F

Monday, Dec. 6, 2021

snow

25.8°F / 17.8°F

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

light snow

28.8°F / 17.7°F

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021

snow

19.8°F / 14.7°F

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

light snow

17.8°F / 1.9°F

Friday, Dec. 10, 2021

light snow

Seasonal averages

December

31°F
25°F

January

10°F
12°F

February

18°F
24°F

March

28°F
37°F

April

37°F
45°F

May

47°F
48°F

June

47°F
45°F

July

49°F
45°F

August

54°F
57°F

September

47°F
48°F

October

41°F
38°F

November

31°F
27°F

Winter Has Something for Everyone

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Warm Days and Cool Water

Color and Cool Temps

Wax your skis, dust off the fat bike, and strap on your snowshoes! From snow covered mountains and trails, there’s plenty of winter fun to be had. If you are not a fan of the white stuff, check out Bend's vast array of breweries and restaurants, as well as the many ways to have family-friendly indoor fun.
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Spring comes a little late in Central Oregon, which means more time for winter fun. Come April, wildflowers begin to bloom in the Badlands, mountain bike trails start to open up near town, and rivers start to rise. Be prepared for all kinds of crazy weather in the spring, from snow to sunshine to high winds and rain.
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Who doesn’t love summer? Hot, sunny days make it the perfect time to float in the cool waters of the Deschutes River, explore the lakes on the Cascade Lakes Highway, mountain bike the ribbons of singletrack in the forest, or enjoy a refreshing beverage in the sunshine.
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The shorter days of fall are lit up by brilliant yellow and red leaves on the trees in Drake Park. Solitude is easy to come by, and layering is highly recommended as cool shadows may cast a chill. Sip a Bend ale in the warmth of a fire pit while the sunset creates a backdrop behind the Cascades.
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Wax your skis, dust off the fat bike, and strap on your snowshoes! From snow covered mountains and trails, there’s plenty of winter fun to be had. If you are not a fan of the white stuff, check out Bend's vast array of breweries and restaurants, as well as the many ways to have family-friendly indoor fun.
See More Winter Activities
Spring comes a little late in Central Oregon, which means more time for winter fun. Come April, wildflowers begin to bloom in the Badlands, mountain bike trails start to open up near town, and rivers start to rise. Be prepared for all kinds of crazy weather in the spring, from snow to sunshine to high winds and rain.
See More Spring Activities
Who doesn’t love summer? Hot, sunny days make it the perfect time to float in the cool waters of the Deschutes River, explore the lakes on the Cascade Lakes Highway, mountain bike the ribbons of singletrack in the forest, or enjoy a refreshing beverage in the sunshine.
See More Summer Activities
The shorter days of fall are lit up by brilliant yellow and red leaves on the trees in Drake Park. Solitude is easy to come by, and layering is highly recommended as cool shadows may cast a chill. Sip a Bend ale in the warmth of a fire pit while the sunset creates a backdrop behind the Cascades.
See More Fall Activities

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Winter Road, Trail, and Ski Conditions in Bend

Winter is magical in Bend, but check conditions before you visit so you can make the most of your trip. Visit Tripcheck for road conditions or call a shop in town to get the local intel on what’s skiing, riding, and snowshoeing well.

Current Road Conditions in Bend
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Understand the elements in Bend!
Did someone say 300 days of sunshine?Yep, we say it all the time. On average, Bend gets more sunny days than almost anywhere else in Oregon. Averaging over 160 bluebird days each year, summertime in Bend is a nearly endless season of blue skies. Winter also offers a plethora of sunshine for basking, so grab your gear and sunscreen and enjoy some year-round rays.
Windy days are frequently on tap.With the Cascade Mountains to the west and high desert to the east, Bend can get a tad windy. On average, October through April tends to be the windiest months, with December having the highest winds. In the winter make sure to bundle up, check conditions in the mountains, and let your winter spirits soar. During the summer months, the wind tends to be friendlier, so enjoy your day floating on the Deschutes or paddling on an alpine lake and savor the smooth summer breeze.
A rainy day in Bend is better than a sunny day at the office.We love precipitation in Bend! It can mean hero dirt on our MTB trails, more water in our rivers, and an average of more than 38 feet of snow at Mt. Bachelor. Precipitation is most common October through April. November tends to be the rainiest month, and December through February tend to be the snowiest months. Although winters are getting harder to predict, you can almost always count on snowy conditions in the mountains for skiing, fat biking, and snowshoeing.
Did someone say 300 days of sunshine?Yep, we say it all the time. On average, Bend gets more sunny days than almost anywhere else in Oregon. Averaging over 160 bluebird days each year, summertime in Bend is a nearly endless season of blue skies. Winter also offers a plethora of sunshine for basking, so grab your gear and sunscreen and enjoy some year-round rays.

162

Average Number of Days with Clear, Sunny Skies

105

partly sunny
Average Number of Days with Mostly Sunny Skies
300 days of sunshine in Bend
Windy days are frequently on tap.With the Cascade Mountains to the west and high desert to the east, Bend can get a tad windy. On average, October through April tends to be the windiest months, with December having the highest winds. In the winter make sure to bundle up, check conditions in the mountains, and let your winter spirits soar. During the summer months, the wind tends to be friendlier, so enjoy your day floating on the Deschutes or paddling on an alpine lake and savor the smooth summer breeze.

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wind
Average Speed (mph) of the Wind

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wind
Predominant Direction of the Wind
The wind is legit in Bend
A rainy day in Bend is better than a sunny day at the office.We love precipitation in Bend! It can mean hero dirt on our MTB trails, more water in our rivers, and an average of more than 38 feet of snow at Mt. Bachelor. Precipitation is most common October through April. November tends to be the rainiest month, and December through February tend to be the snowiest months. Although winters are getting harder to predict, you can almost always count on snowy conditions in the mountains for skiing, fat biking, and snowshoeing.

12

rain
Average Annual inches of Rainfall

21

snow
Average Annual inches of Snowfall
Snowshoeing outside of Bend

Is Bend sunny, cloudy, windy, warm, or cold today? Yes.

Ever-changing Weather

One thing that’s constant in Central Oregon is the changing weather. Each season presents its weather, adventures, and sometimes obstacles. There’s a season for everyone to explore and enjoy! But be sure to check conditions, be prepared, and call ahead for expert local intel so you can have fun, stay safe, and make the most of your time in Bend.
The Badlands near Bend, OR
Floating on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon
Air Tanker Drops Retardant on Wildfire
Skiing Bend Oregon
Mud season is generally during spring and fall when our weather changes the most. Rain, wind, freeze, and thaw on the trails can make for a muddy shoulder season. Don’t let this discourage you, though, because there’s so much to do around town. The High Desert Museum is perfect for family fun. Or take a hike in the Oregon Badlands.
When the heat turns up and the sun shines all day, then there’s nothing better than playing on the water. Summertime in Bend is a paradise with warm temperatures, endless bluebird skies, mountain peaks to hike, trails to ride, and being on the water! Bend’s water season means sunrise paddles on Mirror Pond, a splash and giggle float on the Deschutes, or maybe a guided canoe trip with your family.
The Central Oregon fire season can start as early as July and may go into October. Because of forest fires happening in areas surrounding Bend, we can get our fair share of smoke. It’s challenging to predict, but make sure you check ahead, ask about cancellation policies for activities and lodging, and be safe! If the smoke socks in while visiting, be kind to your lungs and stay indoors as much as possible. The good news is there’s still tons of indoor fun to be had in Bend.
Cross-country skiing through snow-covered forests, fresh tracks at Mt. Bachelor, a local ale by the fire — this is a typical winter day in Bend. While snowfall in town tends to be low, just a short drive away your winter wonderland awaits. Wintertime in Bend is cozy, playful, and delightful.