We handle a lot of phone calls from prospective guests who want to know if the winters are sunny in Joseph, Oregon. I'm guessing a lot of these folks are from the Seattle, Washington, or Portland, Oregon area, where we hear that the sun shines but the winters are pretty gray..
The answer: Yes! Our winters are definitely sunny! Because we're in Eastern Oregon we don't have the clouds that seem to hang on the western side of the Cascade Mountains. It seems as though we have only a handful of non-sunny days throughout the winter months.
Probably the best place to get a view of how sunny it is here is to take a look at our favorite weather website, Joseph Oregon Weather The webmaster keeps two cameras trained on the Wallowa Mountains--one to the south and one to the west--that'll give you an up to the minute view of the current conditions. Into time lapse photography? The Weather Movie on the same website gives you the view of how the day is progressing, or you can watch yesterday's weather movie for a complete view.
Here at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast our large insulated glass picture window in the dining room is perfect for a view of the sunny winter weather without experiencing the cold. Sometimes our breakfast guests opt to bring their sunglasses to the table.
And there's plenty to do around here in winter. Or nothing. Your choice. Type "winter" into the blog search box and you'll find our posts about things to do in the winter around Joseph, Oregon. Here's one to get you started.