All right, so it rains; there we've said it.
It's not like that's such a secret about Willamette
Valley weather, but it's something
a couple should keep in the front of their minds when
selecting from Salem wedding venues. Salem, Oregon is
what you enter on www.weather.com, then scroll down to
the map, click on interactive, pull back to a state-wide display, then click "Next 6 Hours." If
it's Summer, and if you see nothing but virtually
cloud-free area with no (none, zero, nada) green rain
radar blotches, you're probably OK for your outdoor wedding reception.
Anything else...figure there's at least a fair
chance you're going to end up with at least a partially indoor event.
But that "partially" should be taken into
account as well. Weather in the Salem area tends to come and go pretty quickly. Spring, in
particular, can be both drenching and sun-brilliant in the same five minute span--sometimes
even simultaneously, astonishingly enough--which is great news for anyone seeking a cheery omen
for her Wedding Day.
Salem wedding venues, though, are not rookies
to such seasonal mischief and have generally suitable back-up strategies at the ready should
the barometer prove capricious. But "generally" is not "always," so the prudent planner will
inquire on this matter before selecting the venue.
Along with the previously-mentioned Weather
Channel, Salem weather information is available through the virtually indispensible Oregon
Department of Transportation website's www.tripcheck.com
. Click on the upper left-hand corner of the Oregon map for
Salem area weather and traffic.