Eugene Oregon is the 2nd largest City in Oregon and represents the essence of their motto; "The World's Greatest City of the Arts and Outdoors".
Eugene is located at an elevation of 426 feet. and has a total area of 40.54 square miles. Of that and to the surprise of many, only 0.04 square miles is water. The Willamette and McKenzie rivers run through Eugene as well as a stream of note; Amazon Creek, whose headwaters are near Spencer Butte. The creek discharges into Fern Ridge Reservoir west of the city.
Eugene lies in the Marine west coast climate zone within the Willamette Valley, with some characteristics of the Mediterranean climate. Temperatures are mild year round, with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Spring and fall are wet seasons, with light rain falling for long periods of time. Winter snowfall does occur, but it is sporadic and rarely accumulates in large amounts. The hottest months are July and August, with average highs of around 82° F, and an average of five or six days of temperatures above 90°. The coldest month is January, with an average high of 46° F, and an average of fourteen days below freezing.