Winter Starts With A Blast

Just when we thought things weren’t going to be so bad at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley and Independence, comes word from the National Weather Service that we’re going to get a heck of a lot of snow.

At Tygh Valley the predictions are all over the place. We could see anywhere from 5-14 inches of snow depending on how this plays out. Temperatures will stay below freezing for the next several days.

We’re also keeping a close eye to what’s happening north of us in Columbia River Gorge. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the western Gorge predicting up to 5 inches of snow and sleet. Wind gusts will be high as 65-70 miles per hour.

Our secret defense is Tygh Ridge. At 2800 feet, Tygh Ridge protects us from those howling winter storms that roar down the Gorge.

Tygh Ridge in winter.
Tygh Ridge in winter.

Rogue Farms in Independence may also feel some of the brunt of the storm. Starting tonight, we are expecting anywhere from 1-3 inches of snow followed by freezing rain and sleet.

It’ll be days before we know if the storm will cause any serious damage to our crops. When you grow beer and spirits in collaboration with Mother Nature, you have to be prepared for just about anything.