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Brothers, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Ruins in Brothers
Ruins in Brothers
ORMap-doton-Brothers.png
Country United States
State Oregon
County Deschutes
Elevation 4,639 ft (1,414 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97712
Area code(s) 458 and 541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey
Brothers, Oregon rocket launch
A row of colorful flags marks the model rocket launch range.

Brothers is an unincorporated community in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States on U.S. Route 20. It is part of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. It lies at an elevation of 4,639 feet (1,414 m) above sea level.

History

Brothers post office was established in 1913. One source says that the name comes from several families of brothers who settled in the area, including the Stenkamp Brothers, while another notes that there was a local Three Brothers Sheep Camp, named for three nearby hills that had the Three Sisters mountains looming behind them.

Vast tracts of uninhabited land covered with sagebrush surround Brothers, which are often used for model and high power rocket launches by Oregon Rocketry which has one of the highest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airspace waivers in the United States at 35,500 feet (10,800 m).

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Brothers has a steppe climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Climate data for Brothers
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 61
(16.1)
67
(19.4)
73
(22.8)
85
(29.4)
92
(33.3)
96
(35.6)
102
(38.9)
103
(39.4)
97
(36.1)
88
(31.1)
72
(22.2)
61
(16.1)
103
(39.4)
Average high °F (°C) 37.6
(3.11)
42.1
(5.61)
48.1
(8.94)
55.4
(13)
63.9
(17.72)
72.3
(22.39)
82.4
(28)
81
(27.2)
73.1
(22.83)
61.6
(16.44)
45.8
(7.67)
37.7
(3.17)
58.4
(14.67)
Average low °F (°C) 17.2
(-8.22)
20.3
(-6.5)
22.5
(-5.28)
24.9
(-3.94)
31.2
(-0.44)
37.6
(3.11)
42.9
(6.06)
41.6
(5.33)
34.3
(1.28)
28
(-2.2)
22.3
(-5.39)
17.1
(-8.28)
28.3
(-2.06)
Record low °F (°C) -30
(-34.4)
-19
(-28.3)
-10
(-23.3)
1
(-17.2)
8
(-13.3)
12
(-11.1)
18
(-7.8)
20
(-6.7)
10
(-12.2)
1
(-17.2)
-16
(-26.7)
-30
(-34.4)
-30
(-34.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.94
(23.9)
0.48
(12.2)
0.57
(14.5)
0.63
(16)
1.06
(26.9)
0.9
(23)
0.52
(13.2)
0.57
(14.5)
0.47
(11.9)
0.67
(17)
1.1
(28)
1.08
(27.4)
8.99
(228.3)
Snowfall inches (cm) 7.7
(19.6)
3.1
(7.9)
2.4
(6.1)
1.5
(3.8)
0.6
(1.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.6
(1.5)
3.4
(8.6)
6.9
(17.5)
26.2
(66.5)
Avg. precipitation days 6 6 6 6 6 5 3 3 3 5 7 7 63

Transportation

In the 21st century, Brothers is a stop on the Eastern POINT intercity bus line between Bend and Ontario. It makes one stop per day in each direction.


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