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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published December 09 2013

Weather Talk: Oregon experiencing record-setting cold snap

The weather has certainly been cold in recent days, but locally we have been nowhere near any record low.

The record lows this time of year tend to be in the 30-below to 25-below degree range.

One state that has set numerous record lows recently has been Oregon. An automatic temperature gauge in the Horse Ridge nature area just east of Bend, Ore., dropped to 41 degrees below zero Sunday morning.

That same morning, the residents of Lakeview, Ore., in the far south-central portion of the state, woke up to a temperature of 27 degrees below zero. Not only was that a record for the date, it was also an all-time record low for the city, surpassing the previous coldest temperature on record of 22 degrees below zero set in February 1933 and January 1937.

Perhaps equally impressive was Eugene on the western side of the Cascades dropping to 10 degrees below zero, just

2 degrees shy of their all-time coldest reading.

Also, Astoria, on the typically mild Oregon coast, dropped all the way down to 13 degrees for a daily record low.


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