- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) - The temperature in Eastern Oregon recently matched its record low of 9 degrees below zero.

The Observer reports (https://bit.ly/2jbJsTN ) that La Grande’s record low for Jan. 5 was tied Thursday morning. National Weather Service Pendleton meteorologist Mike Murphy says the city’s temperature also hit negative 9 on Jan. 5, 2004.

Thursday’s temperature was lowest Jan. 5 temperature on record but only the eighth-lowest for La Grande in January. The National Weather Service says the month’s all-time low was set Jan. 31, 1996, at 17 degrees below zero.

Other cities in Eastern Oregon reached bone-chilling temperatures Thursday morning. NWS says it recorded temperatures of negative 21 in Wallowa and negative 11 in Cove and at the Joseph Airport.

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Information from: The (La Grande) Observer, https://www.lagrandeobserver.com/

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