Statement as of 3:50 am PST on December 6, 2013
... Another day of record low temperatures across the area...
Record setting cold continued for a third day on Thursday across the
Pacific northwest. Portland (airport) and Astoria have now recorded
record minimum temperatures for three consecutive days. It is
possible that more records will fall through the upcoming weekend as
the cold continues... with dangerous wind chills expected Friday
night in the Cascades and parts of the Columbia River gorge.
These low temperature readings are as of midnight and did not change
from the previous issuance of this report.
Station today low status/previous record [period of rec]
Astoria 22 new record /24 deg in 1972 [1892-2013]
Vancouver 15 new record /21 deg in 1919 [1894-2013]
Portland (airport) 19 new record /20 deg in 1972 [1940-2013]
Hillsboro 15 new record /21 deg in 1972 [1929-2013]
McMinnville 17 new record /18 deg in 1972 [1894-2013]
Salem 17 new record /19 deg in 1992 [1892-2013]
Eugene 14 new record /20 deg in 1992 [1892-2013]