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All-Time Record Oregon Low Temps

Just for fun, here is a 20 year look back at record lows for Oregon from 1989-2009. There are a few conclusions one might draw from this data --- 1. "The truly historic arctic blasts (ie: Feb 1989 & Dec 1990) are becoming a thing of the past", or, 2. "We have just experienced the two coldest back-to-back years since 1989 & 1990 (20 years)." I guess it all depends on whether your glass is half full or half empty. Either way, enjoy these numbers. With a little more time, perhaps I will send out the years prior to 1989 just for fun? There will most certainly be some very cold ones in that data set.

1989 = -48 Seneca 12/6
1990 = -42 Fremont 12/21
1991 = -15 Enterprise 1/29
1992 = -32 Seneca 12/5
1993 = -22 Seneca 1/10, Burns 2/27
1994 = -21 Ukiah 2/8
1995 = -15 Mason Dam 1/3
1996 = -35 Seneca 2/2
1997 = -10 Joseph, Baker, Austin 1/23
1998 = -26 Chemult 12/21
1999 = -21 Seneca 2/11
2000 = -9 Seneca 12/19
2001 = -16 Seneca 1/17
2002 = -18 Seneca 1/29
2003 = -18 Seneca 12/30
2004 = -22 Enterprise 1/5
2005 = -17 Seneca 12/18
2006 = -18 Seneca 2/19
2007 = -14 Seneca 1/12
2008 = -29 Seneca 1/23 & Sunriver 12/18
2009 = -28 Fort Rock 12/8

* All data provided by: Bruce Johnson - http://www.oregonphotos.com/

Steve Pierce
Executive Board Member - Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
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