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Cool temps seen in April in John Day

A cool April will shift to more normal temperatures in May, the National Weather Service says.

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on May 1, 2014 10:30AM

PENDLETON – Temperatures at John Day averaged colder than normal during the month of April, according to preliminary data from NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.

The average temperature was 44.5 degrees, 2.2 degrees below normal.

High temperatures averaged 58.5 degrees, 1.9 degrees below normal. The highest was 74 degrees on April 9.

Low temperatures averaged 30.4 degrees, 2.5 degrees below normal. The lowest was 25 degrees, on April 3.

There were 19 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 1.5 inches during April, 0.11 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation – at least .01 inch – was recorded on 12 days with the heaviest, 0.33 inches reported on April 2.

The outlook for May from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for near-normal temperatures and near- to above-normal precipitation.

Normal highs for John Day rise from 65 degrees at the start of May to 73 degrees at the end of May. Normal lows rise from 36 degrees to 43 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 1.9 inches.


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