PENDLETON - Temperatures at John Day averaged slightly warmer than normal during the month of January, according to preliminary data received by NOAA's National Weather Service in Pendleton.

The average temperature was 34.3 degrees, or 1.4 degrees above normal.

High temperatures averaged 45.2 degrees, 2.7 degrees above normal. The highest was 61 degrees on Jan. 5. Low temperatures averaged 23.4 degrees, which was normal. The lowest was 11 degrees on Jan. 12.

There were 26 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees. There was one day when the high temperature stayed below 32 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 0.46 inches during January, 0.52 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation - at least .01 inch - was received on 11 days with the heaviest, 0.09 inches reported on Jan. 19.

Snowfall totaled 0.8 inches. The heaviest snowfall was 0.8 inches reported on Jan. 25. The greatest depth of snow on the ground was 1 inch on Jan. 25.

The outlook for February from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center calls for near-normal temperatures and near-normal precipitation. Normal highs for John Day during February are 47.4 degrees and normal lows are 23.9 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 0.75 inches.


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