Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Record cold hits region (Washington state); snow on the way

More Global warming on parade.
WENATCHEE — Long-standing records were shattered as temperatures plummeted around North Central Washington on Sunday and into today.

The Wenatchee Valley set two record lows for Oct. 11: 23 at Pangborn Memorial Airport, breaking the previous low of 33 set in 1990; and 25 in Wenatchee, dipping below the low of 28 set in 1931.

“It’s pretty extraordinary to break records by 10 degrees or more,” said Greg Koch, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Spokane.

New low records were also set in Plain, Ephrata, Moses Lake, Winthrop, Mazama and Omak on Sunday, and more record-low temperatures were expected to be set this morning, Koch said.

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