Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Pendleton, OR

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
249 PM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

ORZ041-044-049-505-507-508-510-WAZ024-026>029-521-011100-
EAST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF OREGON-
LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF OREGON-GRANDE RONDE VALLEY-JOHN DAY BASIN-
FOOTHILLS OF THE NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS OF OREGON-
NORTH CENTRAL OREGON-EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF WASHINGTON-
KITTITAS VALLEY-YAKIMA VALLEY-LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN OF WASHINGTON-
FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON-SIMCOE HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARLINGTON...THE DALLES...BOARDMAN...
HERMISTON...IONE...COVE...ELGIN...LA GRANDE...UNION...DAYVILLE...
JOHN DAY...MITCHELL...MONUMENT...SPRAY...ATHENA...PENDLETON...
PILOT ROCK...HEPPNER...CONDON...FOSSIL...DUFUR...MAUPIN...MORO...
WHITE SALMON...ELLENSBURG...THORP...NACHES...SUNNYSIDE...
TOPPENISH...YAKIMA...CONNELL...PROSSER...TRI-CITIES...DAYTON...
WAITSBURG...WALLA WALLA...BICKLETON...GOLDENDALE
249 PM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

...MUCH COLDER OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL NIGHTS...

LOW TEMPERATURES SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING ARE FORECAST TO
BE IN THE TEENS AND TWENTIES AREA WIDE WITH EVEN SOME SINGLE
DIGITS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND NORMALLY COLDER PLATEAUS. THE COLDEST
NIGHTS WILL LIKELY BE TONIGHT AND AGAIN TUESDAY NIGHT. THESE
OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES ARE ABOUT 10 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW
AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR...AND SEVERAL LOCATIONS HAVE NOT
SEEN TEMPERATURES THIS COLD SINCE EARLY JANUARY.

ANY EARLY SEASON VEGETATION THAT MAY HAVE BEGUN TO GROW COULD BE
IN DANGER OF BEING DAMAGED DURING THIS PERIOD. IF YOU CAN...MOVE
ANY SENSITIVE VEGETATION INDOORS AWAY FROM THE COLD...OR PROTECT
IT THE BEST YOU CAN. ALSO IF YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE OVERNIGHT OR
DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS BE SURE TO PROPERLY PREPARE FOR THE
COLDER TEMPERATURES. DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS TEMPERATURES ARE
EXPECTED TO RECOVER NICELY TO NEAR AVERAGE LEVELS MOST DAYS.

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MURPHY





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