March 12, 2009 in Idaho

Record low set for second consecutive day

By The Spokesman-Review
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Weather:Washington | Idaho

A new record low was set in Spokane this morning for the second day in a row as an arctic cold wave held its grip on the region this morning.

A low of 8 degrees was reached at Spokane International Airport at 6:30 a.m., just a day after the mercury plunged to a record 2 degrees.

That breaks the previous record of 9 degrees set in 1906.

Locations across the region that also set records lows were Ritzville at 12 degrees, Coeur d’Alene at 5, Pullman at 1, Moses Lake, 15, Plummer at 4, St. Maries at minus-3 and Kellogg at minus-1.

Cities that saw record cold highs on Wednesday were Plummer, Ritzville, Pomeroy and Moses Lake.

After a low tonight in Spokane of about 14, temperatures should rebound into the 40s by Friday and Saturday. Rain or snow are expected over the weekend, and as temperatures warm, any precipitation starting Sunday night will fall as rain.

Normal for Spokane this time of year is 47 for a high and 30 for a low.

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