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Storm brought snow to Crater Lake, Klamath County

Associated Press

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A winter storm in summer brought 2 to 3 inches of snow to Crater Lake National Park and other parts of northern Klamath County.

Meteorologist Mike Petrucelli tells the Herald and News that temperatures near or below freezing are unusual for mid-July, but clearly not impossible.

Another cold front might move in by the weekend, but Petrucelli doesn’t expect it to be as chilly as it was during Sunday’s storm.

Boat tours at Crater Lake were suspended because of the poor weather at the rim. Park Ranger Charlie Waller said this was the latest July snowfall anyone working at the park could remember.

The cool temperatures did not harm potato crops at lower elevations.

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