Record January warmth, 72 at Pendleton OR on 4 Jan 2012

The Pendleton Oregon city coop observer reported 72 F on 4 January 2012, a new January record for that location.  The previous record had been 71 recorded back in January 1935.  There have now been 5 years in which the temperature has reached 70 in January at Pendleton.  Those years* are 1914, 1923, 1935, 1997, and now 2012.  Pendleton Airport (KPDT) reported a high of 69 on 4 January 2012 at an elevation about 400 feet above the city.  At the airport this was the warmest temperature since 30 October 2011 when the temperature reached 72 F.

* The Pendleton city record begins in 1894 with a missing period from 1957-1987.

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