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.