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    Posted December 7, 2013 by
    Eugene, Oregon
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    Wintry weather 2014

    Snow & Cold in Eugene, Oregon


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     cactopus photographed the wintry conditions in Eugene, Oregon, on December 7. He says on Saturday evening the temperature dropped down to negative 10 degrees Fahrenheit, one of the lowest temperatures ever recorded in the area. A resident of Eugene for 17 years, he says he has never seen this combination of heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures before. 'This weather is not at all typical for this area at this time of year, or at any other time of year. Snow is rare, and extended deep freezes are very rare. Average temperatures for this area this time of year are highs in the low 40's and lows in the low to mid 30's. Rain is common this time of year,' he explained.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    A rare 8 inches of snow and single digit temperatures hit Eugene, Oregon this weekend.  With a forecast low of 4 degrees Fahrenheit for Saturday, it is the coldest weather in over 40 years. Made for icy roads and beautiful scenery.

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