No whining about this year’s winter

Wallowa County spared second consecutive record cold, snow

Published on January 10, 2018 10:24AM

Irrigation equipment that was trapped in feet of snow last year sits in open fields this year.

Irrigation equipment that was trapped in feet of snow last year sits in open fields this year.

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While some snow has fallen at higher elevations, most of the valley floor has little to no snow.

While some snow has fallen at higher elevations, most of the valley floor has little to no snow.

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Warm temperatures have replaced the freezing cold and dumps of heavy snow the area experienced in 2017. Temperatures on average have been around 30 degrees warmer the first seven days of 2018 with very little snow on the ground. Rain Tuesday morning across much of the area turned what snow remained into slush. The switchup is welcomed by those who endured last year’s worst winter in what many say was more than 50 years. Long-range forecasts call for the moderate weather to continue.

Photos by Paul Wahl, Chieftain Editor





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