As much of the United States is caught in a bitterly cold polar vortex, Spokane counted its coldest temperature in almost two years early Friday morning .
The cold is coming from the arctic, said meteorologist Mark Turner at the National Weather Service in Spokane. The freezing dome of air is sagging down over the middle of the country, he said.
March 4, 2019 was the last day Spokane reached temperatures as low as Friday ‘s 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. stint at 9 degrees Fahrenheit, Turner said. Around midnight, wind chill clocked in at -10 in Spokane.
Not considering wind chill, Priest Lake measured minus 13 Fahrenheit Friday
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