December 12, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 34

Bitter cold was Mother Nature's curveball

The record bitter cold the Eastern Washington football team played in, and over 6,100 fans endured last Saturday at Roos Field was the kind the area has not seen in nearly two years.

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Paul Delaney
Eastern Washington University\'s football team deployed additional propane heaters to keep players warm last Saturday.

Game time temperatures were hovering at 12 degrees – the coldest EWU has ever played – and dipped to single digits according to some local thermometers not long after the finish.

And according to EWU meteorology professor and noted long-term weather forecaster, Bob Quinn, the Arctic outbreak while not predicted earlier, was not to be unexpected with everything that plays into Northwest weather.

"Basically w...

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