Subfreezing temperatures at night return to Corvallis after spring-like weather


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Hedges frosted with ice on the morning of Jan. 27 on SW Western Boulevard and NW Twelfth Street in Corvallis, Ore. Temperatures are expected to drop to 18 degrees Farenheit in Corvallis in the early morning of Wednesday, Feb. 23.

Emma Coke, News Contributor

Just when many thought spring weather was finally beginning, subfreezing temperatures are back in the forecast this week in Corvallis, Ore.

The early hours of Wednesday, Feb. 23 will be especially cold, with temperatures dipping to around 18 degrees Fahrenheit, a stark contrast to the pleasant weather Corvallis, Ore. has been experiencing.

Despite the freezing weather, public transportation does not expect it to affect bus services. According to Tim Bates, the transit coordinator for the Corvallis Transit System, hazardous road conditions are not expected “because there is no precipitation in the forecast.” 

These sub-freezing temperatures will last until Friday but will continue to rise above freezing as the week progresses.

The Unity Shelter in Corvallis provides shelter from the cold weather for people experiencing houselessness through existing programs like the Men’s Shelter and Room at the Inn. 

The Men’s Shelter provides dinner and beds to unsheltered people seven days a week from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. from Nov. 1 until March 31 and is located at 211 SE Chapman Place. Room at the Inn operates as an emergency cold weather shelter and is available for women and children until March 31 as well, but has been open 24/7 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The shelter is located in the Community Center of the First Methodist Church and can accommodate 25 women each night. 

Unity Shelter did not respond for comment in time for publication.

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