The frost, it seems reasonable to conclude, has permeated the pumpkin.

Certainly any squash exposed overnight in Baker City acquired more than a superficial scrim of ice.

The temperature dipped to 3 degrees this morning at the Baker City Airport.

That not only broke the previous record low for Oct. 30 of 9 degrees, set in 2006, but it’s also the second-coldest temperature ever recorded during October at the airport, where records date to 1945.

The coldest October day was Oct. 31, 2006, when the low was 2 degrees.

Today is also the second straight daily low temperature record at the airport.

Tuesday’s low of 6 degrees broke the previous record for Oct. 29 of 9 degrees, set in 1971.

Today’s record likely will be the last for a while, as the National Weather Service is forecasting a gradual warming trend through the weekend.

Conditions for Thursday’s trick-or-treating event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Baker City should be clear with light winds, and temperatures dropping from around 40 to the mid-30s.

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