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Kent, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Old grain elevator in Kent
Old grain elevator in Kent
Country United States
State Oregon
County Sherman
Elevation 2,713 ft (827 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97033
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1122693

Kent is an unincorporated community in Sherman County, Oregon, United States. Although it is unincorporated, Kent has a post office with a ZIP code of 97033. Kent lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 97 and Dobie Point Road, between Grass Valley to the north and Shaniko to the south.

Kent was the site of a railway station, originally called Guthrie, on the Columbia Southern Railway. The name of the community stemmed either from a drawing from a group of names submitted by local residents or was chosen directly by Kent's first postmaster, according to differing accounts of the matter. Milton H. Bennett was that postmaster, who ran the post office beginning in about 1887.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 68.1 °F (20.1 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kent has a steppe climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Climate data for Kent, Oregon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17.2)
69
(20.6)
77
(25)
89
(31.7)
97
(36.1)
103
(39.4)
107
(41.7)
108
(42.2)
102
(38.9)
92
(33.3)
77
(25)
65
(18.3)
108
(42.2)
Average high °F (°C) 37.5
(3.06)
42.9
(6.06)
50.5
(10.28)
57.8
(14.33)
66.5
(19.17)
74.2
(23.44)
83.8
(28.78)
83
(28.3)
74.3
(23.5)
62.4
(16.89)
47.2
(8.44)
39.5
(4.17)
60
(15.6)
Average low °F (°C) 22.9
(-5.06)
26.7
(-2.94)
30.5
(-0.83)
34.1
(1.17)
40
(4.4)
46.2
(7.89)
52.2
(11.22)
52
(11.1)
45.9
(7.72)
38
(3.3)
30
(-1.1)
25.3
(-3.72)
37
(2.8)
Record low °F (°C) -17
(-27.2)
-19
(-28.3)
5
(-15)
14
(-10)
21
(-6.1)
26
(-3.3)
32
(0)
36
(2.2)
21
(-6.1)
9
(-12.8)
-10
(-23.3)
-18
(-27.8)
-19
(-28.3)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.4
(36)
1.08
(27.4)
1
(25)
0.93
(23.6)
1.02
(25.9)
0.87
(22.1)
0.35
(8.9)
0.38
(9.7)
0.57
(14.5)
0.87
(22.1)
1.47
(37.3)
1.48
(37.6)
11.42
(290.1)
Snowfall inches (cm) 7
(18)
3.9
(9.9)
2.1
(5.3)
0.7
(1.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
0.2
(0.5)
2.2
(5.6)
5.2
(13.2)
21.3
(54.1)
Avg. precipitation days 10 9 9 8 7 6 2 3 4 7 10 9 84

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