Pacific Northwest sees record temperatures


Boat party people on Lake Washington during the heat wave of Seattle

Record temperatures are set to last from weekend to next week

The northwestern part of the Pacific Northwest was hit by a heat wave on Saturday at a record 108F (42C) in Portland, Oregon.

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides excessive thermal warnings and surveillance in almost all of Washington and Oregon. Part of California and Idaho will also be affected.

Multnomah County, Oregon warns of “life-threatening” heat.

Many cities have opened cooling centers for people to evacuate.

The shop sold out portable air conditioners and fans, and many Covid vaccination drives were cancelled.

Children play in Seattle parks during the heat wave

Seattle and Portland will set record high temperature records this week.

According to the NWS, temperatures are expected to be even higher on Sundays and Mondays in the northwestern Pacific and northern Great Basin.

It warned that “a few more days of dangerous heat across the northwest corner of the country” Western Nevada and parts of California“.

Temperatures are expected to be 20 to 30 degrees higher than average in Washington and Oregon.

Seattle and Portland are expected to break current record highs on both Sunday and Monday.

On Saturday, Seattle temperatures reached 101F (38.3C), the hottest day in June.

“Residents are encouraged to avoid long hours of outdoor use, stay hydrated, and check for vulnerable family members / neighbors,” NWS said.

People participate in a pride rally in Seattle

National Weather Service warned about dangerous heat in the Pacific Northwest

Many people in the area are accustomed to the warm climate and do not have air conditioning.

Oregon health officials have lifted Covid’s capacity limits at large, air-conditioned venues such as cinemas and shopping centers For people to protect themselves from the heat.

Washington state Removed cooling center capacity limit, It is a public facility where people can go in the extreme heat.

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