Excessive heat is expected to increase in the coming days for the region. and a large number of records may be reduced.
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The whole Northwest is baking under triple-digit heat this weekend. And this Sunday is not alleviating the heat for most areas on Sunday. Records in many cities were broken on both Saturday and Sunday. and is about to be destroyed again on Monday.
last saturday Portland had the hottest day ever recorded in the city. It climbed to 108 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, higher than the previous record for Oregon’s 107 largest city. which broke records in 1965 and 1981.
On Sunday, the city broke records again, recording 110 degrees.
south oregon city Salem broke an all-time record for heat on Sunday, hitting a sweltering 112 degrees. David Bishop, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland, set the previous record of 108 degrees in 1981, 1941 and 1927.
and Seattle hit 102 degrees on Saturday. It was the hottest day in June and the second hottest day since 1945, according to the weather service. and on sunday The city also hit 101 degrees, two of the hottest days in a row since records began in 1894.
Other cities in Washington state have also broken early morning records, with Bellingham breaking the record in 2011 and Hoquiam reaching 100.
Portland Sunday is expected to be hotter than the day before – the NWS forecasts a high of 112 degrees.
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But the worst is yet to come: Monday “will be the hottest day for big cities like Seattle and Portland. with record high trends in both cities,” the weather service said.
Salem is expected to hit 106 or 107 degrees and Portland at 112, although Eugene sees temperatures drop to 98 degrees. Seattle is expected to hit 100 to 115 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in both states. Most were under overheating warnings until late Monday.
Between 2004 and 2018, about 700 people die from heat-related causes on average each year in the United States.
“Heat exhaustion occurs when your body is unable to regulate its own temperature. And it started to rise,” Dr. Caroline King-Widdoll said in a statement from Kaiser Permante Northwest. serious or when you’re working outside on a hot day.”
“Drink lots of water in the air-conditioned room. stay away from sunlight and check on relatives and neighbors,” the weather service said in its advisory. Under no circumstances should young children and pets be left unattended in the vehicle.”
Kristie Ebi, a professor at the University of Washington who studies global warming and its impact on public health, said: The “heat dome” that extends over the Pacific Northwest is a flavor of the future as climate change changes global weather patterns.
“We know from evidence worldwide that climate change is increasing the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves. We will continue to get used to this,” she said.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has lifted COVID-19 capacity restrictions on publicly owned or operated refrigeration centers and non-profits in terms of heat. Capacity is currently limited to 50% until the state reopens on Wednesday.
In Oregon, Governor Kate Brown suspends capacity limits for movie theaters and malls — air-conditioned venues — as well as pools ahead of the statewide reopening.
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The northwestern heatwave was triggered by another heatwave in June in the west. Excessive heat warnings are now in effect in southern Northern California. western nevada and parts of Southern California respectively.
Contribution: Zach Urness, Salem Statesman Journal; Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick Register-Guard; related news agencies
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