The Pacific Northwest reached triple-digit temperatures on Monday. Set record high amid multi-day heatwaves, according to the National Weather Service.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport set a new record when temperatures reached 106 degrees, breaking the record of 104 degrees on Sunday. It’s the hottest temperature recorded in the city since at least 2015. in 1945, the Seattle Times reported.
Monday’s heat for the third straight day of 100-plus degrees, two weather stations in Washington state – Dallesport and Sol Duc Rivers – reached 188 degrees, the NWS said. The readings are preliminary and have not been confirmed. A relief is expected on Wednesday when temperatures are expected to drop to 80 in Seattle.
Unprecedented temperatures in a region known for its precipitation. and in June In the past, it was called “June”; because of the drizzle. cold Seattle’s average high temperature in June is about 70 degrees, and less than half of the city’s residents have air conditioning. According to US census data
The heat forced schools and businesses to shut down. to protect workers and guests Including some places, such as outdoor pools and ice cream parlors, where people need relief from the heat, COVID-19 testing sites and mobile vaccination units are also closed.
The Seattle Park Service closed an indoor community pool after it became too hot inside. Leave it to Stanley James, who moved from Arizona three weeks ago. Find another place to cool off. She doesn’t have air conditioning in her condo, she said.
“Part of the reason I moved here wasn’t just being around my daughter. But also coming in the summer to relieve the Arizona heat,” James said, “and it looks like I brought it with me. So I’m not excited at all.”
Portland, Oregon hit 115 degrees on Monday. This set a new record for the third day in a row, the Oregonian reported. The new record was recorded at Portland International Airport at around 4 p.m.
Portland General Electric said about 3,000 customers had no electricity in the Portland area as of Sunday afternoon. Puget Sound Energy reported 3,400 customers in the larger Seattle area.
In Albany, Oregon, 70 miles south of Portland, the pavement reached 171 degrees around 3 p.m., according to a tweet retweeted by the Weather Service. Salem also hit a record high. It hit 112 degrees, the warmest temperature since the city began keeping records in 1890, the newspaper said.
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In Eugene, U.S. track and field competitions Suspended on Sunday afternoon and fans were asked to evacuate the stadium due to the heat. The National Weather Service said temperatures soared to 110 degrees Eugene, breaking an all-time high of 108 degrees.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.