‘Dangerous’ heat wave strikes Northwest

Portland, Ore., reached 112 degrees Sunday. Seattle hit 104. Records were being broken across the Pacific Northwest in places unaccustomed to such extreme heat.

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National News

June 28, 2021 - 9:16 AM

While Portland reached a record temperature of over 110 degrees Sunday afternoon, people gathered at Salmon Steet Springs water fountain in Portland to cool off.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Intense. Prolonged. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. Abnormal. Dangerous.

That’s how the National Weather Service described the historic heat wave hitting the Pacific Northwest, pushing daytime temperatures into the triple digits, disrupting Olympic qualifying events and breaking all-time high temperature records in places unaccustomed to such extreme heat.

Portland, Oregon, reached 112 degrees Sunday, breaking the all-time temperature record of 108, which was set just a day earlier.

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