Scorching hot weather continues to batter the West Coast, and especially the Pacific Northwest, with no relief expected for at least several days. The abnormally hot temperatures are proving to be unbearable for area residents not accustomed to such heat, and proving to be a threat to public utilities.
More than 20 million people along the West Coast are under a heat warning or advisory, per NBC News, from the Canadian border to the Mexican border.
Portland, Oregon recorded the highest temperature on record, 11o degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, breaking the record set all the way back…24 hours earlier.
Portland just blew past it’s all time record high of 108°……set yesterday https://t.co/DM7BUxhbXL
— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) June 27, 2021
Pacific Northwest to swelter in "oppressive and unprecedented" heat wave https://t.co/gHMtVQWz3I
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 27, 2021
— Dan McCarthy (@DanMcKATU) June 26, 2021