Yet another heat wave grips the Pacific Northwest
The Pacific Northwest braced for another heat wave on Saturday, and the temperature in Denver hit 101 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday, breaking a record set in 1877.
Meteorologists issued a heat advisory for Portland, Ore., on Saturday through Monday and also issued a fire weather watch for the state’s populous Willamette Valley.
Authorities opened many cooling centers for those without air conditioning and extended library hours.
“Conditions are warming up, drying out and could get a little windy today. Today is a day when fires could easily spread,” Portland’s National Weather Service wrote on Twitter.
In Denver, temperatures cooled somewhat on Saturday in the lower 90s after peaking on Friday.
It was the fifth time this year that the mercury has climbed to 100 or more in Denver.
In Idaho, temperatures in Boise could soar as high as 103, but the National Weather Service said the predicted heat won’t be enough to break the record of 106 set in 2018.
Temperatures in Portland recently approached 100 for an entire week, with highs peaking at 102.
Seven deaths in Oregon were being investigated as possibly related to the heat of this heatwave.