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Freak weather in Barking, East London.


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Pacific Northwest swelters in historic heat wave
Source: AP

By SARA CLINE and REBECCA BOONE
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Government officials, wildlife managers and utility workers across the Pacific Northwest were trying to keep people and animals safe as a historic heat wave scorched the region Saturday.

The heat was expected to break all-time records in cities and towns from eastern Washington state to Portland to southern Oregon, with temperatures in many areas expected to top out up to 30 degrees above normal. It’s a dangerous forecast for a region accustomed to mild weather, and where many people don’t have air conditioning.

The hot weather had berry farmers scrambling to pick crops before they rot on the vine and fisheries managers working to keep endangered sockeye salmon safe from too-warm river water. Stores sold out of portable air conditioners and fans, some hospitals canceled outdoor vaccination clinics, cities opened cooling centers, baseball teams canceled or moved up weekend games, and utilities braced for possible power outages.

In western Washington, morning temperatures felt warmer than they were because of a higher-than-normal dew point, the National Weather Service in Seattle wrote on Twitter. A higher dew point makes the air more muggy or uncomfortable. Seattle was expected to edge above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) over the weekend and in Portland, Oregon, weather forecasters said the thermometer could soar to 108 F (42 C) by Sunday, breaking an all-time record of 107 F (42 C) set in 1981. Unusually hot weather was expected to extend into next week for much of the region.



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Canada weather: Heat hits record 46.6C as US north-west also sizzles

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Canada has recorded its highest ever temperature as the country's west and the US Pacific north-west frazzle in an unprecedented heatwave.

Lytton in British Columbia soared to 46.6C (116F) on Sunday, breaking an 84-year-old record, officials said.

A "heat dome" - static high pressure acting like a lid on a cooking pot - has set records in many other areas.

The US and Canada have both warned citizens of "dangerous" heat levels that could persist this week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57634700


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wjfox wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:51 pm Mental.

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Canada weather: Heat hits record 46.6C as US north-west also sizzles

14 minutes ago

Canada has recorded its highest ever temperature as the country's west and the US Pacific north-west frazzle in an unprecedented heatwave.

Lytton in British Columbia soared to 46.6C (116F) on Sunday, breaking an 84-year-old record, officials said.

A "heat dome" - static high pressure acting like a lid on a cooking pot - has set records in many other areas.

The US and Canada have both warned citizens of "dangerous" heat levels that could persist this week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57634700


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That is hot, i wouldn't like to be there currently.
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'Not fun': Northwest heat wave builds, all-time records fall
Source: AP

By SARA CLINE and REBECCA BOONE
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s largest city broke its all-time heat record on Saturday. It could beat the new mark on Sunday.

Forecasters say many Pacific Northwest communities may sweat through the hottest days in their histories as temperatures soar during a heat wave that has sent residents scrambling for relief.

Stores sold out of portable air conditioners and fans, hospitals canceled outdoor vaccination clinics, cities opened cooling centers, baseball teams canceled or moved up weekend games, and utilities braced for possible power outages.

Portland, Oregon, reached 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42.2 degrees Celsius) Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The previous heat record for Oregon’s largest city was 107 F (41.7 C), a mark hit in 1965 and 1981.




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It's so hot in the Pacific Northwest that roads are buckling
It's so hot in the Pacific Northwest that roads are buckling.

Asphalt and concrete roadways are expanding and cracking and even Interstate 5 has been impacted amid a heat wave that has sent temperatures soaring to dangerous levels.

"There have been several instances of road impacts across Western Washington today, including along I-5 at times," the National Weather Service's Seattle office wrote on Twitter. "Additional impacts likely tomorrow with another day of extreme heat. Remain vigilant on your commutes!"
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State Route 544 milepost 7 near Everson, Wash., was closed June 28, 2021, because the asphalt roadway buckled amid a heat wave.
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Portland, Seattle and Canada break all-time records again amid historic heat wave
Source: Washington Post

The most severe heat wave in the history of the Pacific Northwest is near its climax. The National Weather Service had predicted it would be “historic, dangerous, prolonged and unprecedented,” and it is living up to its billing as it rewrites the record books.

On Monday, Portland, Ore., soared to at least 115 degrees, the highest temperature in more than 80 years of record-keeping. It marked the third straight day the city had climbed to an all-time high. On Sunday, it hit 112 Sunday after reaching 108 Saturday, both of which broke the previous all-time record of 107.

Seattle reached 108 degrees Monday evening, surpassing the all-time record of 104 degrees set Sunday (which topped the previous mark of 103).

Medford, Ore., tied its all-time record Monday of 115 degrees. So did Spokane, which soared to 108.

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I don't always feel comfortable hitting the like button for certain news articles because to me that seems to imply that I like the news in question. Instead, I will pass along a thank you to WeatherisCool for not forgetting about those of us here on the West coast. Fortunately, I live close enough to the ocean that the heat is not so bad for me. Something I have to keep explaining to our friends in Maine who often experience warmer weather in the summer than we have in my neighborhood.
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Rolling blackouts for parts of US Northwest amid heat wave
Source: AP

By GENE JOHNSON and NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The unprecedented Northwest U.S. heat wave that slammed Seattle and Portland, Oregon, moved inland Tuesday — prompting a electrical utility in Spokane, Washington, to warn that people will face more rolling blackouts amid heavy power demand.

The intense weather that gave Seattle and Portland consecutive days of record high temperatures far exceeding 100 degrees (37.7 degrees Celcius) was expected to ease in those cities. But inland Spokane was likely to surpass Monday’s high temperature — a record-tying 105 Fahrenheit (40.6 Celsius).

About 8,200 utility customers in parts of Spokane lost power on Monday and Avista Utilities warned that there will be more rolling blackouts on Tuesday in the city of about 220,000 people with the high temperature predicted at 110 F (43.3C), which would be an all-time record.

Avista had planned for much higher than normal demand but hit its limit quicker than anticipated because of the intense heat, said Heather Rosentrater, the company’s senior vice president for energy delivery, said Monday night.

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To know is essentially the same as to not to know. The only thing that occurs is entropy.
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