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Seattle and Portland hit record temperatures on Saturday when a dome of Extremely Hot Air blew across the northwest U.S. Pacific Ocean.

Seattle and Portland are expected to break records, both Sunday and Monday.

It has a heat warning in effect throughout Washington and Oregon as well as parts of Idaho, Wyoming and California.

Saturday’s temperatures climbed to 38.3C (137F) in Seattle, the hottest June day on record.

Residents in the temperate Pacific Northwest tend not to be comfortable handling the heat and many homes lack air conditioning.

Temperatures are forecast to rise 20 to 30 degrees above average across Washington and Oregon states.

State, tribal and federal officials earlier this week launched a process of draining water from Dworshak Dams in Idaho into the bottom of the Snake River in order to lower the water temperature.

Oregon health officials removed Covid capacity limits at large venues fitted with air conditioners like movie theaters and malls, so people can go in and shelter from the heat.

NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio is an automated 24-hour network of VHF FM weather radio stations in the United States that broadcast weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service office. (wikipedia)

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, (wikipedia)

Inland Northwest

The Inland Northwest, historically and alternatively known as the Inland Empire, is a region of the American Northwest centered on the Greater Spokane, Washington Area, (wikipedia)

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Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest , sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and, loosely, by the Rocky Mountains to the east. (wikipedia)