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'It's unbearable': U.S. Pacific Northwest swelters in heat wave

CommoditiesJun 26, 2021 09:01PM ET
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2/2 © Reuters. Bill Forte from North Sky Communications works on a fiber optic line during a heat wave gripping the Pacific Northwest in Lake Forest Park, Washington, U.S., June 26, 2021. REUTERS/Karen Ducey 2/2

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By Brendan O'Brien

(Reuters) -A historic heat wave baked the U.S. Pacific Northwest where temperatures pushed into the triple digits on Saturday as local officials warned residents to take precautions while power companies asked users to conserve energy.

All of Washington and Oregon and parts of Idaho, Wyoming and California were under an excessive heat warning as temperatures were to soar 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit above average throughout the region during the weekend and through next week, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

"This event will likely be one of the most extreme and prolonged heat waves in the recorded history of the Inland Northwest," the NWS said.

Across the region, dozens of daily record high temperatures are expected to be set, with monthly and even all-time records in jeopardy of falling, the service said.

In Seattle, temperatures were to reach 98 Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) on Saturday and an all-time, record-breaking 106 degrees on Monday. Officials there told the city's 725,000 residents to hydrate, keep blinds closed, use fans and to go to a city cooling centers if needed.

"It's unbearable out there. I set out to run an errand to the post office and ended up taking a Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT) home. Even with sunscreen, shade breaks, and hydrating, I almost passed out," a Twitter user who goes by the name "Anne the Noble Land Waffle" said on the social media platform.

Officials in Multnomah County, Oregon, which encompasses the state's largest city of Portland, warned that highs well above 100 degrees could cause public transportation delays, strain emergency medical services and cause power outages.

On a short video posted online, the county's health officer Dr. Jennifer Vines urged residents to go to a cooling center if they do not have air conditioning, warning that the area is in for "life-threatening" heat.

Pacific Power, which serves 10 states, said in a statement that it did not anticipate heat-related service interruptions but asked customers to use less energy during the heat wave.

Portland General Electric (NYSE:GE) told the Oregonian that it will have about 120 crews working Saturday and Sunday to respond to any outages.

"In past weather comparable to what we’re expecting to see, our system performed as designed," PGE spokesperson John Farmer told the newspaper.

The NWS also warned of that the dry and breezy conditions could also lead to elevated fire weather concerns through early next week.

The weather service was also expected to issue new red flag warnings in California and elsewhere to advise that the brutal conditions raise the risk of wildfires.

Wildfires scorched more than 6,500 square miles (17,000 square km) of land in 2020, destroying hundreds of Californian homes during a particularly fierce fire season.

 

'It's unbearable': U.S. Pacific Northwest swelters in heat wave
 

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Peter BullMarket
Peter BullMarket Jun 27, 2021 12:31AM ET
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The temperature on Earth changes after secular times. There was a tropical forest where today is Antarctica, then there was the ice age and in thousand of years the whole world might become a desert.... Climate is changing again and the impact of humans on it is minimal. Also there is nothing that we can do to stop this transformation
Vlad Lozovskiy
Vlad Lozovskiy Jun 26, 2021 11:29PM ET
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It is much colder in my area.  What would you say snowflakes about that?
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Ad Cline Jun 26, 2021 10:44PM ET
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toad Gray... you really should get an education in planetary sciences before you attempt to explain global warming. the gobby gok you posted does not explain why a process that takes centuries sometimes millennia, is happening in decades and is accelerating. reminds "me if of the saying, "whistling past the graveyard". so go ahead spout your opinions based ignorance. The graveyards will soon be filled with people that continually believe the lies and misinformation of the right and their corrupt corporate sponsors.
Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood Jun 26, 2021 10:44PM ET
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Ooooh, and we should believe Miss Cline because she’s super smart about this and is probably always right... okay.. got it.
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Ad Cline Jun 26, 2021 10:44PM ET
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dogwood.. how sexist of you... you're constantly showing everyone just how ignorant you really are.
Ethan Strong
Ethan Strong Jun 26, 2021 9:04PM ET
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This past week the TAN etf stocks have been catching a bid. Might be a good quarterly swing trade from the summer weather news reports.
Michael Chen
Michael Chen Jun 26, 2021 8:52PM ET
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Global warming strikes US?
Chatt career
Chatt career Jun 26, 2021 8:49PM ET
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I wouldn't have believed it if not for : Anne The Nobel Land Waffle . Thanks for the A.T.N.L.W .heat survival skills .Take good care every one and chill I'm just kidding 👍.
Chatt career
Chatt career Jun 26, 2021 8:49PM ET
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Some fruits require more water to grow then others, that fact is being looked at , one small solution to redistribute and prioritize water distribution in my opinion .
Benjamin McIntire
Benjamin McIntire Jun 26, 2021 8:27PM ET
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So many triggered snowflakes when they hear actual science that contradicts their training from Fox News or whatever.
John Plesa
John Plesa Jun 26, 2021 8:27PM ET
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o. K. Comrade.
Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood Jun 26, 2021 8:27PM ET
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Snowflakes don’t watch Fox.. they watch cnn and msnbc.. fyi
Greg Hamilton
OptionsTrader Jun 26, 2021 7:48PM ET
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It's called Summer
Benjamin McIntire
Benjamin McIntire Jun 26, 2021 7:48PM ET
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Oh wow huge alpha brain on this guy its called summer way to own the libs
Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood Jun 26, 2021 7:48PM ET
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Benjamin McIntire  it’s effortless..
CHADWICK RICHINGTON
CHADWICK RICHINGTON Jun 26, 2021 7:38PM ET
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That area of the USA deserves it
Adam Klein
Adam Klein Jun 26, 2021 7:38PM ET
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what a loser
Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood Jun 26, 2021 7:38PM ET
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That’s right, it’s God’s way of punishing the fascists.. lol
Todd Gray
Todd Gray Jun 26, 2021 7:23PM ET
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Liberals! Every little thing that happens is magnified by an order or two of magnitude, when it's really just everyday, ordinary life. The memes who reproduce their own kind; baby memes.
Benjamin McIntire
Benjamin McIntire Jun 26, 2021 7:23PM ET
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Baby need his bottle? Sounds like someone is having a little tantrum
Rod Quasney
Rod Quasney Jun 26, 2021 7:18PM ET
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Y'all do realize that many work outdoors in States Like Florida year round with apparatuses with names like shovels, picks, jackhammer, ect... for 8 to 10 hours days in 90 degree plus heat and 90% plus humidity. Can't walk to the Post Office? I sure hope our forefathers can't see this or anyone of those who gave their lives to defend this country! WOW, just wow....
Samantha Sa
Samantha Sa Jun 26, 2021 7:18PM ET
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Florida is tropical. The difference is in low humidity in the Northwest.
Rod Quasney
Rod Quasney Jun 26, 2021 7:18PM ET
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Actually the only part of Florida that's considered tropical is S. FL. while the Central and Northern parts are considered Sub tropical. In regards to the humidity, I believe I covered that in my post.
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Ad Cline Jun 26, 2021 7:18PM ET
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Rod ..it won't be long before most of southern Florida will be under water. enjoy
Samantha Sa
Samantha Sa Jun 26, 2021 7:18PM ET
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Rod Quasney  90s without humidity is tolerable if you're used it. I am but without humidity, upper 90s and above feels like a hot oven.
Patrick Philippe
PaTT_Philippe Jun 26, 2021 5:57PM ET
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"But... climate change isn't real." Some people need to feel it to believe it. Sorry but not sorry.
Patrick Philippe
PaTT_Philippe Jun 26, 2021 5:57PM ET
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martin edwards   Enjoy the heat. I'm long everything climate change.  Standing against science is not a smart move - can't change the world but I can profit from idiocy.
Todd Gray
Todd Gray Jun 26, 2021 5:43PM ET
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You can't stop the cyclical nature of global warming. Right now, the north pole is tilted 7 degrees more towards the sun then is was thousands of years ago. Over thousands of years it will wobble back, and the whole Northern ice cap will once again become vast, as it has for eons. Read up on the Milankovitch Cycles. He discovered them in the 1920's.
Casrow OW
Casrow OW Jun 26, 2021 5:43PM ET
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think ill go with nasa on this one and not some rando on the internet. https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2949/why-milankovitch-orbital-cycles-cant-explain-earths-current-warming/
demis ili
demis ili Jun 26, 2021 5:43PM ET
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Casrow OW  no mercy to the less educated! thank you!
 
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