HISTORIC HEATWAVE: The Mojave Has Come To The Coastal Pacific Northwest As Seattle, Portland Eye 110s!

Written by on June 27, 2021 in United States of America with 0 Comments

Last week it was the Southwest, this week the Northwest! A ‘super ridge’ centred over southern British Columbia has commenced a spell of ‘hottest weather in living memory’ for the Pacific Northwest and southern British Columbia.

While strength is one thing, it’s the position of the high combined with severe drought that is allowing temperatures to stretch natural atmospheric capability and law of physics within this typically ‘less hot’ region.

With this heat event, it’s like, the Mojave Desert has positioned itself over the coastal Pacific Northwest. Lack of soil moisture to add water into the air and decrease solar heating from ground-up and strong winds blowing from land towards ocean means an unprecedented scenario of 110s into the Seattle to Portland corridor.

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There’s a huge area under an excessive heat warning, meaning there’s a danger to life from this heat.

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Due to the strong amplification initiated by the hot dome, while the Northwest boils, it’s actually very cool from Rockies to Ohio River Valley.

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However, the heat in the NW is something no-one within this region will have seen before.

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The city of Port Angeles, WA on the Puget Sound was first to set a new all-time record back on Friday when they hit a high of 95 degrees.

The biggest story so far is that Portland, OR has now surpassed it’s all-time record by reaching 108 degrees Saturday. This new all-time record will fall today and tomorrow when we’re likely to see the city surpass 110!

Seattle, WA set a new all-time June record Saturday and 2nd hottest day on record with a high of 102-degrees. Remarkably we may add another 8 degrees onto that figure tomorrow.

The forecast numbers computer models have been printing out from Seattle to Portland is simply astonishing.

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Thousands in Seattle are making an attempt at getting into hotels where there is AC.

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