"Unusually Early Heat Wave In Pacific Northwest Tests Records"

"PORTLAND, Ore. — An early heat wave took hold Saturday in parts of the Pacific Northwest, with temperatures nearing or breaking records in some areas and heat advisories in place through Monday.

The historically temperate region has grappled with scorching summer temperatures and unprecedented wildfires fueled by climate change in recent years.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory extending from Saturday through Monday for much of the western parts of both Oregon and Washington state. It said the temperatures could raise the risk of heat-related illness, particularly for those who are dehydrated or don’t have effective cooling."

Claire Rush reports for the Associated Press May 13, 2023.


"The Early Heat Wave Gripping The Northwest Is Rare — And Worrying" (Washington Post)

"12 Million People Are Under a Heat Advisory in the Pacific Northwest" (New York Times)

Source: AP, 05/15/2023