Oregon may not get respite from blazing heat until the beginning of next week. According to “The Oregonian,” on June 4, 2016, The National Weather Service, announced an excessive heat warning alert with triple-digit-temperatures for the state of Oregon, especially, the Northwest region. The forecast is for temperatures reaching and even crossing the 100-degree mark over the weekend.
The weather is expected to experience more average temperatures, but not before Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, when it is expected plummet to 80 and 70 degrees, respectively.
The current temperature trends, according to the available data, are all geared up to break records set in 2003 in Portland, which indicates that the highest-recorded temperature on June 4 and June 5 was 91 and 96 degrees, respectively.
To brace itself for the scorching times ahead, which are expected to last from 10 a.m. PDT on Saturday through 10 p.m. Sunday, the officials of Multnomah County have planned to open two cooling centers operational between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on both the days. The cooling centers will be located in two county buildings, one in Portland, at 5325 N.E. Martin Luther King Boulevard and the second in Gresham, at 600 N.E. Eighth Street.
Transportation can be arranged by calling Ride Connection at 503-226-0700.
Written by Bashar Saajid
Edited by Cathy Milne
The Oregonian: Heat Warning Issued: 100-degree weekend on tap in Portland
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