Hundreds of deaths could be linked to Northwest heat wave – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes SALEM, Ore.: The grim toll of the historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest became more apparent as authorities in Canada, Oregon and Washington state said Wednesday they were investigating hundreds of deaths likely caused by scorching temperatures that shattered all-time records in the normally temperate region. British Columbia’s chief coroner, Lisa Lapointe, said her … Read more

More deaths reported in intense US Northwest heat wave – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes WASHINGTON: About a dozen deaths in Washington and Oregon may be tied to an intense heat wave that brought scorching temperatures to the Northwest and caused one power utility to impose rolling blackouts amid heavy demand. The dangerous weather that gave Seattle and Portland consecutive days of record high temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 … Read more

Unprecedented: Northwest heat wave builds, records fall – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes PORTLAND, Ore.: Intense. Prolonged. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. Abnormal. Dangerous. That’s how the National Weather Service described the historic heat wave hitting the Pacific Northwest, pushing daytime temperatures into the triple digits, disrupting Olympic qualifying events and breaking all-time high temperature records in places unaccustomed to such extreme heat. Portland, Oregon, reached 112 degrees Fahrenheit (44.4 Celsius) … Read more