Heat wave intensifies across Northwestern United States, breaking records

The brutal heat wave that has already brought record temperatures to the northwestern US will rise further Monday and then suffocate the region for the rest of the week.

Parts of Seattle, which had its warmest day Sunday with a high of 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius), could hit 111 on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Portland can hit 114, beating the 112 record on Sunday.

The heat wave The prolonged period that grips the often rainy and foggy region is the latest example of scorching weather around the world in recent weeks as climate change drives temperatures to extreme levels.

Heat in the Pacific Northwest is building under a so-called heat dome. The kinks in the jet stream have immobilized the summer weather, leading to heat waves and droughts, as well as storms and floods elsewhere, underscoring the risks authorities hope to intensify during the season.

An excessive heat advisory is also in effect for Northern California, where temperatures are forecast to rise to 113 degrees. The state’s power grid operator has warned that you may need to request conservation to avoid power outages.

The weather that fry the Northwest also dumped heavy rains in the central states and will bring a heat wave to New York and the Northeast, with a series of next days rising to the 90s. New York’s Central Park should hit 92 Monday and the highs should stay above 90 through Wednesday. The heat advisories stretch from Philadelphia to Bangor, Maine, where the humidity will make temperatures feel more like 100 or more.

Flood advisories cover parts of eastern New Mexico and western Texas, as well as Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, as colder air and rain soak into those regions. Low temperatures in Oregon and Washington are actually higher in some cases than the warmest readings in the central US, according to Bob Oravec, a forecaster with the main branch of the US Weather Forecast Center. .

“What’s happening in the Northwest is anchoring what’s happening in the Midwest and southern High Plains,” Oravec said. “The whole pattern is very stagnant.”

Northwest counties have opened cooling centers to help residents beat the heat in a region with fewer air-conditioned homes compared to other parts of the country. Across the country, heat-related deaths average more than 600 per year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Excessive heat advisories and advisories span seven western states from Washington to Arizona. They also cover a large part of western Canada, extending down the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories near the Arctic Circle, according to Environment Canada.

The heat in the Northwest is similar to the pattern that triggered a heat wave in California in early June, said Jeff Masters, a meteorologist at Yale Climate Connections. “The unusual rippling of the jet stream was associated with a pattern we’ve been seeing more frequently in summer, which has been linked to human-caused climate change,” Masters said.