Banks, Environment, Weather

Heat wave shatters high temperature records

An image from the road camera at the Highways 6 and 8 junction showing 111 degrees on Monday, June 28.

Most of Oregon grappled with an intense heatwave that broke high temperature records on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before finally cooling off to the upper 90s.

In Hillsboro, the closest official recording location for the National Weather Service, the all-time high since records began in 1929 of 108 on July 21, 2006 was broken on Sunday, June 27 with a high of 109. 

It was broken again on Monday June 28, with a high of 114. In Salem, temperatures reached 117, while Portland was one degree cooler, with the mercury peaking at 116. 

And while cooler marine winds brought relief for much of the region beginning Sunday night, much of eastern and southern Oregon will . . .

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