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National Weather Service issues ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ beginning Wednesday

The sun near Mountaindale on July 31, 2017. The sun is widely considered a significant contributing factor to high temperatures. Photo: Chas Hundley

The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” Sunday afternoon for much of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon beginning Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening. 

The NWS said that dangerously hot temperatures around 100 degrees could be reached, and urged residents to prepare for the temperatures. 

The area covered by the heat watch includes all of Washington County.

At the start of the last heat wave that struck the region beginning July 29, Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a state . . .

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