Mercury is expected to reach about 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Seattle on Tuesday — and that’s a bit of a relief.
Pacific Northwest is moving from an extraordinary heat dome, reaching a record 108 degrees Fahrenheit in Washington’s largest city on Monday.
The area was so bad that the roads were bent and cracked. Temperatures in the region usually rise in late June in the mid-1970s.
According to the Seattle Times, dozens of people have gone to Seattle’s emergency room and the area is ready for a wildfire, but the lasting impact on salmon in the northwest has been unknown for weeks. Hmm.
Sea air produced violent nighttime tremors until the 1960s, and while still warm for the region, temperatures are expected to subside until the 1980s by the second half of the week.
The high temperatures are due to the high pressure “heat dome” that traps the warm weather. Heat waves also raise questions about the changing climate and what it will bring to the future.
Things weren’t any better north of the border. Canada recorded a record high of 116 degrees Celsius in Litton, British Columbia on Monday.
According to media reports, sales of air conditioners (equipment that was once ridiculed in the area) surged.
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