Portland hits 101 Sunday, ties record

Another day of near record-breaking heat

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland hit 101 degrees late Sunday afternoon at the Portland airport, matching the record set back in 2006.

Portland tied the record a day after setting a record high of 98 on Saturday.

Temperatures at the coast cooled down Sunday thanks to some onshore flow, but inland temperatures stayed hot.

KGW Weather Forecast

Kickoff for the Portland Timbers home game against the Seattle Sounders was moved from Sunday afternoon to Sunday night due to heat concerns, but temperatures will be near 90 degrees at the 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The Hillsboro Hops also moved their Sunday game, to 6:05 p.m.

TriMet buses and MAX lines were delayed through the weekend due to the extreme heat.

All areas will cool off Monday and Tuesday.

“Hot weather fills the Gorge, and pushes all the way to the Coast Friday and Saturday, before an onshore breeze kicks in and cools off the beaches,” said KGW meteorologist Chris McGinness. “We'll have to wait until Monday for that cooler air to reach the valley.”

Portland reached a high of 98 degrees on Saturday, breaking the previous June 24 record of 96 degrees. Friday's high was 91 degrees, which at the time was the second 90-plus-degree day in Portland this year. The previous one was on May 22 when it was also 91 degrees.

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.

Tips to stay cool

Cooling centers open this weekend

Multnomah County cooling centers will open Saturday and Sunday at the following locations:

  • Multnomah County Walnut Park Building, 5325 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Multnomah County East Building, 600 NE 8th St., Gresham, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave., Portland, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Transportation to cooling centers can be arranged by calling Ride Connection at 503-226-0700.

Washington County has more than a dozen locations where people can stay cool this weekend. View the list here

Clackamas County also has more than a dozen cooling centers open. Click here to view the full list

Salem announced the following cooling center locations:

  • Main Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.
  • West Salem Library, 395 Glen Creek Road NW, Friday and Saturday Noon - 6 p.m., closed Sunday
  • Center 50+, 2615 Portland Road NE, Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., closed Sunday

Keeping pets cool

The Oregon Humane society is warning pet owners about the dangerous heat this weekend. Here are some tips to keep your animals safe:

  • Keep your pets inside with plenty of water. Give outside pets lots of shade and plenty of water to drink if it is not possible to bring them indoors.
  • Don’t leave your pet alone in the car. The inside of a car heats up to dangerous temperatures in minutes.  On an 85-degree day, a car’s interior temperature can climb to 120 degrees in 20 minutes, even with the windows slightly open.
  • Don’t walk, jog or play fetch with your dog during the heat of the day. Instead, walk and play with your pets in the cool of the evening or in the morning.
  • Don’t let your dog ride in an uncovered pickup bed during the heat of the day. The sun heats up the metal truck bed and can burn a pet’s paw pads.

Symptoms of heatstroke could include restlessness, excessive thirst, heavy panting, lethargy, lack of appetite, dark red tongue or gums, vomiting and lack of coordination. Contact your veterinarian if your pet exhibits these symptoms.

If your pet is overcome by heat exhaustion, immediately immerse or spray the animal with cool running water (avoid cold water as that could cause shock) and continue until the body temperature lowers.

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