To say it’s hot in the Northwest is an understatement. Temperatures have already soared to levels never been experienced in recorded history in this part of the United States — and AccuWeather meteorologists say the summer sizzle hasn’t even reached its peak.
AccuWeather’s team of expert forecasters were describing the then upcoming heat wave as “unprecedented”, “life-threatening” and “historic” as early as the middle of last week, and these descriptions have been accurate in the early stages of the Northwest scorcher.
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A historic heat wave is now underway in the Northwest as a heat dome intensifies.
Some will see temperatures unlike anything they have seen in decades of history – including Seattle and Portland.
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) June 26, 2021