At least seven people in the Pacific Northwest have died in recent days from hypothermia caused by a heatwave.
The heat wave primarily affected Oregon and Washington, as well as parts of northern California, northern Nevada, Idaho, and Montana. Temperatures in the region reached triple digits.
Officials said an elderly man died after his air conditioner stopped working in Clackamos County, Oregon. The six other deaths occurred in Multnomah, Umatilla and Marion counties in Oregon.
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the Portland and Seattle regions through Sunday.
“Excessive and record-breaking heat for the Pacific Northwest is expected to continue to this day, with daily highs reaching well over 100 degrees and overnight lows falling only in the upper 60s to low 70s,” the NWS said.
Extreme heat hit many parts of the US, but the Pacific Northwest was among the deadlier areas.
“Several record high temperatures are likely to be set and there are excessive heat warnings and heat advisories for a large area of the Pacific Northwest extending east into the northern Great Basin,” the NWS said.
Here’s a look at the predicted high #temperatures to the #Sunday and there departure from climatology.
– Dangerous heat and above-average elevations persist in the Northwest and begin to increase in the upper Midwest.
– Typical summer heat is also expected in the southern US and the Northeast. pic.twitter.com/C6lUFNmxuc
— National Weather Service (@NWS) July 30, 2022
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