The Washington Post

Heat records set in Pacific Northwest


Seattle and Portland, Ore., set records Sunday for most consecutiv­e days of high temperatur­e.

In Seattle, the temperatur­e rose to 91 by early afternoon, the record sixth straight day to exceed 90 degrees. In Portland on Sunday, temperatur­es rose above 95 for the seventh day in a row, a record for the city for consecutiv­e days above that mark.

The Oregon medical examiner’s office said Sunday that it was investigat­ing 10 deaths as possibly related to the heat. Temperatur­es have risen above 100 several times over the past week in the Portland area. Temperatur­es were expected to decline beginning Monday.

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