“To put the whole thing in perspective: The all-time high of Dallas-Fort Worth is 113 °. And here in San Antonio – 111 °, ”said KENS 5 meteorologist Paul Mireles on Tuesday morning.
SAN ANTONIO – When you think of the Pacific Northwest, you probably don’t think of muggy conditions. However, this week Washington and Oregon beat us.
If you compare Portland to San Antonio – there is a difference of almost 30 degrees. The high for San Antonio today is 87 ° below average.
“To put the whole thing in perspective: The all-time high of Dallas-Fort Worth is 113 ° – and here in San Antonio – 111 ° … so just unbelievable heat,” said Mireles.
“You have probably heard of the record heat in the northwestern parts of the country,” said KENS 5 meteorologist Paul Mireles when sharing the forecast on Tuesday morning. “Unbelievable! Portland, Oregon – 116 ° !?”
Mireles pointed out that Portland wasn’t alone. Several other cities experienced the rare weather phenomenon.
“Vancouver, Washington reached 115 °. Medford, Oregon – 115 ° – which is extremely unusual for this part of the country. “
In Eugene, Oregon, the heat became so intense that the US Olympic Athletics Qualifying Tests had to be abandoned at a temperature of 108 ° C. An athlete had to be fetched from the field in a wheelchair.
It was so hot in Seattle that the sidewalk on the freeway buckled.
Forecasters think it is doubtful that the region will experience such extreme heat again this summer.
“It would be like getting a blizzard in December and then expecting it to snow all winter,” said KGW8’s chief meteorologist Matt Zaffrino. “Or, if a particular location was hit by a hurricane, that they would see hurricane after hurricane all season.”
Back in the somewhat sunny San Antonio, the high of 93 ° is expected this week. Click here for the weather forecast and weather on July 4th.