Portland hits 100 degrees for first time this year

Temps to cool off dramatically in the next few days

Boats on the Willamette River approach the Hawthorne Bridge in downtown Portland, June 5, 2016 (KOIN)
Boats on the Willamette River approach the Hawthorne Bridge in downtown Portland, June 5, 2016 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Airport officially reached 100 degrees on Sunday, breaking the old record of 96 degrees from 2003.

Temperatures reached 100 degrees at PDX on Sunday, June 5, 2016. (KOIN)
Temperatures reached 100 degrees at PDX on Sunday, June 5, 2016. (KOIN)

Many other locations also saw record-breaking temperatures as an area of high pressure continued to influence weather across the Pacific Northwest.

It is not uncommon to reach 100 degrees in Portland in a given year, however, 100 degree high temperatures are hard to come by in the month of June.

Temperatures reached 100 degrees at PDX on Sunday, June 5, 2016. (KOIN)

A look back at the record books reveals PDX has only reached 100 degrees or higher in the month of June just 7 times since records have been kept at the airport (1940-current). The last such occurrence was in June 2008.

The strong ridge of high pressure responsible for the record-setting early season heat will slowly shift east early this week and temperatures will cool off into the 80s on Monday. By mid-week temperatures will cool even further with a chance of showers by later in the week.

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