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