PDX hits 101 degrees for first time in years

July 31, 2015 was last time PDX hit 101 degrees

PDX hit 101 degrees for the first time since 2015 around 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It was a sweltering hot weekend across Oregon on Saturday, and while PDX hit 101 degrees on Sunday, temperatures along the coast dropped significantly as the day progressed.

On Saturday, Seaside hit 100 degrees and Salem reached 101. Portland’s high of 98 degrees passed the old record of 96 from 1992. Hillsboro also broke records with temperatures at 97 degrees.

By 4 p.m. Sunday, PDX hit 100 degrees for the first time in 2017. By 5 p.m., temperatures at PDX reached 101 degrees, making it the single warmest day since July 2015. It also tied an all-time heat record for the day.

Hillsboro broke another record on Sunday when temperatures reached 100 degrees, beating the old record for the day of 98 degrees that was set in 2006. Vancouver also broke their daily record from 1925 when it reached 101 degrees on Sunday.

At the same time, the Oregon coast experienced temperatures 30-40 degrees cooler than they were on Saturday. Cannon Beach was at 57 degrees by Sunday afternoon, compared to 97 degrees just 24 hours earlier.

Where to find cooling centers
Where to go to cool off
Tips to stay safe

A Heat Advisory continues in the Portland metro Sunday evening, while an Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for the west end of the Columbia River Gorge. Both advisories last through 9 p.m. Sunday.

The all-time record high at PDX in June was 102 degrees, set 11 years ago.

Temperatures at or above 100 degrees in June are very rare for Portland. It’s not likely we’ll hit the all-time hot temp for Portland — 107 set in August 1981.

Many people headed out to lakes and rivers to take a dip and cool off. But remember — the water is still cold and the currents are swift. Be safe and wear a life jacket.

TriMet riders should be prepared for possible delays during the extreme heat as the trains tend to run slower. Check TriMet for schedule updates.

Weather at your fingertips: PDX Weather App

Sunday’s scorching temperatures on Sunday pushed back the Portland Timbers’ 12:30 p.m. game to 7:30 p.m. since the direct sun will impact both the turf and players. A packed house at Providence Park is expected for the rivalry game against the Sounders.

It’s also the time of year when people buy and shoot off fireworks. Pay attention to what you’re doing and know the laws. Fireworks are illegal in all national forest and most public lands due to the potential threat of fires.

Be safe, be aware of your surroundings and keep cool.

Kids cool off at splash pads downtown on a hot day in Portland. (KOIN)
Kids cool off at splash pads downtown on a hot day in Portland. (KOIN)