Labor Day weekend: Flirting with heat records

We've had about 6 more 90 degree days than average already

Sunglasses at Portland Fashion on the Square, Sept. 5, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Sunglasses at Portland Fashion on the Square, Sept. 5, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Fall is fast approaching, but it sure won’t feel like it as we begin September this Labor Day weekend.

Cooling center information at the bottom of this story

The upcoming heat may be the longest stretch of 90 degree temperatures that we have seen so far this summer. The Labor Day weekend and extended forecast is looking dangerously hot.

The National Weather Service said “no Labor Day Weekend on record has had all three days with temperatures at least 90 degrees.”

A building high pressure will park over the Pacific Northwest, allowing for hot and dry air to take over. Temperatures are looking to reach at least 90 degrees until Thursday of next week.

 

Temperatures are going to be flirting with record breaking highs the next 6 days or so.

The first day of Meteorological Fall is September 1st, while our astronomical Autumnal Equinox begins Friday, September 22.

We’ve seen 18 days at 90 degrees or above at PDX, about 6 more than our average. The record is 24 90 degree days that was set back in 2009. We will be close to that after this upcoming week.

Portland Public Schools said the extreme heat could cause unsafe conditions in classrooms and they may see fit to send students home 2-hours early on Tuesday, September 5, when the foretasted temperature is 99 degrees. They will be monitoring the weather and announcing their decision on Monday.

Here are cooling centers throughout the region:
Multnomah County
Washington County
Clackamas County
Clark County

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