More record heat in the Northwest

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    Temperatures climbed into triple-digit record territory Wednesday in Oregon, including a broiling 106 at The Dalles.

    National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Tolleson says The Dalles' previous record for Aug. 19 was 103, set in 1967. Those records have been kept since 1948.

    Medford also hit 106 but missed a record by one degree.

    Eugene's high of 101 bested the previous record for the day of 100, set in 1939.

    Portland, at 96 degrees, and Salem, at 99, also set records for the day.

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    Wow ... you are an idiot ...

    We finally started having a summer here ... in Seattle ... it's actually been below normal most of the year here. So ... taking in the whole "global" concept, it balances out with Portland.
     
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    more record stupid in virginia beach

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    go, kirky
     
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    really?

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    Sorry, I live here and have lived here most of my life (left for a decade then came back) ... a few years is not a trend ... try 30 years. Us natives know the difference. Last three years we had a heat streak ... this year we've had more rain ... just because some weather station with an ulterior motive says otherwise, does not make it true. Too bad I can't give you links to real life ... but them's the breaks.
     
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    Still waiting for summer in the Great Lakes and intermountain west.
     
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    Heh, summer's not been so great here, August has pretty much been the only "summery" month over in the Region...
     
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    This is so ridiculous. On any day, somewhere, a record for heat or cold is broken. It's statistically impossible for it not to happen.

    I spend a lot of time in TD. Typically it's sweltering all summer long. This year it's been ridiculously cool, as it has here in my town, not many miles away. We finally are having some summer heat, late in the year.

    106 is nothing here. I've been out in 110 and 116. No doubt also record heat days. I've also been in cold snaps that lasted weeks, with every day a record.

    It means absofuckinglutely nothing. Except that Chris spends an inordinate time looking for places with record heat. Places that are hot in the summer always have a few record breakers...heat or cold that is unseasonal.
     
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    They are comparing it to cherry picked years ... and not even that many. Our meteorologists did that for a bit ... until I emailed them and told them to put a damned native up there because none of theirs knew a damned thing ... then they finally did some research. Now we at least don't hear the "it's record breaking temps" crap anymore.
     
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    Heh.
     

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