People in the Pacific Northwest were enduring another scorching day Thursday as temperatures hit triple digits in Portland and other cities. The heat affected everything from transit to sporting events.
Temperatures once again flirted with records as residents of the region endure one of its most prolonged heatwaves in years.
The expected high Thursday of 106 degrees (41.1 Celsius) in Portland, Oregon, would be a degree short of the city's record — last matched on Aug. 10, 1981. The National Weather Service in Portland said Thursday evening the temperature had reached 105 degrees (40.6 Celsius), making it one of the city's top 10 hottest days on record.