More deaths linked to dangerous Northwest heat wave being reported

Il pericoloso tempo metereologico that gave Seattle and Portland consecutive days of record high temperatures exceeding 100 gradi Fahrenheit (37.7 gradi centigradi) eased in those cities on Tuesday. But inland Spokane, towns in eastern Oregon and cities in Idaho saw temperatures spike.

RECORD TEMPERATURES GRIPPING NORTHWEST LINKED TO AT LEAST 2 DEATHS IN WASHINGTON

The National Weather Service said the mercury reached 109 F (42.2 C) in Tuesday in Spokane — the highest temperature ever recorded there.

Di 9,300 Avista Utilities customers in Spokane lost power on Monday and the company said more planned blackouts began on Tuesday afternoon in the city of about 220,000 persone.

We try to limit outages to one hour per customer,” said Heather Rosentrater, an Avista vice president for energy delivery.

A sign in the window of the Dick's Drive-In in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is shown Monday, giugno 28, 2021, a Seattle. The walk- and drive-up restaurant, which is not air conditioned, closed early Sunday and all day Monday due to excessive heat. Seattle and other cities in the Pacific Northwest endured the hottest day of an unprecedented and dangerous heat wave on Monday, with temperatures obliterating records that had been set just the day before on Sunday. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

A sign in the window of the Dick’s Drive-In in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is shown Monday, giugno 28, 2021, a Seattle. The walk- and drive-up restaurant, which is not air conditioned, closed early Sunday and all day Monday due to excessive heat. Seattle and other cities in the Pacific Northwest endured the hottest day of an unprecedented and dangerous heat wave on Monday, with temperatures obliterating records that had been set just the day before on Sunday. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

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