Posted by Rufus La Lone on

Monday June 28

Unimaginable.  Historic.  Generational.  Impactful.  Hard to pin down one word to describe the heat event that has literally cooked the PNW.  This 'Heat Storm' has broken all time records for the highest daytime temps ever recorded, warmest overnight lows ever recorded (for any summer month, let alone June) in many locations.  We’ll try to keep this very brief today; cool & brief.
Record heat will continue for another day or two west side, then begin to subside.  Cooler, onshore marine-influence air will pour into western inland locations starting this evening.  Winds could be surprisingly strong and present record-breaking temperature drops (yep, there goes another record).  The region will remain above normal in the temp department for several days, but at least it will cool into the upper 80s - lower 90s west side; east of the Cascades will remain hot.  
4th of July:  temps still on the warm-to-hot side.  PLEASE postpone setting off fireworks — this is simply not time to risk FIRES.  Period.  
Cooler yet by July 6, beginning over BC, WA then sweeping south into OR.  California will remain quite hot through July 11.  In the PNW, west side morning clouds along with seasonable - maybe even a bit cooler than normal - temperatures are on the charts for the weekend of July 10,11 and on into the following week.  East side temps will fall, too.  
If you would like to hear how this will impact agricultural operations, you can listen to an interview with KGMI Bellingham Morning Farm Show and myself, as we deep dive on the impacts to our industry. Listen at the link below:
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