Northwest Experiencing Record Heatwave
Now, just a few weeks later, CNN.com is reporting that the mercury is still climbing in the Pacific Northwest. Numerous towns across the state of Washington have hit record highs for this time of the year. The intense heat, plus little rain, are the type of conditions that can lead to major wildfires. The red warning flag is up for fires.
Reports are that the Pacific Northwest is experiencing an abnormal dry spell. The area is best known for its rainy days, but hasn’t seen any in a while. They are currently going through a drought, which is making weather conditions even hotter. Once the area gets some rain, it is likely that it will cool down several degrees and offer some relief.