Portland and Salem break record-high temperatures


Shortly after 2 p.m., it was 110 degrees the Portland International Airport and the temperature is still climbing

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Well, Portland has done it again. It’s broken its all-time heat record for the second day in a row. 

Salem has also had a day for the record books.

After reaching a record 108 degrees Fahrenheit Saturday, breaking Portland’s previous all-time record-high temperature of 107 degrees, the city reached 112 degrees Sunday afternoon. 

KOIN 6 Meteorologist Joseph Dames said at 1:53 p.m. Sunday, Portland’s temperature observation reached 109 degrees. 

At 2:06 p.m. The National Weather Service in Portland tweeted saying the temperature at Portland International Airport was 110 degrees. Dames said that temperature came from the temperature that was recorded at 2:03 p.m.

“This is the hottest temperature ever recorded at the airport since historical records began in 1940,” the National Weather Service said. 

Dames said Portland was still likely to climb a few more degrees over the next three hours. Eventually, it reached 112.

Salem also surpassed its previous all-time high record by five degrees. Sunday, the temperature reached 113. The previous record, 108 degrees, was set in 1981.  

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