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Emily David

Another heat wave is forecast for the region this week with temperatures expected to climb into the 100s Wednesday through Friday. Here are some places that people can go to cool off:

Joe Chung

UPDATE: Gov. Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency due to the heat wave predicted to hit much of the state this week. The governor has directed the Oregon Department of Emergency Management to coordinate with local and tribal governments to respond to the extreme temperatures, which could top 100 degrees for several days in a row.

 

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Forecasters say Oregonians should prepare for a heat wave that’s expected to peak later this week.

  

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With triple-digit highs expected across Oregon through Saturday, memories of last month’s deadly heat dome are prompting senior advocates to be vigilant.

Karen Richards

With the extreme heat forecast in our region Thursday through Saturday, counties and cities have designated areas where the public can cool off. Here is a list for our listeners. It will be updated as we get more information.

Jennifer Ford

The recent historic heatwave and expectation of further heat and smoke in a changing climate has more northwesterners installing air conditioners. 

  

  

Lane Events Center

As temperatures reached record highs over the weekend, the cooling centers at the fairgrounds in Eugene had more than 120 visitors taking respite from the heat.

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As temperatures continue to rise throughout Oregon, the governor has a request of residents: Look out for each other.

City of Corvallis

 

Note: This post will be updated as KLCC receives more information.

Rachael McDonald

Temperatures in Western Oregon are expected to reach the triple digits this weekend, and stay warm into next week, with highs in the upper 80s and 90s.

  

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The hot and dry weather this week in Oregon is raising concerns about potential wildfire starts.

It feels like we’re experiencing a mini-heat wave in parts of Oregon. On Tuesday, record highs were recorded in Portland, Astoria and Newport.

Lane County

With this week’s heat wave, health officials are warning of dangers associated with leaving a child or pet in a car.  Last year nationwide, 39 children died after being left in cars. Already this year, 29 have died.

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If July felt hot and sweaty, it was for good reason. The heat broke records in the Willamette Valley.

It was the hottest July ever in Eugene, crushing the previous record, set in 1958. Andy Bryant with the National Weather Service says the heat was well above normal:

Bryant: “So the average temperature for Eugene for the month of July was 71.5 degrees, that’s 4.7 degrees above average. The average high, if you look at all the highs during the month of July, the average was 88.2, also a few degrees above average.”

Eugene Police responded to three incidents of infants or young children left alone in vehicles Wednesday, when the high in Eugene was 100.

Joe Chung

Oregon has enjoyed cooler days over the past week, thanks to low pressure from the Gulf of Alaska. By Wednesday, extremely hot weather is expected to return.

Andy Bryant is with the National Weather Service. He says people should be prepared for above average temperatures later this week:

Bryant: “In the south Willamette Valley, we have a forecast high on Thursday of 100 for Eugene. It looks like it’s going to be hot all throughout western Oregon.”