PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Portland continues to break its all-time temperature record as the heat keeps building through the weekend. A new all-time record was set at 112 degrees on Sunday.
112 in Portland today; new all-time high temperature record. You just made it through the hottest day in history here. Numerous other records set...I'll have a full blog post late, but a quick update here: https://t.co/gAFftJ2Vft pic.twitter.com/KX2bfI3LyK— Mark Nelsen (@MarkNelsenKPTV) June 28, 2021
Portland first broke its record for hottest day ever on Saturday. At 6 p.m., the official reading at Portland International Airport was 108 degrees. That broke a record of 107, that was hit four different times before. That was in 1965, 1981 and previously on Saturday.
Cooling centers are open around the metro area, but some reported Sunday they are adding extra capacity due to demand.
Lots of people seeking refuge from the heat at the @oregoncc cooling center right now run by @multco. Capacity for 300 and they’re currently setting up another exhibit hall to have room for 150 more tonight. Resources: https://t.co/kzRNNidY5z pic.twitter.com/coR4IoifuM— Audrey Weil (@audreytweil) June 27, 2021
TriMet announced Sunday afternoon that all MAX light rail service and Portland Streetcar service has been suspended until Tuesday morning due to the heat. Bus service is still operational. It said it will not turn people away who cannot pay for a fare.
⚠️ All MAX Light Rail and Portland Streetcar service is suspended until Tuesday morning due to the extreme heat. Bus service is still operational. If you have to travel right now, check https://t.co/ai0Fty2DDd.— TriMet (@trimet) June 28, 2021
We are not turning away anyone who is unable to pay fare during this extreme weather. However, there are delays on our system due to the high temperatures — if you have to travel right now, check https://t.co/ai0Fty2DDd.— TriMet (@trimet) June 27, 2021
Portland also broke the temperature record for June 26 when it hit 103 at PDX just before 4 p.m. That broke the old record of 102 for this date set in 2006.
It happened! We have tied (and may exceed) all-time hottest day in Portland history. 107 degrees at 5pm is the 4TH TIME we've hit 107 (1981 & 1965). Hottest temperature in 40 years. Kelso number is incorrect, stopped reporting around noon. Waiting to see more numbers update pic.twitter.com/OTM0rzKgd2— Mark Nelsen (@MarkNelsenKPTV) June 27, 2021
The FOX 12 weather team is forecasting more record-breaking heat on Monday.
For continuing coverage of this weekend’s record heat wave, click here.
There are also a number of cooling centers open to stay safe during the heat.