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Heat wave fells records in several Oregon cities

August 28, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several Oregon cities broke records for high temperatures as the state endures a late-summer heat wave, including one record from 1894.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday that the coastal city of Astoria broke a 125-year-old record Tuesday, hitting 91 degrees (32 Celsius). The previous record was 88 degrees (31 Celsius).

Portland saw a 98-degree day (36.6 Celsius), breaking its record for this date by 1 degree.

Eugene also broke a record from 1972, hitting 100 degrees (37.7 Celsius) Tuesday.

Wednesday will also be a hot day but temperatures should return to normal for late August later this week.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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