Crazy heat out west

2021-06-29

in Canada, Daily updates

In the Pacific northwest of the US and Canada’s western provinces and territories a severe heat wave is breaking all-time temperature records.

The region generally benefits from moderate year-round temperatures, both because the nearby and massive Pacific ocean takes in heat in the summer and releases it in the winter and because prevailing winds from the west come from the ocean rather than over land. As a result, homes, infrastructure, wardrobes, and lifestyles are not suited to extreme temperatures.

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. June 29, 2021 at 8:04 pm

All-time record triple digit heat forecast for many people that don’t have A/C
Originally Published: 24 JUN 21 05:56 ET
Updated: 24 JUN 21 19:11 ET
By Pedram Javaheri and Hannah Gard, CNN

(CNN) — An extraordinary heat wave is taking shape this weekend, potentially unlike any other the Northwest US has experienced.

As temperatures surge into the triple digits, Seattle could feel more like Las Vegas, while Portland could experience Phoenix-level warmth in an area where having air conditioning isn’t always the norm. Dozens of heat records — including some all-time records set decades ago — are forecast to fall in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, all in the first week of summer.

“Usually, the hottest time of the year [in Washington] lags a month after the solstice,” Rocco Pelatti, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Spokane, told CNN Weather. “July is usually the hottest month; sometimes, it bleeds into August. To have June start out like it has is very concerning.”

The heat will rise toward uncharted territory in Seattle and Portland. By late weekend, high temperatures could be 25 to 30 degrees above what’s normal for this time of year.

. June 30, 2021 at 5:05 pm

Vancouver heat wave meant getting an ambulance could take six hours | National Post

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/vancouver-heat-wave-meant-getting-an-ambulance-could-take-six-hours

. June 30, 2021 at 5:05 pm

Canada heat wave: More than 230 deaths reported in British Columbia amid historic heat wave – CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/americas/canada-heat-wave-deaths/index.html

. June 30, 2021 at 5:08 pm

Canada heatwave: dozens dead as searing plus-40C temperatures grip west | Extreme weather | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/30/canada-heatwave-dozens-dead-as-searing-plus-40c-temperatures-grips-vancouver

. June 30, 2021 at 5:16 pm

Canada is a warning: more and more of the world will soon be too hot for humans

Without an immediate global effort to combat the climate emergency, the Earth’s uninhabitable areas will keep growing

. July 1, 2021 at 3:52 pm

Nowhere is safe, say scientists as extreme heat causes chaos in US and Canada | Climate change | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/01/nowhere-is-safe-say-scientists-as-extreme-heat-causes-chaos-in-us-and-canada

. July 3, 2021 at 4:24 pm

B.C.’s heat wave likely contributed to 719 sudden deaths this week, coroner reports | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/heat-wave-719-deaths-1.6088793

. July 3, 2021 at 6:19 pm

Canadian inferno: northern heat exceeds worst-case climate models | Climate change | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/02/canadian-inferno-northern-heat-exceeds-worst-case-climate-models

. July 3, 2021 at 6:20 pm

Lytton, B.C., destroyed by climate change-fuelled fires as town evacuates | CBC.ca

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1917025347679

. July 3, 2021 at 6:21 pm

‘Lytton is gone’: wildfire tears through village after record-breaking heat | Canada | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/01/lytton-wildfire-heatwave-british-columbia-canada

. July 3, 2021 at 7:04 pm

Can We Survive Extreme Heat?

Humans have never lived on a planet this hot, and we’re totally unprepared for what’s to come

, July 10, 2021 at 12:27 pm

Heat wave would have been ‘virtually impossible’ without climate change, report suggests

https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/heat-wave-climate-change-1.6093730

. July 10, 2021 at 12:30 pm

More than a billion seashore animals may have cooked to death in B.C. heat wave, says UBC researcher | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/intertidal-animals-ubc-research-1.6090774

. July 10, 2021 at 12:47 pm

California faces extreme heat that may push power supply to brink

The historic heat wave in the US state – with temperatures reaching up to 44C (112F) – is also adding to the already high wildlife risk and record drought.

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