When will the heat end? Here's the bad news ...
By KVAL.com staff
You're not going to like this answer. On Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service extended its extreme heat warning until 10 p.m. Thursday. That warning had been set to expire at 10 p.m. Wednesday.
"Today and Wednesday high temperatures inland are expected to be around 105 degrees," the Weather Service reported. "Temperatures will be a little cooler Thursday; however, maximum temperatures will still be near 100 degrees."
Don't expect relief from the dark of night.
"In addition to the hot afternoons," the Weather Service reports, "little relief from the heat is expected overnight. With little to no cooling influence from the ocean and a somewhat humid air mass in place, nights will remain quite uncomfortable away from the coast. This will especially be the case in urban areas such as Portland and Vancouver.
"Portland tied the all-time record high minimum temperature of 74 degrees monday night," the Weather Service reports. "Overnight low temperatures tonight and Wednesday night will be similarly warm. This lack of overnight relief may make this heatwave particularly dangerous in the cities, especially for those without access to air conditioning."
Summertime and the living is ...
From the top parking lot up on the summit of Mary's peak overlooking the Willamette valley
This looks like a funnel cloud or tornado but it's called a SCUD CLOUD. There's no rotation and the there's no real vertical height to the cloud above it.