Rare heat wave in northwestern U.S. kills more than ten people, power supply is also affected
China News Service, June 30. According to foreign media reports on the 30th, recently, a rare heat wave hit western Canada and the Northwestern United States, setting a high temperature record. In the states of Washington and Oregon, the high temperature has caused more than ten deaths.
p > On June 29, local time, the United States, people were playing in Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland.
It is reported that Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, experienced record high temperatures exceeding 37 degrees Celsius for several consecutive days. Portland’s temperature reached 44.5 degrees Celsius on the 27th. This is the city since 1940. The highest temperature on record.
It is reported that the high temperature has caused more than ten deaths. Several people in Washington State died after heatstroke; in Bend, Oregon, two homeless people also died in extreme heat.
In addition, affected by the high temperature weather, the demand for electricity in many places has increased greatly, making the power supply system difficult to load.
The temperature in Spokane, Washington reached 42.2 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature ever recorded. Power outages began in some areas on the 28th, affecting approximately 9,300 households. The power company expects that more users will have outages in the future.
It is reported that this extreme high temperature is caused by a “hot dome” that appears over western Canada and the northwestern United States. “Heat dome” refers to the stagnation of hot high-pressure areas in the sky, and constantly repels cold air like a pump, absorbs hot air, and makes the temperature rise higher and higher.