By Josie Fischels
June 29, 2021
Record-breaking temperatures have soared well past 100 degrees across the Pacific Northwest, where the area is trapped beneath a blistering “heat dome.”
In a region where average temperatures are closer to the 70s this time of year, houses can be seen with blacked-out windows covered with blankets to help with the heat. The area’s normally mild summers mean many households don’t have air conditioning.
The historic heatwave is bringing with it fears about what could follow over the rest of this summer.