© Reuters. File photo: People sleep in a cooling shelter set up during the unprecedented heat wave in Portland, Oregon, USA on June 27, 2021. REUTERS/Maranie Staab

(Reuters)-On Friday, more than 60 million Americans in the Pacific Northwest and Southeastern United States received high temperature consultations. They faced high temperatures of more than 100 degrees and near-record high temperatures in parts of Idaho and Washington .

The US National Weather Service forecaster Bob Olavek said that the temperature in Spokane, Washington may climb to 102 degrees Fahrenheit (38.9 degrees Celsius) on Friday, a record high since 1929, while Lewiston, Idaho The temperature may be close to a record 108 degrees Fahrenheit.

The record for high temperatures in the Pacific Northwest was broken last month. A heatwave that lasted several days caused hundreds of deaths and paralyzed an area accustomed to mild summers. Many residents did not have air conditioning.

Portland and Salem in Oregon and Seattle in Washington both set new temperature records above 110 degrees Fahrenheit in late June.

A study published earlier this month https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/heat-wave-pacific-northwest-could-soon-repeat-due-climate-change-research-2021-07- 07 It was found that if there is no impact of climate change, a devastating heat wave in the region is “almost impossible”.

In another study published this month, scientists found that the frequency of this record-breaking heat wave worldwide could increase by two to seven times in the next few decades.

Although summer heat waves are more common in the southeastern United States and the Great Plains areas that experience high temperatures on Friday, the National Weather Service warns that the high temperature index-the combined effect of high temperature and humidity-can lead to dangerous conditions.

The US National Weather Service’s Mobile Office in Alabama said in a report on Friday: “Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the likelihood of heat-related diseases, especially for those who work or participate in outdoor activities. Say.”

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