Living in the western half of the PNW used to mean summer didn't really get started until July, more specifically after July 4th. June could have some nice days but you couldn't count on a dry warm day until sometime in July. That was then, things have been changing. Nothing sums up these changes quite like this forecast. This would be a shocking forecast for August, but it's happening now, in June...
I'm honestly at a loss at loss to think about this kind of heat. As the graphic says this is historic, we just don't see highs like this, not to mention lows that high. For goodness sakes our all time ALL TIME high—EVER—is 107. I mean really 77 should be a high for June, not a low. Thanks to my knee scooter (not typically an off-road vehicle, but where there is a will) enabling me to get out and water things, my husband who has learned to set the sprinkler, and our hired garden help Tiffany, I think the garden is pretty well watered and ready for what's coming. Then again I can think the plants are ready, we'll see what they do when those extreme temperatures hit. My plants and I (and all of Portland) have never seen anything like this. Wish us luck!
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