The Pacific Northwest is baking in a record-breaking heat wave, with an all-time high of 108 degrees Fahrenheit reported Saturday in Portland, Oregon. The previous record was set in 1981 (107 degrees) and 1965. Seattle hit 102 degrees on June 27 and is expected to smash the record today. Along the West Coast, more than 20 million people are under a heat warning or advisory, from the Canadian border to the Mexican border.
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