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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Heat Wave

Since 1881, when the National Weather Service began observing temperatures in Spokane, the mercury has topped 100 degrees five times in June. If the forecast holds, Spokane will double that number by Wednesday.

News >  Pacific NW

Dozens of deaths may be tied to historic Northwest heat wave

UPDATED: Wed., June 30, 2021

The grim toll of the historic heat wave that scorched the Pacific Northwest became more apparent Wednesday as authorities in Canada, Washington state and Oregon said they were investigating dozens of deaths likely caused by temperatures that soared well above 100 degrees.