Summer heat set new temperature record in Vancouver

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This year will go down as the hottest summer on record in Vancouver, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.

For the “meteorological summer” — the months of June, July and August — Vancouver’s average temperature was 71.1 degrees, according to the weather service. That beat the old record of 68.8 degrees, set in 2004. Weather records in Vancouver go back as far as 1891.

Vancouver wasn’t the only location in the region to set a record. In Oregon, Portland, Salem and Eugene also experienced their hottest summer on record, according to the weather service. Portland’s average temperature from June through August was 72.2 degrees. Average temperature includes both highs and lows.

September is off to a cool start, with high temperatures expected to land in the high 60s or low 70s for the next several days, according to the weather service. Fall officially begins Sept. 23.