PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Don't tell the rest of the country, but people in the Pacific Northwest are feeling the heat.
While the South roasted under triple-digit temperatures, Portland residents sweated through their tank tops Tuesday, the city's hottest day so far this year at 99 degrees.
That may not sound like much to hot-weather warriors in Arizona, where it was a dry 108 degrees Tuesday.
But people in swimming holes on Oregon's Sandy River and on rocky beaches in Washington state had a message for their skeptical countrymen: If you turn up the heat, do we not burn?
Also, cut us a break, we don't have air conditioners.
The Pacific Northwest suffered one last weather indignity: Even meteorologists declined to classify one hot day as a heat wave.