Portland Will Become a Classic Example of an Urban Heat Island

This weekend, Portland will become an island of sunshine and warmth. Instead of water, Portland will have a heat island surrounded by cooler regions.

The term “urban heat island effect” describes this phenomenon. The afternoon sun is absorbed, reflected, and emitted by cars, buildings, and pavement.

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There are often more trees and greenery in suburban areas than in urban ones. Vegetation and trees both provide more cooling shade than hard surfaces like asphalt.

This is the latest information you need to know about what’s been happening in Portland:

This weekend, the air in downtown Portland is expected to be warmer than that of the surrounding metro area. This comes as a National Weather Service Excessive Heat Watch remains in effect for all of northwest Oregon and a portion of western Washington through Monday night.

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