LONG BEACH — The temperature hit a remarkable 95.7 degrees in Long Beach on Saturday, June 24, according to 642weather.com — almost certainly a record for the date. In Naselle, amateur weather observers recorded temps of up to 104 degrees.
At the nearest official National Weather Service station, at the Astoria-Warrenton Regional Airport, the high Saturday was 93, the hottest for the date since 1925, when the high was 96. The long-term average high for the day is 65 degrees.
Saturday’s freakish heat was caused by an easterly flow of air from the interior toward the ocean, a reverse of the usual conditions that consist of ocean-cooled air being pulled eastward over the land.
The forecast for the next week is for a typical mix of early-summer sun and clouds at the beach, with temps not expected to surpass the mid-60s.