This year has been surprising everyone with some extreme weather conditions. It seems that Texas was just recently frozen into its coldest temperatures ever and residents had icicles hanging from their ceiling fans. Right now, the Pacific Northwest of the US and British Columbia, Canada are getting baked under a dome of once-in-a-millennium hot temperatures. The heat was as high as 115F in Medford and 107F in Portland, both in Oregon; meanwhile, Lytton, BC registered a high of 116F—a temperature that has not been seen in the region since the beginning of records.

Such temperatures are extremely dangerous in the parts of US and Canada where the general highs are usually not exceeding 60-70 degrees. Many people are unprepared for such a climate, as even air conditioning is not a common appliance in their homes. However scary the historic heatwave may be, people are still out there to report and share what it’s like to experience (and survive) such an extremity, and some of them are actually too funny.

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#1

My Parents Live Outside Of Seattle And Set Up A “Pool” For Their Resident Raccoon. I Think She Appreciated It

My Parents Live Outside Of Seattle And Set Up A “Pool” For Their Resident Raccoon. I Think She Appreciated It

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Susan Green
Community Member
2 months ago

I bet she did. Poor sweetie.

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#2

Dad Made Me A Pool To Beat The Heat!!!!

Dad Made Me A Pool To Beat The Heat!!!!

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

Well done, Dad!

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#3

Wife And I When We Bought Our House: “Omg The Skylights! We’ll Have So Much Natural Light!” Today: “Omg How Make Stop Heat Rays Of Death”

Wife And I When We Bought Our House: “Omg The Skylights! We’ll Have So Much Natural Light!” Today: “Omg How Make Stop Heat Rays Of Death”

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Claire Elizabeth
Community Member
2 months ago

HOW MAKE STOP HEAT RAYS OF DEATH

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#4

104 Degrees In The Shade In Our Barn . Doing Our Best

104 Degrees In The Shade In Our Barn . Doing Our Best

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Diana Strassburg
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor animals 😓 do your best guys!!!!

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#5

Looks Like My Candles Need The Blue Pill

Looks Like My Candles Need The Blue Pill

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Isabel Care
Community Member
2 months ago

Mine did this when I lived in my parents' attic. Great for drying out camping stuff.

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#6

Might Have Out-Rednecked Ourselves This Time

Might Have Out-Rednecked Ourselves This Time

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catslave6
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like fun to me. The umbrella is a great idea, too!

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#7

Here's How Hot It Is In Portland Right Now, This Is My Neighbor's House And The Vinyl Siding Is Blistering Off His House Under The Sun In The 108 Degree Heat

Here's How Hot It Is In Portland Right Now, This Is My Neighbor's House And The Vinyl Siding Is Blistering Off His House Under The Sun In The 108 Degree Heat

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ThePracticalSarcastic
Community Member
2 months ago

there's something wrong with that siding...where i live it hovers between 105 and 110 for almost 3 months a year in summer and i've never seen this

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#8

I Kept On Hearing Strange Popping Noises. Looked Outside And...

I Kept On Hearing Strange Popping Noises. Looked Outside And...

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Diana Strassburg
Community Member
2 months ago

Whaaaaat!!! I've never seen such thing before

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#9

Behold

Behold

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Hilary Mol
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah, summer heat waves - you look forward to the days when you can cook a slow breakfast on the deck. No, really. Literally on the deck.

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#10

My Ac Exploded On A Recording Breaking Heat Wave In Oregon

My Ac Exploded On A Recording Breaking Heat Wave In Oregon

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Confused koala
Community Member
2 months ago

While in Texas it normally reaches 90 a day and we have got a week of snow this year and is not reaching past 85

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#11

Got So Hot In Portland Today That Denver St Buckled

Got So Hot In Portland Today That Denver St Buckled

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Susan Green
Community Member
2 months ago

Whoa

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#12

Before And After Of My Hydrangeas In The Portland Heat Wave. Goodnight, Sweet Prince

Before And After Of My Hydrangeas In The Portland Heat Wave. Goodnight, Sweet Prince

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Hilary Mol
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh no!

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#13

Having To Use All My Fans And Constant Ice Packs Just To Keep My Fish From Cooking In The Heat Wave...

Having To Use All My Fans And Constant Ice Packs Just To Keep My Fish From Cooking In The Heat Wave...

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Inge van Echelpoel
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor fish 🥺

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#14

Its Not That Hot

Its Not That Hot

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Ray Carrillo
Community Member
2 months ago

That fits, the city of Yakima was like 109 degrees climbing to 114 degrees today. I lived there over 30 years and never saw it much above 105.

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#15

Try To Find Shady Areas Or Grass If You Need To Take Your Pets Out

Try To Find Shady Areas Or Grass If You Need To Take Your Pets Out

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JennyLaRue
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't take your dog out in that heat!

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#16

State Route 544 Milepost 7 Near Everson, Wa Is Currently Closed. The Asphalt Roadway Is Buckling And Unsafe For Travel

State Route 544 Milepost 7 Near Everson, Wa Is Currently Closed. The Asphalt Roadway Is Buckling And Unsafe For Travel

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Robert T
Community Member
2 months ago

But stage 1 one was clearly to paint triangles on it and the word "SLOW". LOL.

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#17

In Case You're Wondering Why We're Canceling Service For The Day, Here's What The Heat Is Doing To Our Power Cables

In Case You're Wondering Why We're Canceling Service For The Day, Here's What The Heat Is Doing To Our Power Cables

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M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

That cable was clearly chafing against the threaded rod, that's the fault of the installer more than the heat.

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#18

It’s So Hot In Portland My Uncle And I Filled His Skateboarding Bowl With Hose Water

It’s So Hot In Portland My Uncle And I Filled His Skateboarding Bowl With Hose Water

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Getthepopcornout
Community Member
2 months ago

In the UK if it gets this hot (never gets this hot but 30 °C plus) we tend to have hosepipe bans, does this not happen in America?

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#19

Snow Melt From Excessive Heat In Bc

Snow Melt From Excessive Heat In Bc

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Ueda
Community Member
2 months ago

That's not good...

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#20

Multitasking At The IKEA Lot

Multitasking At The IKEA Lot

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JustAPanda
Community Member
2 months ago

The seats are BLACK

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#21

We’re At Kate’s Ice Cream In Ne Portland. This Walk-In Freezer Is Supposed To Sit At Temperatures Around -10

We’re At Kate’s Ice Cream In Ne Portland. This Walk-In Freezer Is Supposed To Sit At Temperatures Around -10

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M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

It's probably cycling off via the high pressure control. For the sake of your product, you can put a water mist on the condenser to bring the pressure down.

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#22

Psa. If You Park Under Or Will Be Parking Under Train Tracks, Tar Is Melting Off Of Them And It’s Not Fun To Clean Off

Psa. If You Park Under Or Will Be Parking Under Train Tracks, Tar Is Melting Off Of Them And It’s Not Fun To Clean Off

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Emma Perkins
Community Member
2 months ago

Wipe it off while it's still hot, else you just have to accept your new spotty paint job

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#23

The Heat Cooked My Roses!

The Heat Cooked My Roses!

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Muji
Community Member
2 months ago

Your rose is roasted

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#24

Two Windows In The Master. Two Ac Units. Goodnight Cruel Sauna- I Mean, Seattle

Two Windows In The Master. Two Ac Units. Goodnight Cruel Sauna- I Mean, Seattle

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M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

The portable AC units are your problem. They are the least efficient means of air conditioning, to the point where you would be better off without. They draw conditioned air from the room to cool the condenser coil and then blow it outside, pulling warm air in from elsewhere!

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#25

The Heat Wave Hitting Bc Is Reeking Havoc On My Toy Room. Things Are Warping/Bending And Figure Joints Seem To Be Getting Loose And Making Stuff Fall Over

The Heat Wave Hitting Bc Is Reeking Havoc On My Toy Room. Things Are Warping/Bending And Figure Joints Seem To Be Getting Loose And Making Stuff Fall Over

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iblowsheep
Community Member
2 months ago

it's a boomerang saber.

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#26

Fans Are Bit The Only Thing Seattle Stores Have Sold Out Of During The Heat Wave. Good Luck Trying To Get Ice Cream

Fans Are Bit The Only Thing Seattle Stores Have Sold Out Of During The Heat Wave. Good Luck Trying To Get Ice Cream

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iblowsheep
Community Member
2 months ago

"what would you doooo for a Klondike bar?" Apparently wait until all other options are exhausted.

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#27

Target In Hollywood District Can’t Keep Up With The Heat. Don’t Expect To Get Anything Cold Here

Target In Hollywood District Can’t Keep Up With The Heat. Don’t Expect To Get Anything Cold Here

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Lauren Moore
Community Member
2 months ago

So, I'm in central Texas. Triple digits are the norm in summer. I understand that people up here aren't used to the heat, just like when we get a hard freeze in Texas and all the schools close. But do large supermarkets like this not have Air Conditioning??

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#28

Seattle Grocery Stores In A Heat Wave Just As Bad As Before A Snow Storm!

Seattle Grocery Stores In A Heat Wave Just As Bad As Before A Snow Storm!

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GoGo LaTata
Community Member
2 months ago

The food was actually just moved because the open front coolers were not keeping the food cold.

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#29

Took Advantage Of Today's Heat To Bake Cookies In My Car

Took Advantage Of Today's Heat To Bake Cookies In My Car

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Random Person
Community Member
2 months ago

no way this worked...that pan would have to get up to at least 250º F

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#30

Just Got Back From A Couple Nights Of Camping To Try To Avoid Some Of The Heat And...i Guess We Need To Add A Mark For 40 On The Thermostat?

Just Got Back From A Couple Nights Of Camping To Try To Avoid Some Of The Heat And...i Guess We Need To Add A Mark For 40 On The Thermostat?

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Kevin Reed
Community Member
2 months ago

That's a heater

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#31

Final Results To The Egg-Speriment: 45 Minute Slow Cook.. Added The Egg To Avocado Toast. Fire Did Not End Up Eating But It Sure Looked Tasty!

Final Results To The Egg-Speriment: 45 Minute Slow Cook.. Added The Egg To Avocado Toast. Fire Did Not End Up Eating But It Sure Looked Tasty!

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ThePracticalSarcastic
Community Member
2 months ago

why would you waste food for social media?

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