Roseburg hits 104 as state sizzles
After the rolling blackouts in California and shortages in the Northwest, utilities and other power producers brought 3,000 megawatts of new generating capacity on line. That was mostly from natural gas-fired plants, said Terry Morlan, director of power planning at the Northwest Power Planning and Conservation Council.
July 25, 2006
Hot enough for you? Some like it hot, some don't. Get ready for more.
Roseburg was one of the state's hot spots Saturday, unofficially matching an all-time record for the date at 104 degrees, first set in 1978.
Today's forecast for Roseburg and Douglas County calls for more hot temperatures near 100 degrees.
Medford, Pendleton, Ontario and The Dalles all hit 106 degrees Saturday to lead the state's hotspots. Eugene hit a high of 98 and Portland 96. Redding, Calif., was a sizzling 112 degrees.
Despite surging weekend temperatures, utility officials said they are confident there is enough power to... [continue via Web link]