(CNN)The Pacific Northwest is baking in a record-breaking heat wave, with an all-time high of 108 degrees Fahrenheit reported Saturday in Portland, Oregon.

Along the West Coast, more than 20 million people are under a heat warning or advisory, from the Canadian border to the Mexican border.Attendees sit inside a cooling booth at the Shasta District Fair during a heatwave in Anderson, California, on Saturday, June 26. Attendees sit inside a cooling booth at the Shasta District Fair during a heatwave in Anderson, California, on Saturday, June 26. Photos: The West's historic droughtAttendees sit inside a cooling booth at the Shasta District Fair during a heatwave in Anderson, California, on Saturday, June 26. Hide Caption 1 of 22A pedestrian carries a box fan during a heatwave in Portland, Oregon, on June 26. A pedestrian carries a box fan during a heatwave in Portland, Oregon, on June 26. Photos: The West's historic droughtA pedestrian carries a box fan during a heatwave in Portland, Oregon, on June 26. Hide Caption 2 of 22Kayakers navigate the waters of Lake Powell in Page, Arizona, on Thursday, June 24. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/weather/lake-mead-colorado-river-shortage/index.html" target="_blank">Water levels at Lake Powell and Lake Mead</a> -- the two largest reservoirs on the Colorado River -- have dropped at an alarming rate.Kayakers navigate the waters of Lake Powell in Page, Arizona, on Thursday, June 24. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/weather/lake-mead-colorado-river-shortage/index.html" target="_blank">Water levels at Lake Powell and Lake Mead</a> -- the two largest reservoirs on the Colorado River -- have dropped at an alarming rate. Photos: The West's historic droughtKayakers navigate the waters of Lake Powell in Page, Arizona, on Thursday, June 24. Water levels at Lake Powell and Lake Mead — the two largest reservoirs on the Colorado River — have dropped at an alarming rate.Hide Caption 3 of 22John Elizondo, 11, dumps a bucket of water over himself while playing in the Snake River at the edge of Asotin, Washington, on June 24.John Elizondo, 11, dumps a bucket of water over himself while playing in the Snake River at the edge of Asotin, Washington, on June 24. Photos: The West's historic droughtJohn Elizondo, 11, dumps a bucket of water over himself while playing in the Snake River at the edge of Asotin, Washington, on June 24.Hide Caption 4 of 22Park visitors in Big Water, Utah, walk on an area of Lake Powell that used to be underwater at Lone Rock Beach.Park visitors in Big Water, Utah, walk on an area of Lake Powell that used to be underwater at Lone Rock Beach. Photos: The West's historic droughtPark visitors in Big Water, Utah, walk on an area of Lake Powell that used to be underwater at Lone Rock Beach.Hide Caption 5 of 22James Oehlerking spreads ice over a tub of bottled beer at Coors Field, the home of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies, on June 17. Temperatures were in the triple digits for a third straight day in Denver.James Oehlerking spreads ice over a tub of bottled beer at Coors Field, the home of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies, on June 17. Temperatures were in the triple digits for a third straight day in Denver. Photos: The West's historic droughtJames Oehlerking spreads ice over a tub of bottled beer at Coors Field, the home of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies, on June 17. Temperatures were in the triple digits for a third straight day in Denver.Hide Caption 6 of 22A sign says "stop in and cool off" on a building at Lake Mead in Boulder City, Nevada, on June 16. The lake is at its lowest water level on record since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s.A sign says "stop in and cool off" on a building at Lake Mead in Boulder City, Nevada, on June 16. The lake is at its lowest water level on record since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s. Photos: The West's historic droughtA sign says “stop in and cool off” on a building at Lake Mead in Boulder City, Nevada, on June 16. The lake is at its lowest water level on record since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s.Hide Caption 7 of 22People swim in a pool at the Circa Resort and Casino during an excessive heat warning in Las Vegas on June 16.People swim in a pool at the Circa Resort and Casino during an excessive heat warning in Las Vegas on June 16. Photos: The West's historic droughtPeople swim in a pool at the Circa Resort and Casino during an excessive heat warning in Las Vegas on June 16.Hide Caption 8 of 22Gerry Huddleston cools off in the shallow water of the Russian River in Healdsburg, California, on June 16.Gerry Huddleston cools off in the shallow water of the Russian River in Healdsburg, California, on June 16. Photos: The West's historic droughtGerry Huddleston cools off in the shallow water of the Russian River in Healdsburg, California, on June 16.Hide Caption 9 of 22John Merizier stops at a water mister along the Las Vegas Strip during the excessive heat warning on June 16.John Merizier stops at a water mister along the Las Vegas Strip during the excessive heat warning on June 16. Photos: The West's historic droughtJohn Merizier stops at a water mister along the Las Vegas Strip during the excessive heat warning on June 16.Hide Caption 10 of 22A wildfire burns on a canyon wall south of St. Xavier, Montana, on June 15. Record-high temperatures and gusting winds stoked a rapid expansion of major fires across central and eastern Montana.A wildfire burns on a canyon wall south of St. Xavier, Montana, on June 15. Record-high temperatures and gusting winds stoked a rapid expansion of major fires across central and eastern Montana. Photos: The West's historic droughtA wildfire burns on a canyon wall south of St. Xavier, Montana, on June 15. Record-high temperatures and gusting winds stoked a rapid expansion of major fires across central and eastern Montana.Hide Caption 11 of 22Adrian Keller, left, and Tim Smith fill a cooler with water at a Salvation Army heat-relief station in Phoenix on June 15.Adrian Keller, left, and Tim Smith fill a cooler with water at a Salvation Army heat-relief station in Phoenix on June 15. Photos: The West's historic droughtAdrian Keller, left, and Tim Smith fill a cooler with water at a Salvation Army heat-relief station in Phoenix on June 15.Hide Caption 12 of 22Low water levels can be seen in the Hoover Dam reservoir of Lake Mead on June 9.Low water levels can be seen in the Hoover Dam reservoir of Lake Mead on June 9. Photos: The West's historic droughtLow water levels can be seen in the Hoover Dam reservoir of Lake Mead on June 9.Hide Caption 13 of 22Ranchers Jim Jensen, center, and Bill Jensen inspect a trench they are working on to try to get more water to their ranch in Tomales, California, on June 8. As the drought continues in California, many ranchers and farmers are beginning to see their wells and ponds dry up. They are having to make modifications to their existing water resources or have water trucked in for their livestock.Ranchers Jim Jensen, center, and Bill Jensen inspect a trench they are working on to try to get more water to their ranch in Tomales, California, on June 8. As the drought continues in California, many ranchers and farmers are beginning to see their wells and ponds dry up. They are having to make modifications to their existing water resources or have water trucked in for their livestock. Photos: The West's historic droughtRanchers Jim Jensen, center, and Bill Jensen inspect a trench they are working on to try to get more water to their ranch in Tomales, California, on June 8. As the drought continues in California, many ranchers and farmers are beginning to see their wells and ponds dry up. They are having to make modifications to their existing water resources or have water trucked in for their livestock.Hide Caption 14 of 22Cattle walk up to a water trough in Tomales, California, on June 8.Cattle walk up to a water trough in Tomales, California, on June 8. Photos: The West's historic droughtCattle walk up to a water trough in Tomales, California, on June 8.Hide Caption 15 of 22This aerial photo shows houseboats anchored at the Bidwell Canyon Marina in Oroville, California, on June 1. As water levels continued to fall at Lake Oroville, officials were flagging houseboats for removal so they could avoid being stuck or damaged.This aerial photo shows houseboats anchored at the Bidwell Canyon Marina in Oroville, California, on June 1. As water levels continued to fall at Lake Oroville, officials were flagging houseboats for removal so they could avoid being stuck or damaged. Photos: The West's historic droughtThis aerial photo shows houseboats anchored at the Bidwell Canyon Marina in Oroville, California, on June 1. As water levels continued to fall at Lake Oroville, officials were flagging houseboats for removal so they could avoid being stuck or damaged.Hide Caption 16 of 22California's Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, near the Oregon border, is seen on May 28. The area has been severely affected by drought and the lack of irrigation waters from Upper Klamath Lake, which usually feeds into the refuge.California's Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, near the Oregon border, is seen on May 28. The area has been severely affected by drought and the lack of irrigation waters from Upper Klamath Lake, which usually feeds into the refuge. Photos: The West's historic droughtCalifornia’s Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, near the Oregon border, is seen on May 28. The area has been severely affected by drought and the lack of irrigation waters from Upper Klamath Lake, which usually feeds into the refuge.Hide Caption 17 of 22This aerial photo shows rows of almond trees sitting on the ground during an orchard removal project in Snelling, California, on May 27. Because of a shortage of water in the Central Valley, some farmers are having to remove crops that require excessive watering.This aerial photo shows rows of almond trees sitting on the ground during an orchard removal project in Snelling, California, on May 27. Because of a shortage of water in the Central Valley, some farmers are having to remove crops that require excessive watering. Photos: The West's historic droughtThis aerial photo shows rows of almond trees sitting on the ground during an orchard removal project in Snelling, California, on May 27. Because of a shortage of water in the Central Valley, some farmers are having to remove crops that require excessive watering.Hide Caption 18 of 22A firefighter inspects equipment on a Type 3 engine designed for wild land firefighting at a station in Oroville, California, on May 26.A firefighter inspects equipment on a Type 3 engine designed for wild land firefighting at a station in Oroville, California, on May 26. Photos: The West's historic droughtA firefighter inspects equipment on a Type 3 engine designed for wild land firefighting at a station in Oroville, California, on May 26.Hide Caption 19 of 22A launch ramp, extended to accommodate low water levels, stretches into California's Lake Oroville on May 22. At the time of this photo, the reservoir was at 39% of capacity and 46% of its historical average.A launch ramp, extended to accommodate low water levels, stretches into California's Lake Oroville on May 22. At the time of this photo, the reservoir was at 39% of capacity and 46% of its historical average. Photos: The West's historic droughtA launch ramp, extended to accommodate low water levels, stretches into California’s Lake Oroville on May 22. At the time of this photo, the reservoir was at 39% of capacity and 46% of its historical average.Hide Caption 20 of 22Firefighters battle a brushfire in Santa Barbara, California, on May 21.Firefighters battle a brushfire in Santa Barbara, California, on May 21. Photos: The West's historic droughtFirefighters battle a brushfire in Santa Barbara, California, on May 21.Hide Caption 21 of 22Clinton Jackson prepares to fill water tanks with recycled water in Oakley, California, on May 20. The Ironhouse Sanitation District opened its residential recycled water fill station earlier than usual to make recycled water available for free to Oakley and Bethel Island residents.Clinton Jackson prepares to fill water tanks with recycled water in Oakley, California, on May 20. The Ironhouse Sanitation District opened its residential recycled water fill station earlier than usual to make recycled water available for free to Oakley and Bethel Island residents. Photos: The West's historic droughtClinton Jackson prepares to fill water tanks with recycled water in Oakley, California, on May 20. The Ironhouse Sanitation District opened its residential recycled water fill station earlier than usual to make recycled water available for free to Oakley and Bethel Island residents.Hide Caption 22 of 2221 western drought heat22 western drought heat01 Western drought heat02 Western drought heat03 Western drought heat04 Western drought heat05 Western drought heat06 Western drought heat07 Western drought heat08 Western drought heat09 Western drought heat10 Western drought heat11 Western drought heat12 Western drought heat13 Western drought heat14 Western drought heat15 Western drought heat16 Western drought heat17 Western drought heat18 Western drought heat19 Western drought heat20 Western drought heatUnprecedented and dangerous heat will continue to build across the Pacific Northwest for several days, where high temperatures will climb into the triple digits. Hundreds of daily high-temperature records are forecast to be broken Sunday through much of this weekSarah O'Sell takes her new air conditioner to her apartment in Seattle on Friday.Sarah O'Sell takes her new air conditioner to her apartment in Seattle on Friday.Sarah O’Sell takes her new air conditioner to her apartment in Seattle on Friday.Monthly June records and all-time records are also possible, especially today through Tuesday for some locations. Extreme heat over long periods will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses.Trying to cool off in OregonRead MorePortland International Airport recorded a record high of 108 degrees on Saturday, the National Weather Service said. The previous record was 107 — set on August 8 and 10, 1981, and July 30, 1965.Visitors and residents gathered along the waterfront and at the Salmon Street Springs Fountain on Saturday, CNN affiliate KATU reported.At one point a group of naked bicyclists rode through, reporter Dan McCarthy tweeted.”Only in Portland,” he wrote.”We’re serving people who are already suffering from chronic health conditions — so whatever we can do to help people stay safe when they have nowhere else to go,” Scott Kerman, executive director of the Blanchett House shelter in Portland told the station.Nonprofit groups are trying to help the homeless in Portland and other Oregon cities with cooling centers.CNN affiliate KOBI reported that the Medford Senior Center was offering food, water and cold drinks.People gather at the Sandy River Delta in Oregon to cool off Friday. People gather at the Sandy River Delta in Oregon to cool off Friday. People gather at the Sandy River Delta in Oregon to cool off Friday. Medford Senior Center volunteers said this type of shelter is vital to the community.”Awesome, it’s great. God bless them, man,” Richard William Harris, who has navigated through heat and cold off and on for about 30 years, told the station. “I’m just glad they’re here cause I sure needed it and I don’t want to die out there from heatstroke. If it wasn’t for this place, I don’t know what I would do.”The Oregon Health Authority lifted Covid-19 capacity limits at pools, movie theaters and malls to help people beat the heat.Seattle already sets a Sunday recordAt Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the thermometer hit 102 on Saturday afternoon, just behind the record 103 set on July 29, 2009, the weather service said.Cody Miller, with the Salem Fire Department, waits near a digital sign tracking the day's temperatures as parts of Oregon bake in a heat wave Saturday.Cody Miller, with the Salem Fire Department, waits near a digital sign tracking the day's temperatures as parts of Oregon bake in a heat wave Saturday.Cody Miller, with the Salem Fire Department, waits near a digital sign tracking the day’s temperatures as parts of Oregon bake in a heat wave Saturday.That record is in jeopardy both Sunday and Monday, as temperatures are expected to climb even higher.While the peak of the heat is expected Sunday through Tuesday for most locations, temperatures are expected to remain well above average through much of this week and potentially into Fourth of July weekend.Already Sunday morning, as temperatures were climbing at the Sea-Tac airport, the low of 73 degrees will break the record for maximum low temperature — which was 72 degrees on July 29, 2009, the weather service said.The average high temperature for Seattle this time of year is 73.

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