Areas east of the Cascades usually are the hottest part of the state when a hot spell arrives, but far more records fell in western Oregon on Monday - in some case, obliterating records for the date by nearly 20 degrees. ...

But Aurora, south of Portland, was the state's hot spot at a sizzling 99 degrees, and even the usually cool coast hit the record-breaking 90s, topped by Seaside's 96, before cooler marine air began moving in Monday afternoon.

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