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Record-breaking US heat wave scorches the Midwest and Northeast, bringing safety measures

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Record-breaking US heat wave scorches the Midwest and Northeast, bringing safety measures
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Record-breaking US heat wave scorches the Midwest and Northeast, bringing safety measures

2024-06-19 07:19 Last Updated At:07:21

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Stifling heat blanketed tens of millions across United States on Tuesday, forcing people and even zoo animals to find ways to cool down as summer arrives in what promises to be a sweltering week.

Extreme heat alerts stretched from Iowa to Ohio and even into the upper reaches of Michigan on Tuesday, canceling youth sports camps, nature walks and festivals across the region. The National Weather Service said the dangerous heat wave was expected to make its way across the country and into Maine until at least Friday.

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9-year-old Wyatt Flagherty cooled off as temperatures rose in Louisville, Ky., at the Iroquois Park sprayground on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (Jeff Faughender/Courier Journal/USA Today Network via AP)

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Stifling heat blanketed tens of millions across United States on Tuesday, forcing people and even zoo animals to find ways to cool down as summer arrives in what promises to be a sweltering week.

A boy plays in the chilly Atlantic Ocean, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

A boy plays in the chilly Atlantic Ocean, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Children run through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Children run through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Serena Porter, 9, stays cool as she runs through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Serena Porter, 9, stays cool as she runs through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Children run through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Children run through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Serena Porter, 9, stays cool as she runs through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Serena Porter, 9, stays cool as she runs through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

9-year-old Wyatt Flagherty cooled off as temperatures rose in Louisville, Ky., at the Iroquois Park sprayground on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (Jeff Faughender/Courier Journal/USA Today Network via AP)

9-year-old Wyatt Flagherty cooled off as temperatures rose in Louisville, Ky., at the Iroquois Park sprayground on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (Jeff Faughender/Courier Journal/USA Today Network via AP)

The cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean attract a crowd to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean attract a crowd to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Hikers look for a dune to slide down at White Sands National Park, Monday, June 10, 2024, in White Sands, N.M. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Hikers look for a dune to slide down at White Sands National Park, Monday, June 10, 2024, in White Sands, N.M. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

People sit at a light rail stop as the temperature hits 104-degrees Monday, June 17, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

People sit at a light rail stop as the temperature hits 104-degrees Monday, June 17, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Yezica Jimenez, 16, from left, Luzmaria Celis, 13, and Sandra Cortez stand under a water barrel at the splash pad inside Waterfront Park in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Louisville is expected to have sustained temperatures in the 90's all week. (Sam Upshaw Jr./Courier Journal via AP)

Yezica Jimenez, 16, from left, Luzmaria Celis, 13, and Sandra Cortez stand under a water barrel at the splash pad inside Waterfront Park in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Louisville is expected to have sustained temperatures in the 90's all week. (Sam Upshaw Jr./Courier Journal via AP)

David Walker and Lisa Lampe park their van down by the river and under 64 to remain cool in the heat, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Louisville, Ky. (Scott Utterback/Courier Journal via AP)

David Walker and Lisa Lampe park their van down by the river and under 64 to remain cool in the heat, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Louisville, Ky. (Scott Utterback/Courier Journal via AP)

Jerome Quirion of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, wades back to shore after venturing into the chilly Atlantic Ocean with his 18-month-old daughter, Amelie, while vacationing, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Jerome Quirion of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, wades back to shore after venturing into the chilly Atlantic Ocean with his 18-month-old daughter, Amelie, while vacationing, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

A boy plays in the chilly Atlantic Ocean, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

A boy plays in the chilly Atlantic Ocean, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean attract a crowd to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean attract a crowd to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Workmen with the Architect of the Capitol office, perform maintenance on the irrigation system in a park near the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Extreme heat is expected to break records for tens of millions of people in the United States this week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Workmen with the Architect of the Capitol office, perform maintenance on the irrigation system in a park near the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Extreme heat is expected to break records for tens of millions of people in the United States this week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Workers take a break during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Workers take a break during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Harrison Cartwright enjoys skatesailing during hot weather in Des Plaines, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Harrison Cartwright enjoys skatesailing during hot weather in Des Plaines, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Ethan Hickman, right, uses a towel to wipe off sweat while working with Wyatt Seymore to sort boxes of fireworks inside a stiflingly hot trailer at Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman, right, uses a towel to wipe off sweat while working with Wyatt Seymore to sort boxes of fireworks inside a stiflingly hot trailer at Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman uses a towel to wipe off sweat while sorting boxes of fireworks inside a stiflingly hot trailer at Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman uses a towel to wipe off sweat while sorting boxes of fireworks inside a stiflingly hot trailer at Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Hunter Van Dyne pauses to wipe sweat from his forehead inside a hot fireworks tent as he works to set up for the opening of Powder Monkey Fireworks, in Weldon Spring, Mo., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Hunter Van Dyne pauses to wipe sweat from his forehead inside a hot fireworks tent as he works to set up for the opening of Powder Monkey Fireworks, in Weldon Spring, Mo., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A screen displays water price information in front of a drug store during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A screen displays water price information in front of a drug store during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A woman carries wagon as she walks to Family Aquatic Center at Heritage Park during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A woman carries wagon as she walks to Family Aquatic Center at Heritage Park during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Six-year-old James Charles Liptak and his dog Rumble keeps cool from the oppressive heat with a walk in the water steps by PNC Park on the North Shore area of Pittsburgh, Monday, June 17, 2024. (Lucy Schaly/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Six-year-old James Charles Liptak and his dog Rumble keeps cool from the oppressive heat with a walk in the water steps by PNC Park on the North Shore area of Pittsburgh, Monday, June 17, 2024. (Lucy Schaly/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

A worker works on the street during hot weather in Mount Prospect, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A worker works on the street during hot weather in Mount Prospect, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Ethan Hickman wipes off sweat as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman wipes off sweat as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Wyatt Seymore pours the last drops of liquid from a water bottle into his mouth as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand, Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Wyatt Seymore pours the last drops of liquid from a water bottle into his mouth as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand, Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Harrison Cartwright enjoys skatesailing during hot weather in Des Plaines, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Harrison Cartwright enjoys skatesailing during hot weather in Des Plaines, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A man talks on the phone as he covers his head with his jacket during hot weather in Glenview, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A man talks on the phone as he covers his head with his jacket during hot weather in Glenview, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Workers in hot weather work at a Radio Frequency Environment area in Riverwoods, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Workers in hot weather work at a Radio Frequency Environment area in Riverwoods, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chris Sander pauses to cool off in front of a fan as he works to get the his Powder Monkey Fireworks stand ready for opening in Weldon Spring, Mo., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chris Sander pauses to cool off in front of a fan as he works to get the his Powder Monkey Fireworks stand ready for opening in Weldon Spring, Mo., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman uses a towel to wipe off sweat as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman uses a towel to wipe off sweat as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

An organization that provides produce to areas with limited access to fresh foods in Columbus, Ohio, prepared frozen towels for their workers in case of overheating and packed cold water to stay hydrated.

“Hydration is the key,” said Monique McCoy, market manager for the Local Matters Veggie Van.

In Toledo, Ohio, the city canceled a weekly fitness event and a neighboring suburb called off a street fair as temperatures reached the mid-90s. A food bank in upstate New York canceled deliveries for Wednesday out of concern for its staff and volunteers.

Schools in New York canceled field trips Tuesday to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, where workers turned on water misters for visitors and the animals. Elephants and other animals were getting chunks of ice in their pools, said Ted Fox, the zoo’s executive director.

“Most of the species love them,” Fox said. “Even the tigers love to lick the ice and put their heads on them when it’s this warm.”

Cities that opened cooling centers this week advised that some public libraries, senior centers and pools where residents could beat the heat will be closed Wednesday because of the Juneteenth holiday.

The blast of extreme temperatures before the official start of summer came a little too early for many.

"This is hot for just moving in to summer, so I’m hoping that we’re going to see the downward trend in the temperature here soon because this is a warm one,” said Krista Voltolini, who was selling produce at a farmer’s market in Columbus.

A recent study found that climate change is making heat waves move more slowly and affect more people for a longer time. Last year, the U.S. saw the most heat waves — abnormally hot weather lasting more than two days — since 1936.

Chicago broke a 1957 temperature record Monday with a high of 97 degrees Fahrenheit (36.1 degrees Celsius). Hot and muggy conditions will continue this week with peak heat indexes near 100 F (37.7 C) at times, the National Weather Service in Chicago said in a post on the social platform X.

Much of the Midwest and Northeast were under heat warnings or watches, with officials urging people to limit outdoor activities when possible and to check in with family members and neighbors who may be vulnerable to the heat.

In New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul activated the National Guard to assist in any heat emergencies that develop over the next several days. She also said admission and parking fees at state parks, pools and beaches would be waived on Wednesday and Thursday.

“This is a time of significant risk, and we’re doing our best to make sure that all lives are protected,” Hochul said Tuesday.

In Massachusetts, the 911 system was disrupted for nearly two hours Tuesday afternoon as the heat and humidity made it feel over 95 degrees in places. The state's Executive Office of Public Safety and Security said in a post on X that the cause of the outage is under investigation.

In California, wildfires erupted east of San Francisco in the state’s historic Gold Country region and in the mountains of northern Los Angeles County after what had been a quiet start to fire season. Wildfires in southern New Mexico damaged 500 buildings Tuesday in a mountain village of 7,000 people that had been evacuated with little time to spare.

While much of the U.S. swelters, late-season snow was forecast for the northern Rockies, with parts of Montana and north-central Idaho under a winter storm warning into Tuesday. As much as 20 inches (51 centimeters) was predicted for higher elevations around Glacier National Park.

Meanwhile, a fresh batch of tropical moisture was bringing an increasing threat of heavy rain and flash flooding to the central Gulf Coast. Hurricane season this year is forecast to be among the most active in recent memory.

Orsagos reported from Columbus. Michael Hill in Albany, New York, contributed.

Follow AP’s coverage of weather at https://apnews.com/hub/weather

9-year-old Wyatt Flagherty cooled off as temperatures rose in Louisville, Ky., at the Iroquois Park sprayground on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (Jeff Faughender/Courier Journal/USA Today Network via AP)

9-year-old Wyatt Flagherty cooled off as temperatures rose in Louisville, Ky., at the Iroquois Park sprayground on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (Jeff Faughender/Courier Journal/USA Today Network via AP)

A boy plays in the chilly Atlantic Ocean, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

A boy plays in the chilly Atlantic Ocean, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Children run through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Children run through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Serena Porter, 9, stays cool as she runs through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Serena Porter, 9, stays cool as she runs through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Children run through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Children run through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Serena Porter, 9, stays cool as she runs through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Serena Porter, 9, stays cool as she runs through water provided by the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety during Spray and Play on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

9-year-old Wyatt Flagherty cooled off as temperatures rose in Louisville, Ky., at the Iroquois Park sprayground on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (Jeff Faughender/Courier Journal/USA Today Network via AP)

9-year-old Wyatt Flagherty cooled off as temperatures rose in Louisville, Ky., at the Iroquois Park sprayground on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (Jeff Faughender/Courier Journal/USA Today Network via AP)

The cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean attract a crowd to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean attract a crowd to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Hikers look for a dune to slide down at White Sands National Park, Monday, June 10, 2024, in White Sands, N.M. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Hikers look for a dune to slide down at White Sands National Park, Monday, June 10, 2024, in White Sands, N.M. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

People sit at a light rail stop as the temperature hits 104-degrees Monday, June 17, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

People sit at a light rail stop as the temperature hits 104-degrees Monday, June 17, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Yezica Jimenez, 16, from left, Luzmaria Celis, 13, and Sandra Cortez stand under a water barrel at the splash pad inside Waterfront Park in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Louisville is expected to have sustained temperatures in the 90's all week. (Sam Upshaw Jr./Courier Journal via AP)

Yezica Jimenez, 16, from left, Luzmaria Celis, 13, and Sandra Cortez stand under a water barrel at the splash pad inside Waterfront Park in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Louisville is expected to have sustained temperatures in the 90's all week. (Sam Upshaw Jr./Courier Journal via AP)

David Walker and Lisa Lampe park their van down by the river and under 64 to remain cool in the heat, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Louisville, Ky. (Scott Utterback/Courier Journal via AP)

David Walker and Lisa Lampe park their van down by the river and under 64 to remain cool in the heat, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Louisville, Ky. (Scott Utterback/Courier Journal via AP)

Jerome Quirion of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, wades back to shore after venturing into the chilly Atlantic Ocean with his 18-month-old daughter, Amelie, while vacationing, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Jerome Quirion of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, wades back to shore after venturing into the chilly Atlantic Ocean with his 18-month-old daughter, Amelie, while vacationing, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

A boy plays in the chilly Atlantic Ocean, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

A boy plays in the chilly Atlantic Ocean, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean attract a crowd to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean attract a crowd to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The heat wave that has been hitting much of the United States is now moving into the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Workmen with the Architect of the Capitol office, perform maintenance on the irrigation system in a park near the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Extreme heat is expected to break records for tens of millions of people in the United States this week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Workmen with the Architect of the Capitol office, perform maintenance on the irrigation system in a park near the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Extreme heat is expected to break records for tens of millions of people in the United States this week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Workers take a break during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Workers take a break during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Harrison Cartwright enjoys skatesailing during hot weather in Des Plaines, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Harrison Cartwright enjoys skatesailing during hot weather in Des Plaines, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Ethan Hickman, right, uses a towel to wipe off sweat while working with Wyatt Seymore to sort boxes of fireworks inside a stiflingly hot trailer at Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman, right, uses a towel to wipe off sweat while working with Wyatt Seymore to sort boxes of fireworks inside a stiflingly hot trailer at Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman uses a towel to wipe off sweat while sorting boxes of fireworks inside a stiflingly hot trailer at Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman uses a towel to wipe off sweat while sorting boxes of fireworks inside a stiflingly hot trailer at Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Hunter Van Dyne pauses to wipe sweat from his forehead inside a hot fireworks tent as he works to set up for the opening of Powder Monkey Fireworks, in Weldon Spring, Mo., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Hunter Van Dyne pauses to wipe sweat from his forehead inside a hot fireworks tent as he works to set up for the opening of Powder Monkey Fireworks, in Weldon Spring, Mo., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A screen displays water price information in front of a drug store during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A screen displays water price information in front of a drug store during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A woman carries wagon as she walks to Family Aquatic Center at Heritage Park during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A woman carries wagon as she walks to Family Aquatic Center at Heritage Park during hot weather in Wheeling, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Six-year-old James Charles Liptak and his dog Rumble keeps cool from the oppressive heat with a walk in the water steps by PNC Park on the North Shore area of Pittsburgh, Monday, June 17, 2024. (Lucy Schaly/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Six-year-old James Charles Liptak and his dog Rumble keeps cool from the oppressive heat with a walk in the water steps by PNC Park on the North Shore area of Pittsburgh, Monday, June 17, 2024. (Lucy Schaly/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

A worker works on the street during hot weather in Mount Prospect, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A worker works on the street during hot weather in Mount Prospect, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Ethan Hickman wipes off sweat as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman wipes off sweat as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Wyatt Seymore pours the last drops of liquid from a water bottle into his mouth as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand, Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Wyatt Seymore pours the last drops of liquid from a water bottle into his mouth as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand, Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Harrison Cartwright enjoys skatesailing during hot weather in Des Plaines, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Harrison Cartwright enjoys skatesailing during hot weather in Des Plaines, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A man talks on the phone as he covers his head with his jacket during hot weather in Glenview, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

A man talks on the phone as he covers his head with his jacket during hot weather in Glenview, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Workers in hot weather work at a Radio Frequency Environment area in Riverwoods, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Workers in hot weather work at a Radio Frequency Environment area in Riverwoods, Ill., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chris Sander pauses to cool off in front of a fan as he works to get the his Powder Monkey Fireworks stand ready for opening in Weldon Spring, Mo., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chris Sander pauses to cool off in front of a fan as he works to get the his Powder Monkey Fireworks stand ready for opening in Weldon Spring, Mo., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman uses a towel to wipe off sweat as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ethan Hickman uses a towel to wipe off sweat as he takes a break from unloading a stiflingly hot trailer of fireworks outside Powder Monkey Fireworks ahead of the opening of the stand Monday, June 17, 2024, in Weldon Spring, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora scored in the 3rd minute, Santiago Moreno scored three minutes into the second half and the Portland Timbers ended Real Salt Lake's club-record 10-match unbeaten run on the road with a 3-0 victory on Saturday night.

James Pantemis finished with three saves to earn his fourth clean sheet in his 11th start of the season for the Timbers (10-8-6), who handed Real Salt Lake (12-4-7) its second loss in its last 19 matches. Real Salt Lake had not lost on the road since a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Inter Miami in the season opener.

Mora used Moreno's 10th assist of the season to score his 11th goal and give the Timbers the early lead.

Moreno took passes from Evander and Jonathan Rodríguez and scored in the 48th minute for a 2-0 lead. Evander notched his 12th assist and Rodríguez snagged his sixth on Moreno's fifth goal of the season.

Evander put the icing on the victory with his 11th goal of the season off a pass from Antony Alves Santos in the final minute of regulation. It was the fourth assist this season for Antony, who had one goal in three starts and nine appearances last season — his first in the league.

Zac MacMath stopped four shots in goal for Real Salt Lake.

Rodríguez, Mora and Evander all have 11 goals, giving the Timbers a trio of players with 10-plus goals in a single season for the first time in club history.

Pantemis held Real Salt Lake's high-scoring threesome in check. Cristian “Chicho” Arango entered play with 17 goals and 11 assists, while Andrés Gómez had 11 goals and nine assists. Diego Luna began the day with a team-high 12 assists to go along with five goals. Luna became first player in the league's 29-year existence to register multiple three-assist matches before his 23rd birthday. He needs three more goal contributions to give RSL three players with 20-plus in a single season for the first time.

Portland leads the all-time series 14-9-10.

Real Salt Lake went 4-0-6 during its unbeaten run away from home. The club has gone 11-2-6 in its last 19 matches to climb into a three-way tie for first place in the Western Conference with Los Angeles FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy. All three leaders lost on Saturday.

Real Salt Lake stays on the road to play Los Angeles FC on Wednesday. The Timbers travel to play the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday.

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Portland Timbers' Felipe Mora points toward the sky after his goal against Real Salt Lake in an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Portland Timbers' Felipe Mora points toward the sky after his goal against Real Salt Lake in an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Portland Timbers forward Jonathan Rodríguez (14) fights for possession against Real Salt Lake defender Andrew Brody (2) during an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Portland Timbers forward Jonathan Rodríguez (14) fights for possession against Real Salt Lake defender Andrew Brody (2) during an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Portland Timbers midfielder Evander (10) pushes the ball ahead while Real Salt Lake midfielder Emeka Eneli (14) gives chase during an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Portland Timbers midfielder Evander (10) pushes the ball ahead while Real Salt Lake midfielder Emeka Eneli (14) gives chase during an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Players get into a scuffle during the first half an MLS soccer match between the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake in Portland, Ore., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Players get into a scuffle during the first half an MLS soccer match between the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake in Portland, Ore., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

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