"In this case, first place is the worst place to be," NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad said in a statement.
The woman died on the sidewalk on a day when temperatures reached 116 F in her home city of Portland.
Portland reached 103 F by late afternoon Thursday, compared with 100 F in Phoenix.
"Our crews are in the field working hard to get the power back," said public utility Consumers Energy.
"People in Arizona have air conditioning, and here in the Pacific Northwest a lot of people don't," said meteorologist Tyler Kranz.
Excessive Heat Warnings have been issued in several parts of the country, including New York City, Portland, Seattle and other major metropolitan areas.
Nearly 3 million acres have been destroyed in the first seven months of 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Monday.
More than 100 wildfires broke out across Greece in the past few days, forcing thousands of residents and tourists to evacuate their homes.
"Definitely, the Pacific Northwest is not used to those temps, and so they're more vulnerable," said a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The fire, which has grown to 397 square miles, has burned at least 254,446 acres and is just 35 percent contained.
Gavin Newsom announced the incentive as a way to free up energy supplies to meet demand amid the increasing threat of extreme heat events and wildfires.
The advent of climate change means deadly heat waves like the one that swept through the Pacific Northwest earlier this summer are likely to become more common.
"Today we learnt that vinyl doesn't like heatwaves," the man who sacrificed a Demi Lovato album jokingly concluded.
Experts said that over 1 billion aquatic animals on the Pacific Coast—including snails, mussels and clams—may have been cooked to death in the heat.
The Sacramento River winter-run chinook salmon have been listed as an endangered species since 1994.
"We have made a lot of progress in recent weeks at ERCOT, but we know there is still much work to be done. All of us at ERCOT share your desire to restore the public's trust in our organization."
Areas in southwest California are expected to experience triple-digit temperatures on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Las Vegas predicted that Death Valley has a 1 in 3 chance of reaching 130 degrees by Sunday.
Eight of those states saw their hottest June on record while another six marked their second hottest June.
The Bootleg and Lava Wildland Fires, among others, rage on in Oregon and California as the states battle intense heat waves and extreme fire conditions.
AEMET said temperatures in the Guadalquivir valley and the southwest of the southern plateau could exceed 40 degrees Celsius, or around 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
The older girl was found lying on the bed unresponsive, while the toddler was discovered standing next to the bed, police said.
The death toll continues to rise from the recent heat wave in the region, as many people died alone in their homes.
The Republican governor sent a letter to ERCOT demanding the company be better prepared for power-straining scenarios.
Cal Fire reported that 31,869 acres have been scorched in 4,152 incidents so far this year.
More than 1 billion marine animals may have been killed in parts of Washington state and British Columbia alone amid the recent heat wave in the Northwest.
Oregon has reported at least 79 fatalities, while Washington authorities said about 30 deaths are connected to the extreme heat.