- On Tuesday, more than 50 million Americans in eight different states were receiving heat alerts and surveillance.
- The National Meteorological Service has encouraged people to continue hydrating and stay indoors.
- Temperatures in many states are projected to exceed the 90s throughout the weekend.
A 100-year record broken in Montana. The hottest temperature in a Utah city in 147. Dozens of daily records have been destroyed in many states.
And the heat wave on the west side has not given up.
More than 50 million Americans in eight different states were monitored by heat alerts on Tuesday as the National Meteorological Service urged people to continue hydrating and stay indoors.
On Mondays and Tuesdays, dozens of daily records from central and inland valleys of California to Montana and Wyoming were destroyed.
Salt Lake City also experienced the hottest days of the year and the hottest temperatures of June in 147, after reaching 106 degrees Celsius, setting another heat record for the second consecutive day. Meteorological service.. Palm Springs, California, reached 117 degrees Celsius, apparently breaking the record high temperature of June 15, set in 1961.
“Some parts of Riverside County aren’t new, but what’s predicted during the week is very dangerous, especially for people who are very young, very old, and in underlying health. That’s what the county’s Dr. Jeffrey Leon said. Public health officer. “I don’t want to ignore the possibility of harm.”
After the clip broke on Monday, a daily record of 104 degrees was set in Billings, Montana on Tuesday. Miles City, Montana, broke the 1919 daily temperature record by as much as 12 degrees Celsius.
And in Denver on Tuesday, temperatures soared to 101 degrees Celsius, breaking the previous record of 97 degrees Celsius on June 15, occurring in 1952 and 1993, respectively.
“It still has a few hours to get warmer.” The Meteorological Bureau said on Twitter.
“Given the heat, dryness and gusts, the danger of fire is also a concern in many parts of the west, with a significant risk of fire tonight in central Great Basin and parts of the northern Rocky Mountains. “Masu,” said the weather service in the advisory.
Rising temperatures exacerbated the risk of wildfires in Montana and northern Wyoming, officials said. Strong winds with gusts of up to 35 mph were expected, which could stir up already burning wildfires and make it difficult to extinguish new flames.
A wildfire that broke out on Monday near Yellowstone National Park in Montana spread rapidly overnight, burning more than three square miles (8 square kilometers) by Tuesday morning, news station KULR-TV reported. Homeowners in the area were told that they may be required to evacuate if the situation worsens.
Meanwhile, California and Texas power grid companies have warned that the plant is more offline than usual due to the heat, and residents are saving energy to avoid rolling blackouts.
And in the southwestern states, it’s almost unreliable on weekends. According to forecasters, temperatures in many states are projected to exceed the 90s.
In Las Vegas, meteorologist Stan Chizhik told the Las Vegas Review Journal that Tuesday’s highs could exceed the 1940 record of 116, but records are likely to fall later in the week.
According to the National Meteorological Service, since the record began in 1937, Las Vegas has hit a record high of 113 or higher only five times in a row for five days.
And the temperature in Phoenix on Tuesday set a record of 115 degrees in 1974. Arizona City will reach its height for the rest of the week, fueling wildfires in the state.
Marvin Percha, senior forecaster at the Phoenix Office of the Meteorological Department, said:
Contributed by: Amanda Ulrich, Palm Springs Desert Sun; Associated Press
Western heat waves break records in California, Montana and Utah
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