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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Extreme Heat Sets New Records


CLIMATE  NEWS



The hottest May in modern history: Earth breaks heat record for 13th month in a row


  • Record May heat put global average at 60.17 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 1.57 degrees above the 20th-century average says NOAA

  • If you live in Arizona, California or Nevada, watch out for temperatures as high as 120 degrees in the next few days.

  • That is not a typo

  • .Excessive heat warnings are in effect beginning this weekend until as late as next Wednesday for the southern half of Arizona, much of Southern California and a tiny slice at the southernmost tip of Nevada.Those happen to be areas where out-of-control wildfires will only be fueled by the approaching heat.

  • Cities in the mercury-popping warning area include Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona; Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim and Palm Springs in California; and Las Vegas — just in time for the arrival of as many as 200,000 music lovers for the annual Electric Daisy dance music festival this weekend.

  • The total number of people under some form of hot weather advisory into next week — 66 million — represents about a fifth of the entire U.S. population.

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