Excessive weekend heat expected to hit 30+ million people in West with temps up to 130 degrees

R&I NV — Another blistering, brutal heat wave is forecast to scorch much of the western US this weekend, meteorologists say.

All-time record high temperatures could be registered in cities such as Las Vegas and Sacramento, while notorious hot spot Death Valley should see highs approaching 130 degrees, only a few degrees short of Earth’s hottest temperature ever measured.

Las Vegas’ all-time high is 117 degrees and Sacramento’s is 115 degrees.

More than 32 million people in the West live where an excessive heat warning or heat advisory is in effect, the National Weather Service said.

The savage heat comes as the U.S. is already reeling from its hottest June on record, according to a report released Friday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

June 2021 was the hottest June in 127 years of record-keeping, surpassing the record set in 2016, NOAA said.


Article URL : https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/07/09/weekend-heat-forecast-west-las-vegas-record-could-broken/7918244002/