LOS ANGELES: A lot of the west of the United States has crossed the record of heatstroke this week, with approximately 50 million Americans added to alert Tuesday for “excessive” temperatures, which may approach 120 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius) in certain areas. “An extended and record-breaking temperature trend is underway throughout the European US,” claimed the US National Weather Service, with “above regular to excessively high temperatures” expected at least through the weekend. The warmth trend, which stretches as a blob around much of the European next of the US chart, stretches east to west from Wyoming to Colorado and north to south from Idaho to Arizona.
Average temperatures in the vast region stay 20 levels Fahrenheit above the periodic norm, with the arid leave states of Arizona and Nevada most likely to destroy records. The Arizona city of Phoenix experienced temperatures of 115 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday. Still, forecasters predict it might pass 118 degrees by the finish of the week, with lows in the upper-80s at night. Las Vegas, in neighboring Nevada, is suffering its most extreme prolonged heatwave since early summer 2013, following local media, and the city by Wednesday could near its decades-old temperature record of 117 degrees Fahrenheit, emerge 1940. Authorities have opened “cooling stations” for vulnerable residents without ac and called on social media “influencers” to help warn the public about the impact of the sweltering heat on pets. The most significant temperature ever officially recorded was in nearby Death Valley, at 131.4 degrees Fahrenheit back in 1913. Along with warning that current temperatures are “rare, dangerous, and deadly,” officials fear that the warmth — arriving so early in the season — could result in deadly forest fires aggravated by chronic drought in the American West. According to the latest government surveys, some 88 percent of the region is in drought, including California, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada.