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Another Heatwave Is Coming for the West Coast

byTony Tran
Jul 10
Futurism

Cities like Las Vegas are expected to break all-time heat records.

The West Coast Re-Heated

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a sweltering heatwave is set to hit the West Coast.

Less than a week after a record-breaking heatwave that pummelled the Pacific Northwest, rising temperatures are now set to hit the West Coast this weekend — with California and Nevada bearing the brunt of it, according to Gizmodo. On Friday, the National Weather Service (NWS) even issued heat warnings for Northern and Central California. 

“This is a multi-day excessive heat event,” the NWS alert said. 

Potential Record-Breaking Heat

Gizmodo also reported that Death Valley in California might see temperatures hit a brain-melting 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius). If that happens, it would tie the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth… which coincidentally, also occurred in Death Valley. 

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Cities such as Las Vegas, Nevada are expected to surpass their all-time record high temperatures. 

#HotWeatherSummer

So far 2021 has been a summer of climate crisis for the US. 

Not only has the country seen a series of deadly heatwaves that have killed hundreds of people and might have decimated more than a billion sea creatures, the East Coast is dealing with torrential downpours, flash floods, and a tropical storm that threatens to exacerbate it all even more. 

If one thing is clear, it’s this: Climate change is here, and it’s having a direct, outsized impact on our day-to-day lives in profound — and often deadly — ways. 

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READ MORE: A New Dangerous Heat Wave Is Coming for the West (Yes, Another One) [Gizmodo]

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