US Braces for Potentially Dangerous Heat Wave

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Published on June 5, 2024 - Duration: 01:30s

US Braces for Potentially Dangerous Heat Wave

US Braces for Potentially , Dangerous Heat Wave.

NBC reports that warnings have been issued in cities across southern and western states ahead of a dangerous heat wave expected to start on June 5.

Cooling centers will reportedly be opened, as temperatures are forecast to rise above 110 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas.

The heat alerts and warnings are estimated to impact over 29 million people in a region spanning from central California to southern Texas.

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Due to an area of high pressure, daytime highs are estimated to rise 10 to 25 degrees above average.

On June 4, the city of San Angelo in central Texas hit 111 degrees, the highest temperature recorded there since it reached 112 degrees last summer.

According to the National Weather Service, California's Central Valley could reach temperatures "well up into the 100s at the hottest location.".

According to the National Weather Service, California's Central Valley could reach temperatures "well up into the 100s at the hottest location.".

Interior desert regions, including Las Vegas, are expected to see temperatures exceed 110 degrees.

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California's Death Valley National Park has been predicted to reach anywhere between 118 and 121 degrees.

California has gone to phase 2 of the state's extreme heat temperature response plan, which includes opening cooling centers.

Extreme heat can be deadly.

Together, letโ€™s do everything we can to stay safe.

The state is taking action to protect and inform communities and Californians should take steps now to protect themselves from the heat.

, Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, via 'Newsweek'


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