Southern California heat wave could break all-time records, raising fears of effects

Southern California heat wave could break all-time records, raising fears of effects”

Many temperature records are likely to fall and there is a chance that some all-time record highs will be recorded, the weather office for the Los Angeles region said Thursday.

The situation is not expected to be any better further north - in the Bay Area and beyond - where unsafe hot conditions are also predicted. On August 16, one of the highest temperatures ever recorded in human history occurred in Death Valley, California when the temperature reached 130 degrees Fahrenheit, The intense heat and accompanying lightning storm sparked more than 900 wildfires in California, including the second and third largest fires in state history - and they are still burning, reports Gizmodo-Earther.

State agencies are also anticipating a busy weekend with residents potentially gathering to celebrate the end of summer after being forced to forgo other activities this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

Temperatures in the deserts could reach 119 on Sunday and 118 on Monday, while highs in the western valleys are expected to top out at 109 on Saturday, forecasters said.

Over 48 million Americans on the West coast are enduring a unsafe heat wave that will last through the Labor day weekend.

The manager of the state power grid issued a Flex Alert calling for voluntary electricity conservation Saturday through Monday between the hours of 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.

More news: Dr. Fauci Warns Midwest Of Potential Labor Day Surge In Coronavirus Cases

Beaches will remain fully open on Labor Day, unlike Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. "At least we'll have the air conditioning with the drive".

"We have an opportunity this holiday weekend to change the trajectory of the virus in L.A. County", Barbara Ferrer, the county health director, said in a statement.

Others may seek to beat the heat by hitting shopping malls, which were allowed to reopen this week in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties that have met conditions for easing coronavirus business restrictions.

"This is going to be the warmest nighttimes we are going to have in a while", Fisher said. Los Angeles County was providing close to 50 centers - the largest site activation in memory - in libraries, community centers and even a museum in the L.A. suburb of Gardena.

Volunteers with the CHAM Deliverance Ministry in San Jose planned to deliver bottled water and sports drinks to homeless people in Silicon Valley.

"We are staffing pretty much as if what we would a year ago, I can say that we're expecting to have a lot of traffic and hoping that people social distance and hoping that people are out there are adhering to COVID-19 restrictions".

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