California, Southwest see record temperatures amid heat waveLeave a Comment
June 21 2017
Extreme Heat Seared the Southwest This Week; Daily record highs were set Wednesday in Needles, California (123 degrees), Las Vegas (114 degrees), Phoenix (117 degrees), Tucson, Arizona (115 degrees), Redding, California (110 degrees – tie), and Palm Springs, California (118 degrees – tie). The 115 degree high on Wednesday allowed Tucson to set a new record for longest streak of 115 degree temperatures, with three days….
It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly…..The National Weather Service broke out the magenta — a color category little known to the rest of the country — to illustrate parts of Arizona that would be under “rare, dangerous, and very possibly deadly” heat for the rest of the week.
An all-time record in San Diego County: The temperature hit 124 degrees on Tuesday in Ocotillo Wells — the highest reading ever recorded in San Diego County, according to the National Weather Service.