The U.S. has measured the highest temperature in 107 years, and wildfires are frequently sent to California to declare a state of emergency
Source:Global Times New Media
According to the Guardian, the governor of California declared an emergency State, the state is fighting dozens of forest fires. California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday:“Under such extreme conditions, we are mobilizing all available resources to ensure the safety of the California community. California and its federal and local partners are meeting the challenge in unison and continuing Be vigilant in the face of dangerous weather conditions.”
Currently, fires of various scales are occurring in various parts of the state. Several fires were triggered by rare thunderstorms caused by extreme heat waves. The local temperature has soared to three times. Digits (Fahrenheit).
The largest fire is composed of fires in multiple Bay Area counties. It has swallowed 25,000 acres (approximately 101 square kilometers) of land and is still not controlled at all.
At the same time, continued heat waves have put pressure on the power system, and California grid operators are under pressure to avoid more power outages. The power system was strained due to high demand and thousands of people were out of power last weekend. Newsom called this situation”unacceptable.”
The local government urged people to put air conditioners in higher temperature areas and avoid using washing machines and other major electrical appliances at the same time.
However, grid managers warned that the threat of power outages still exists, as temperatures in many parts of the state are expected to reach triple digits (Fahrenheit) again. The National Weather Service said it may not monitor and warn of overheating until Friday or Saturday.
The National Weather Service said on the 16th that the temperature of Death Valley in California reached 130 degrees Fahrenheit (about 54.4 degrees Celsius) that day, the highest temperature recorded in the United States in 107 years.