54.4°C! Extreme heat waves raging, California’s Death Valley welcomes astonishing heat
China News Service, July 11th. According to a report by the US Chinese website, an extreme heat wave is sweeping across most of the west coast of the United States. According to the National Weather Service, the temperature in Death Valley, California, reached an astonishing 130 degrees Fahrenheit (about 54.4 degrees Celsius) on the 9th local time.
p > On June 17, local time, Death Valley National Park, California, USA ushered in a high temperature of 54 degrees Celsius. The picture shows tourists taking a group photo with the temperature display at the door.
According to reports, Death Valley National Park is located along the border between California and Nevada. Preliminary predictions also show that the probability of reaching 130 degrees Fahrenheit on the 10th and 11th is a quarter.
The National Weather Service stated that the observed temperature is preliminary and has not been verified.
According to the Guinness World Records, the highest temperature in the world is 134 degrees Fahrenheit (about 56.7 degrees Celsius) measured in Death Valley National Park on July 10, 1913.
The National Weather Service said that Death Valley “may not reach its world record temperature” this weekend, but it has issued an overheating warning and will continue until the evening of the 12th.
“Heed these warnings,” the National Weather Service wrote on Twitter. “Don’t put yourself and emergency personnel in danger this weekend!”
In the “dangerous hot weather”, the Bureau of Meteorology recommends that people living in high-temperature warning areas pay attention to hydration and avoid staying for long periods of time. In the sun, wear light and loose clothing and be aware of the signs of heat stroke.
The forecaster said that the temperature in Las Vegas is expected to reach 116 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend, close to the city’s record high temperature of 117 degrees.
Last month, the temperature in Portland, Oregon reached a record 116 degrees Fahrenheit. The Oregon forensic doctor said that as of the 9th, it was initially confirmed that 83 people had died from the high temperature.
Washington State Department of Health stated that between June 25 and July 1, the state reported more than 2,000 emergency cases and 78 deaths that may be related to extreme heat.
According to the data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the 9th, June 2021 is the hottest June among the 127 years with meteorological records in the United States. Both the West Coast and the East Coast suffered record heat waves in June, which broke the record for the entire June temperature.