Multiple states across the West will see heat “rarely ever seen” before over the Labor Day weekend, which has prompted concern from forecasters, according to The Washington Post.
What’s going on:
The upcoming Labor Day weekend will see a massive heat wave across the West, including a shattering of all-time records.
Temperatures will rise to 110 and 115 degrees in some areas.
- “Many records are likely to fall and in fact there is a chance that some all time record highs will (be) recorded. These extreme max temps combined with lows in the mid 70s to lower 80s will make Sunday one of the most hazardous in recent memory,” the National Weather Service said, according to The Washington Post.
Forecasters said the hot weather will send people indoors and create extreme stress on power generators.
- “Temperatures this high, and this widespread, are rarely ever seen in this area. All daytime outdoor activities should limited or canceled. Those without air conditioning should make preparations now to stay cool. Extreme stress on our power infrastructure may lead to power outages,” the forecasters said, according to The Washington Post.
The West is already seeing hot weather
Multiple parts of the West have seen warm weather this summer.
- California saw a round of wildfires during a heat wave in August.
- And Death Valley, California, might have seen temperatures rise to 130 degrees, which would be the hottest temperature ever recorded, as I wrote for Deseret.com.
- Phoenix, Arizona, saw extreme heat, too, throughout the entire summer with 50 days of more than 110 degrees.