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These Western states will see heat ‘rarely ever seen’ this weekend

Arizona, Nevada and California will see extreme heat this weekend

In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires jump Interstate 80 in Vacaville, Calif.
In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires jump Interstate 80 in Vacaville, Calif. The highway was closed in both directions shortly afterward. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues. Despite strides made in evacuation alerts since deadly blazes tore through the area three years ago, many are still vulnerable without a statewide system for alerting people.
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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.