An “excessive heat warning” was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for the Southwestern United States this weekend, with record high temperatures reaching a record 125 degrees in Valley National Park. death Friday.
The NWS said Wednesday that the warnings would apply to parts of southern Nevada, northwestern Arizona and southeastern California and advised people to “hydrate frequently and limit time outside ”.
“Strong high pressure aloft will cause an extended period of VERY hot temperatures across the deserts,” NWS Phoenix said on Twitter.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning for parts of southern Nevada, northwestern Arizona and southeastern California
NWS advised people to avoid strenuous activities and cancel outdoor activities
The weather service also announced that the Phoenix, Yuma and Imperial areas will have their excessive heat warning in effect until Monday.
The temperature at Death Valley National Park in California on Friday was scorching 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The scorching temperature equaled a record for July 31 set in 2017, the weather service shared.
Needles, Calif., Also saw record high temperatures as their new high of 121 degrees broke the old record of 117 degrees set in 1978.
In Kingman, Arizona, the new record of 112 degrees Fahrenheit broke the old record of 108 degrees set in 1938.
The temperature at Death Valley National Park in California was a record high 125 degrees Fahrenheit (stock) on Friday
Temperatures in Phoenix are expected to reach 113 degrees on Saturday
Temperatures in Las Vegas were 113 degrees on Saturday, described by the NWS as “a little cooler but still dry” compared to the previous day.
Phoenix also experienced extremely hot weather as their low morning temperature was still “very hot” 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 113 degrees on Saturday.
Many towns in this particular region of the country will experience temperatures well above 100 degrees as the weekend continues into the week.
The National Weather Service has advised residents to avoid “strenuous activities” and also to cancel outdoor activities.
In addition to staying hydrated, they also told people to look for air conditioning and check in with their family members.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, more than 600 people die from extreme heat each year.
Temperatures in Las Vegas were 113 degrees on Saturday