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    Right on the heels of arguably the West Coast's most intense heat wave in modern history comes the most ferocious flare-up of catastrophic wildfires in recent memory. Meanwhile, just a few hundred miles east, a 60-degree temperature drop over just 18 hours in Wyoming and Colorado was accompanied by an extremely rare late-summer dumping of up to 2 feet of snow. It's not coincidence, it's climate change.  These kinds of dystopian weather events, happening often at the same time, are exactly what scientists have been warning about for decades. While extreme weather is a part of the natural cycle, the recent uptick in the ferocity and frequency of these extremes, scientists say, is evidence of an acceleration of climate impacts,...
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    Scientists have increasing evidence that some distant planets are made of diamonds. Stars like the Sun, with lower carbon to oxygen ratios, are typically orbited by planets composed of water and granite, with very low diamond content.  But planets circling stars with higher carbon ratios tend to be carbon-rich themselves and under the right conditions that carbon can become diamond. To test their theory, researchers subjected a sample of silicon carbide immersed in water to intense pressure and heat using lasers and X-ray measurements. As expected, the silicon carbide converted into diamond and silica.  While Earth is composed of mainly water and granite, exoplanets orbiting carbon-rich stars are made of diamond and silica, according to research from Arizona State University...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  The West Coast had just experienced a record-shattering heat wave when news came last week of a rare late-summer snowstorm in Colorado. To those still sweltering in California, Oregon and Washington, it sounded like a dream come true. In fact, it was an omen of a greater disaster to come. As the blast of cold air in the Rocky Mountains sank, it searched for an escape — the lands of hotter weather farther west, toward the Pacific Coast. That triggered furious winds that poured over the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges, acting as a giant bellows over the entire Pacific Coast, where fires were already burning in crackling-dry brush and timber. The result: an epic...
    Climate alarmists are pinning specific extreme weather events on global warming, insisting they would have “almost no chance of happening without human-induced climate change.” “The planet is showing signs it’s in peril,” declares a Reuters article Thursday. “In recent weeks, the world has seen ferocious wildfires in the U.S. West, torrential rains in Africa, weirdly warm temperatures on the surface of tropical oceans, and record heat waves from California to the Siberian Arctic.” Whereas in recent years, a certain circumspection prevented scientists from attributing specific weather events to climate change, that is starting to change, the article reveals. Joe Biden / YouTube Event attribution — or the ability to accurately link a given weather phenomenon to manmade global warming —...
    By Matthew Green LONDON (Reuters) - The planet is showing signs it's in peril. In recent weeks, the world has seen ferocious wildfires in the U.S. West, torrential rains in Africa, weirdly warm temperatures on the surface of tropical oceans, and record heat waves from California to the Siberian Arctic. This spate of wild weather is consistent with climate change, scientists say, and the world can expect even more extreme weather and higher risks from natural disasters as global emissions of greenhouse gases continue. "We are seeing the emergence of some signals that would have had almost no chance of happening without human-induced climate change," said Sonia Seneviratne, a climate scientist at Swiss university ETH Zurich. For decades, scientists have...
    We must take appropriate measures that allow kids to get back to school A Look Back At The Evolution Of McDonalds In 41 Photos ANA Inspiration: LPGA battles the elements as wildfire smoke, extreme heat blanket Mission Hills Austin Ernst and her brother Drew aim to take full advantage of the LPGA’s new cart rule at the ANA Inspiration. With 100-plus degree temperatures forecasted in Rancho Mirage, California, throughout the week, Ernst plans to pack a cooler with snacks and Gatorade for the back of the cart. She’ll also keep a wet towel around her neck and walk with a sun umbrella. If Austin wants to talk to her brother, she’ll tell him to drive slowly down the fairway...
    Dear MarketWatch, My wife and I want to retire in a small town that is friendly. We don’t like extreme heat nor do we like cold weather, snow and ice. Our home is worth about $150,000 and paid for. We don’t have any debts. Our gross income including Social Security is about $55,000 a year. When one of us should pass, that income would drop by about $10,000. Safety is a major concern, both from natural disasters and, primarily, crime. So many places suggested for seniors have very high crime rates. We are conservative Christians, so late-night life doesn’t appeal to us. We would like a small city that is complete within itself with grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, a hospital,...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. When Bill and Annemarie Kachur retired in early 2016, they saw no reason to go anywhere. The gray shingled bungalow in Myrtle Beach, S.C. had been their home for more than 15 years. “I’ve been here so long, it’s a sense of roots now for me,” says Bill, 65, who spent his early career hopping around the country, working on-air at various radio stations. Plus, they were already in a haven for retirees. “I like the fact that there isn’t a winter,” says Annemarie, who’ll be 65 in September. But in recent years, their idyllic spot about 2½ miles from the Atlantic Ocean has revealed an ominous side: hurricane season. “I just...
    A 41-year-old woman died after hiking in California during a record-breaking heatwave, authorities said. The woman was hiking Saturday in the Santa Monica Mountains with a friend when she began to feel ill as temperatures spiked above 110 degrees, CNN reported. The pair started heading toward their car, but the woman collapsed and the friend called 911, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Emergency responders performed CPR on the woman to no avail, the outlet reported. She was pronounced dead around 2 p.m. in an area near Calabasas. Deputy Morgan Arteaga said her death was likely heat-related and “natural causes of some kind,” but said the coroner would determine the official cause of death, the outlet reported. Filed under...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A statewide Flex Alert is in effect today with extreme heat expected to strain the state's power grid.Utility companies will focus on energy conservation during peak hours from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. That means avoid using large appliances, close drapes and blinds, use fans, and set your thermostat to 78 degrees.RELATED: AccuWeather Forecast: Dangerous heat wave continues in the Bay AreaYesterday, California ISO lifted the Stage 2 Emergency declaration, meaning that no power outages were ordered by the grid operator. Earlier, California ISO and PG&E warned Californians to prepare for power outages unless residents can conserve electricity amid the dangerous heat wave, California's Independent Systems Operator warned.California's ISO projected "energy shortfalls" due to the record temperatures....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A statewide Flex Alert is in effect today with extreme heat expected to strain the state's power grid.Utility companies will focus on energy conservation during peak hours from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. That means avoid using large appliances, close drapes and blinds, use fans, and set your thermostat to 78 degrees.RELATED: AccuWeather Forecast: Dangerous heat wave continues in the Bay AreaYesterday, California ISO lifted the Stage 2 Emergency declaration, meaning that no power outages were ordered by the grid operator. Earlier, California ISO and PG&E warned Californians to prepare for power outages unless residents can conserve electricity amid the dangerous heat wave, California's Independent Systems Operator warned.California's ISO projected "energy shortfalls" due to the record...
    (CNN)A 41-year-old woman died after hiking in extreme heat in the Santa Monica Mountains on Saturday with temperatures above 110 degrees.The woman was hiking with a friend and began to feel sick, so the pair turned around and headed back toward the car, according to preliminary reports from the LA County Sheriff's Department. Her friend called paramedics after the woman collapsed.Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived on the scene where they conducted CPR on the woman for about 20 or 30 minutes, said Arteaga, but were unable to revive her. A dangerous heat wave is expected to hit the West Coast over Labor Day weekendHer name was not released.The woman was pronounced dead around 2 p.m....
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — As temperatures continued to soar across the Southland over the weekend, many people tried to seek relief by heading to the shore. Triple-digit temperatures spread throughout Los Angeles County on Sunday, marking a historic high in the county when it reached 121 degrees in Woodland Hills. For families without air conditioning, they have been relying on cooling centers, and others have opted to go for a dip in the many beaches around SoCal. RELATED: Cooling Centers Open For Labor Day Holiday Weekend Heat Wave Hundreds of people packed the sand and water at Belmont Shore. Many were wearing masks when out of the water, as required during the coronavirus pandemic, but it was difficult to maintain...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Red flag warnings remain in effect this weekend across parts of Southern California as a result of this historic heat wave. The National Weather Service says warnings were in place for the Los Angeles and Ventura counties mountains through 6 p.m. Sunday, and the Santa Barbara County mountains and south coast through 10 p.m. Monday. Forecasters with the NWS said Sunday was expected to be the hottest day of the current heat wave with anticipated all-time record high temperatures in some areas. To that end, “the very hot and unstable conditions will bring a significant threat of large plume dominated fires,” the NWS said in an advisory. In addition, the NWS says winds across...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The California ISO has declared a Stage 2 emergency, with rotating power outages possible statewide. Please check back for more information.
    PG&E warned customers Saturday that a power shut off might be needed Tuesday and Wednesday due to a combination of high winds and extreme heat that could create further fire danger. Called a “Public Safety Power Shutoff,” the potential for the shutoff is due to an offshore wind event expected late Monday night through Wednesday morning, the public utility announced Saturday afternoon. The conditions could require a power shut off since high temperatures, extreme dryness and record-high winds throughout the state could cause a spark — sparks that can lead to major wildfires. Zones that are under a warning for the power shutoff include the Bay Area, although PG&E did not specify which areas would be affected and to what...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — As temperatures soar in the Bay Area through the Labor Day weekend, residents can seek relief at cooling centers set up in some counties in the region. It should be noted that COVID-19 face covering and social distancing guidelines will apply at all Bay Area cooling centers. KPIX 5 Weather Center: Current Temps, Maps, Forecast LINKS TO INFORMATION ON BAY AREA COOLING CENTERS Alameda County Contra Costa County Marin County Napa County (extreme heat info only; no cooling centers listed) San Francisco (link to SF Dept. of Emergency Management extreme heat info only; no cooling centers listed) San Mateo County (link to Public Health website; no cooling center info available) Redwood City on Friday announced...
    The weather couldn’t be more extreme in the next few days in the West: record-breaking heat, temperature drops of close to 50 F … and blizzards. A scientist explains why The best word to describe the weather in the West is: “crazy”, according to the report of Jeff Berardelli, CBS News meteorologist and weather specialist, who are already citing numerous US media outlets. In a matter of days, the region will experience: one of the extreme heat events ever recorded in California a strong wind event stoking fire concerns a 70 degree drop in temperature in Denver an extremely early blizzard that will hit Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming From up to 35 degrees above...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Temperatures across the Southland are expected to push well above the triple digit mark for most locations over the next three days. Consequently, California's Independent System Operator has declared a Flex Alert starting Saturday at 3 p.m.Cal-ISO said in a statement that this heat wave will put exceptionally heavy strain on the power grid. Because high temperatures will be affecting several states across the western U.S., it will be more difficult to import energy to serve demand.Even cities that provide most of their own electricity independently could be asked to initiate rolling blackouts if the power grid is strained."We partner with Cal-ISO," said Riverside Public Utilities spokesperson Jerry Buydos, who expects the city of Riverside to...
    The best word to describe the weather across the West is: "Bonkers." In a matter of days, the region will experience some of the hottest weather ever recorded in California, a strong downslope wind event igniting fire concerns, a 70-degree swing in temperatures in Denver and an extremely early snow storm walloping Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.  If that's not bizarre enough, partly powering the chaotic pattern are two back-to-back typhoons thousands of miles away in Japan and North Korea. Throw in some human-caused climate change, which is playing a role, and the weather does not get more extreme. It has already been the hottest summer on record for much of the Southwest and parts of California. But from Friday...
    AUBURN (CBS13) — As most of Northern California braces for a heat wave this holiday weekend, a Placer County recreational area is closing down due to the extreme fire weather conditions. Hidden Falls Regional Park in North Auburn will be closed Sept. 5-8. Any visitors with reservations during these closure days will be given a credit toward a future date, officials said. READ: Flex Alert Issued Starting Saturday As NorCal Braces For Hot Labor Day Weekend The county said closures of the popular hiking site will generally coincide with red flag and extreme heat warnings and the new protocol is likely to remain in effect through the fall, where wildfire season poses its greatest risk.
    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Players can ride in carts during practice rounds and caddies can use them during the tournament to cope with the extreme heat expected for the ANA Inspiration next week in the California desert. The LPGA announced the decision on its website Thursday. Traditionally the first major of the season, the ANA Inspiration was moved from the first weekend in April to Sept. 10-13 when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the tour to shut down for five months. Heather Daly-Donofrio, the LPGA Tour’s chief operations officer, said in a memo to players and caddies that temperatures are expected to range from 105 to 115 degrees. Considering this year has been all about health and safety, “we will...
    Coronavirus testing centers operated by the city of Los Angeles will be closed this weekend amid the extreme heat that’s forecast for the region, as well as Labor Day, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday. All drive-through testing sites run by the city will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Garcetti said. But mobile teams will hold pop-up testing events at Union Station and the Carecen Day Labor Center in Westlake on Friday, and at Liberty Park in Koreatown and the L.A. Downtown Medical Center on Saturday, he said. Mobile teams also will be at Los Angeles City College in East Hollywood on Saturday, according to the city’s pop-up testing website. “These pop-up testing sites are critical for Angelenos who...
    (CNN)More than a dozen states could see record temperatures this holiday weekend.Every state along and west of the Continental Divide will have temperatures above average Saturday through Monday. The eastern half of the country will begin to see a shift to slightly cooler, more seasonal temperatures this Labor Day weekend.Record heat for the WestNearly 45 million people were under excessive heat watches or warnings on Thursday, and that number is expected to rise to over 50 million this weekend as the extreme heat spreads east into other states.While the main heat wave really ramps up Friday for most areas of California, Sunday is expected to be the hottest day, with temperatures as high as 115 degrees expected away from beaches,...
    Another day of heavy rainfall and flash flooding is in the forecast Wednesday for the Southern Plains and Arkansas, as dangerous wildfire conditions develop out West. Heavy rain from the past few days and continued storms over the region will keep the flood threat through Thursday. Flash flood warnings and watches are in effect across Oklahoma, northeast Texas and Arkansas. WHAT IS A FLASH FLOOD: HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The ground is wet already from Hurricane Laura last week, so any additional rain is going to cause flooding. The risk of flooding on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Fox News) Heavy rain from thunderstorms moving across Arkansas caused flash flooding on Tuesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) said roads...
    Hundreds of thousands who remain without power in Texas and Louisiana after Hurricane Laura's wrath now are having to deal with scorching heat on Monday. Over 350,000 customers in both states remain without power after Hurricane Laura blasted through the region last week, with major damage reported to infrastructure. So far, 18 deaths in Texas and Louisiana have been attributed to the storm; more than half of those people were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from the unsafe operation of generators. Extreme heat is now expected Monday across portions of the Deep South, especially in areas hardest hit by the storm. HURRICANE CENTER SAYS 2 ATLANTIC SYSTEMS 'LIKELY' TO DEVELOP, 2 OTHERS WATCHED Heat advisories have been issued across eastern...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Code Red Extreme Heat Alert is declared for Baltimore City on Thursday, as a heat index is expected to reach 105 degrees in the region. “Excessive heat is the leading weather-related killer in the United States.  The effects of extreme heat are exacerbated in urban areas, especially when combined with high humidity and poor air quality,” said Dr. Dzirasa. “Extreme heat is particularly dangerous for young children, older adults, and those with chronic medical conditions.  I encourage all residents to take the necessary steps to protect themselves as well as their families, neighbors, and pets.” The Health Department’s Division of Aging will open the following locations as cooling centers on Thursday, August 27th from 9 a.m....
    A firefighter watches the LNU Lightning Complex Fire spread in the Berryessa Estates neighborhood of Napa County, California, on August 21, 2020. Noah Berger/AP Two of California's three largest fires in history are burning right now — part of a group known as the August Lightning Siege of 2020. Climate change is linked to larger, more frequent fires because it increases the likelihood of lightning and heatwaves and causes vegetation to dry out. Nine of the state's 10 largest fires have happened since 2000. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Once again, California is on fire.  Firefighters are battling hundreds of blazes at once, most of which sparked after nearly 11,000 lightning bolts hit the state over...
    By Sharon Bernstein RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (Reuters) - Before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down air-conditioned shopping malls and movie theaters, Debera Diaz and her adult son Joshua could have ducked inside to escape the 109 degree Fahrenheit heat that roasted their town near Sacramento last week. So the pair, who have been living in Debera's Honda Civic since her divorce and eviction a few months ago, were grateful to find a cooling center in city hall, complete with masks and a showing of the Meryl Streep movie "The Devil Wears Prada." "You can't even go to the library," said Diaz, 58. "It was really bad." The coronavirus pandemic presents vexing challenges for officials trying to protect residents from extreme weather...
    From the historic heat wave and wildfires in the West, to the massive derecho that tore through the middle of the nation, to the record-breaking pace of this year's hurricane season, the unprecedented and concurrent extreme conditions resemble the chaotic climate future scientists have been warning us about for decades — only it's happening right now.  While climate catastrophes are typically spaced out in time and geographic location, right now the U.S. is dealing with multiple disasters. The Midwest is cleaning up from a devastating derecho that caused nearly $4 billion in damage to homes and crops, as nearly a quarter-million people in the West are under evacuation orders or warnings from fires that have burned over 1 million acres,...
    FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. -- You can see, smell and even feel the smoke in the Central California skies from surrounding wildfires, but farmworkers are still on the job, working to put food on our tables."The last week, week and a half have been a really brutal week to be a farmworker," said United Farm Workers spokesperson Elizabeth Strater. "You have heat, you have wildfire smoke, you have a population that's already disproportionately affected by a virus that is respiratory."MORE: Stanford student sheds light on farmworker wages in viral tweetEMBED More News Videos A Stanford student took a part-time, summer job on a blueberry farm, and is going viral after exposing how much the workers get paid. Ryan Jacobsen from the...
    VACAVILLE, Calif. —  Already reeling from a pandemic and a record heat wave that has millions sweltering indoors, the San Francisco Bay Area is now besieged by fire, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate and leaving others inhaling air so smoky that experts warned of serious health risks. Many residents say they’ve never seen such wildfire conditions, a product of high temperatures, strong winds and thousands of lightning strikes from unusual thunderstorms that started Sunday. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Bay Area was home to several of the 23 major fires statewide, a subset of the 367 blazes across California, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom. “Those storms were not ordinary,” said Steve Cobb, a Dearborn Park resident and one...
    Venomous rattle snakes are known to unexpectantly slither out from holes, but what may come to a surprise is that these reptiles also climb trees. The daring feat has been captured by a number of people this summer, who have shared the astounding photos and videos online. A diamondback was seen 'soaking up the early morning sun' in a tree at a wildlife park in New Mexico just last month and few weeks later a similar photo surfaced of a snake coiled up in branches in Arizona. Experts say snakes only brave such heights when hunting, fleeing a predator or as a way to escape extreme heat. Scroll down for videos  A diamondback was seen 'soaking up the early...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Southern Californians will probably want to stay inside Wednesday – not only are temperatures expected to hit triple digits again, the air quality will be unhealthy for all groups in several areas. The South Coast Air Quality Management District says Wednesday’s air quality will be especially bad in San Bernardino County, but it will also be unhealthy for everyone in East San Fernando Valley, East San Gabriel Valley, Pomona/Walnut Valley and San Gabriel Mountains. Air quality tends to deteriorate in Southern California’s hot summer months, but wildfires burning Azusa, Palmdale and Lake Piru have exacerbated the situation. People in communities adjacent to the wildfires have reported finding their yards and outdoor areas covered in soot. It’s...
    Dozens of wildfires burning across Northern California have forced thousands to evacuate the area and are generating smoke that's triggered alerts on Wednesday over dangerous air quality levels. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Spare the Air Alert day for Wednesday as smoke drifts into the area. "Wildfire smoke from numerous fires sparked by lightning over the weekend is expected to cause elevated levels of particulate pollution in the Bay Area," the agency said. "Air quality is forecast to be unhealthy and smoke impacts are possible throughout the region." CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES SPUR STATEWIDE EMERGENCY DECLARATION AS MORE THAN 30 BLAZES RAGE The National Weather Service (NWS) shared a video of smoke from the...
    Many of the fires burning unchecked across the Bay Area and Northern California have been caused by lightning strikes and fueled by extremely hot weather. By Wednesday, the rare weather events had caused thousands to flee as homes burned north of Vacaville. Fires were reported from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the wine country and beyond. Here is what we know about the causes:Three events combine for unusual, extreme weather The recent weather events are the result of three distinct meteorological phenomena combining in a way rarely seen in California, experts told The Times earlier this week: 1) The heat wave broiling the West — longer and harsher than is typical for August — was the first to arrive. It...
    A plume of smoke rises from the Ranch 2 Fire on August 15, 2020 as seen from Azusa, California.Mario Tama | Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Tuesday to ensure the states receive vital resources amid wildfires that have exacerbated a stifling heat wave. At least 27 fires are raging across the state, including some caused by lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm Sunday, according to a map by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The flames have intensified temperatures from an already serious heat wave that rolled in over the weekend. On Saturday, a fiery tornado was spotted near the Nevada border where the Loyalton Fire continues to burn in the Tahoe National Forest. The emergency order will...
    As California firefighters battle a series of wildfire amid extreme heat conditions, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday declared a statewide emergency to help provide them with extra resources.The governor had already declared an emergency for the extreme heat the state is facing. The new order will provide a range of help to Californians impacted by the fires and firefighters who need assistance."We are deploying every resource available to keep communities safe as California battles fires across the state during these extreme conditions," Newsom said. "California and its federal and local partners are working in lockstep to meet the challenge and remain vigilant in the face of continued dangerous weather conditions."A copy of the governor's proclamation is available here.His order comes...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a statewide emergency as California boils under a heat wave that has caused extreme weather conditions. Several wildfires are burning throughout the state of California, and high temperatures are taxing the state’s power grid to the breaking point. “We are deploying every resource available to keep communities safe as California battles fires across the state during these extreme conditions,” Newsom said in a statement. The governor has already secured federal assistance to help fight the fires in Napa, Nevada and Monterey counties, including the Jones Fire, which is burning near Nevada City. https://twitter.com/CAgovernor/status/1295851462363213824
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a statewide emergency as California broils under a heat wave that has caused extreme weather conditions. Several wildfires are burning throughout the state of California, and high temperatures are taxing the state’s power grid to the breaking point. “We are deploying every resource available to keep communities safe as California battles fires across the state during these extreme conditions,” Newsom said in a statement. This is a breaking news story. More information will be added as it comes in.
    A new study predicts major U.S. population areas will be seeing the most extreme increases in heat in the coming decades, some of which could experience 30 times more extreme heat than previously predicted. The study was conducted by researchers at Arizona State University and was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers made projections for extreme heat and cold exposure in 47 major cities in the U.S., accounting for population size, warming caused by urban development, and local standards for extreme heat. To break down the local effects of global temperature rise, the research team measured the effect of heat in "person-hours" — defined as a human being exposed to extreme heat for one...
    GENEVA - The World Meteorological Organization says temperatures of 54.4 degrees (Celsius) reported Sunday at Furnace Creek, Death Valley in the U.S. state of California, may be the third hottest on Earth. The U.N. weather agency is assembling an international team of atmospheric scientists to verify the temperatures reported in Death Valley are legitimate. The WMO says that is a very complicated procedure and is likely to take several months to complete.   If validated, however, World Meteorological scientists say it would qualify as the third highest temperature ever recorded on the planet. The hottest temperature ever recorded was 56.7 degrees (Celsius) in Death Valley on July 10, 1913. The second hottest was set in July 1931 in Kebili,...
    California sizzled to a triple-digit temperature so hot that meteorologists need to verify it as a planet-wide high mark. Death Valley recorded a scorching 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius) Sunday, which if the sensors and other conditions check out, would be the hottest Earth has been in more than 89 years and the third-warmest ever measured. The temperature, measured at the aptly-named Furnace Creek during a blistering heat wave, would be the hottest temperature recorded on Earth in August, said Arizona State University professor Randy Cerveny, who coordinates the World Meteorological Organization’s extreme temperature team, which is already investigating the mark. That 130 is only below the disputed all-time record of 134 degrees (56.67 Celsius) at nearly the same spot...
    With an extreme heat wave continuing across California, officials are warning of the possibility of more rolling blackouts as state officials struggle to secure additional electricity amid the worse power crisis in nearly 20 years. On Monday, officials had warned of blackouts affecting as many as 3 million people, but officials ended up canceling the warning, saying improved weather conditions and conservation efforts reduced demand on the power grid. “We are grateful to families and businesses across the state that answered the call to reduce electricity use during a crucial time on the grid,” Steve Berberich, the president of the California Independent System Operator, said in a statement. “This heat storm is not over, and we still expect exceedingly...
    California sizzled to a triple-digit temperature so hot that meteorologists need to verify it as a planet-wide high mark.Death Valley recorded a scorching 130 degrees Sunday, which if the sensors and other conditions check out, would be the hottest Earth has been in more than 89 years and the third-warmest ever measured.The temperature, measured at the aptly-named Furnace Creek during a blistering heat wave, would be the hottest temperature recorded on Earth in August, said Arizona State University professor Randy Cerveny, who coordinates the World Meteorological Organization's extreme temperature team, which is already investigating the mark.Thousands remain without power after devastating derecho in IowaThat 130 is only below the disputed all-time record of 134 degrees at nearly the same spot...
    In the last few days, a moisture-laden heat wave has unleashed extreme weather in almost every corner of California. In a single day, Northern California was hit with triple-digit temperatures, as well as hundreds of lightning strikes that ignited brush fires. The mercury hit 107 degrees Sunday in Santa Cruz, known for its moderate climate, and Death Valley reached 130 degrees — one of the hottest temperatures ever recorded there. People take selfies at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center’s thermometer in Death Valley National Park on Monday. Death Valley recorded a scorching 130 degrees Sunday — one of the hottest temperatures ever recorded there.(John Locher / Associated Press) Meanwhile, unusually muggy air made Los Angeles feel like Houston, and...
    California sizzled to a triple-digit temperature so hot that meteorologists need to verify it as a planet-wide high mark. Death Valley recorded a scorching 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius) Sunday, which if the sensors and other conditions check out, would be the hottest Earth has been in more than 89 years and the third-warmest ever measured. The temperature, measured at the aptly-named Furnace Creek during a blistering heat wave, would be the hottest temperature recorded on Earth in August, said Arizona State University professor Randy Cerveny, who coordinates the World Meteorological Organization’s extreme temperature team, which is already investigating the mark. That 130 is only below the disputed all-time record of 134 degrees (56.67 Celsius) at nearly the same spot...
    (CNN) — As triple-digit heat tests the limits of California’s electrical grid to keep millions of people cool, it is clear the effects of human-caused global warming are already here. But the extreme heat baking the Western US is a mere preview of what could be coming: A new study finds that in the future, the heat risk facing the country’s biggest cities could be far greater than previously thought. Without cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, major US cities could see roughly between 13 and 30 times more population-adjusted exposure to extreme heat by 2100 as compared to the beginning of this century, the study found. The study was published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...
    (CNN)As triple-digit heat tests the limits of California's electrical grid to keep millions of people cool, it is clear the effects of human-caused global warming are already here. Dozens of heat records set to be broken this week as Western heat wave continuesBut the extreme heat baking the Western US is a mere preview of what could be coming: A new study finds that in the future, the heat risk facing the country's biggest cities could be far greater than previously thought.Without cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, major US cities could see roughly between 13 and 30 times more population-adjusted exposure to extreme heat by 2100 as compared to the beginning of this century, the study found. The study...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California firefighters battled destructive wildfires Monday as a lengthening heat wave roasted the state. Thousands of homes were at risk and air quality deteriorated in areas affected by smoke. The National Weather Service blanketed the state in warnings of high fire danger and excessive heat. Near California’s northern border with Nevada, a nearly 57-square-mile (148-square-kilometer) fire ignited by lightning near the community of Loyalton was 5% contained after destroying five homes and a half-dozen other structures, the Tahoe National Forest said. Across the state line, school officials in Reno postponed Monday’s scheduled reopening of classrooms. “As a result of the Loyalton Fire and the deteriorating air quality, we have made the decision that we cannot safely...
    An automated measurement system in California’s Death Valley reported a temperature of 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius) amid an extreme heat wave on Sunday, a reading that would be among the highest ever recorded globally if confirmed. The temperature was recorded at 3:41 p.m. at Furnace Creek, near the park’s visitor center, the National Weather Service said in a statement that described the measurement as preliminary and not yet official. “If verified, this will be the highest officially verified temperature since July 1913, also in Death Valley. As it is an extreme temperature event, the recorded temperature will have to undergo a formal review, ”the statement said. The site holds the world record for the highest temperature ever recorded,...
    An automated measurement system in California’s Death Valley reported a temperature of 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius) amid an extreme heat wave on Sunday, a reading that would be among the highest ever recorded globally if confirmed. The temperature was recorded at 3:41 p.m. at Furnace Creek, near the park’s visitor center, the National Weather Service said in a statement that described the measurement as preliminary and not yet official. “If verified, this will be the highest officially verified temperature since July 1913, also in Death Valley. As it is an extreme temperature event, the recorded temperature will have to undergo a formal review, ”the statement said. The site holds the world record for the highest temperature ever recorded,...
    An automated measurement system in California’s Death Valley reported a temperature of 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius) amid an extreme heat wave on Sunday, a reading that would be among the highest ever recorded globally if confirmed. The temperature was recorded at 3:41 p.m. at Furnace Creek, near the park’s visitor center, the National Weather Service said in a statement that described the measurement as preliminary and not yet official. “If verified, this will be the highest officially verified temperature since July 1913, also in Death Valley. As it is an extreme temperature event, the recorded temperature will have to undergo a formal review, ”the statement said. The site holds the world record for the highest temperature ever recorded,...
    After a weekend of dramatic lightning storms, fire tornadoes, power interruptions and possibly the highest temperature recorded in Death Valley, California regulators warned of more rolling blackouts as an extreme heat wave continued to cause the most severe power shortage in the state in nearly two decades. The state initiated blackouts both Friday and Saturday nights, and officials said more could come this week if conservation measures didn’t work. The California Independent System Operator issued a statewide flex alert Thursday, recommending air conditioning thermostats be set to 78 degrees, unnecessary lights be turned off, electrical devices not in use be unplugged, blinds and drapes be closed, and fans used, when possible. The ISO, which runs the electric grid for most...
    DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An automated measuring system in California’s Death Valley reported a temperature of 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius) amid a blistering heat wave on Sunday, a reading that would be among the highest ever recorded globally if it is confirmed. The temperature was recorded at 3:41 p.m. at Furnace Creek near the park’s visitor center, the National Weather Service said in a statement that described the measurement as preliminary and not yet official. “If verified, this will be the hottest temperature officially verified since July of 1913, also at Death Valley. As this is an extreme temperature event, the recorded temperature will need to undergo a formal review,” the statement said. The location holds...
    REAL-TIME LAKE FIRE INFORMATION LAKE HUGHES (CBSLA) — The extreme weather conditions posed a challenge for firefighters working on the Lake Fire, which as of Saturday night, was 12 percent contained. As of 8:40 p.m., 18,361 acres have burned as a result of the fire and it remained at 12% containment. The fire first erupted around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday near North Lake Hughes Road and Pine Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest. At least 12 structures and 21 outbuildings have been destroyed, while thousands more are still threatened. Officials say more than 100 lightning strikes in the area caused hotspots to flare up. The hot, dry weather was also making it hard for firefighters to get a handle on...
    LAKE HUGHES (CBSLA) — The extreme weather conditions posed a challenge for firefighters working on the Lake Fire, which as of Saturday night, was 12 percent contained. More than 17,842 acres have burned as a result of the fire, which erupted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday near North Lake Hughes Road and Pine Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest. At least 12 structures and 21 outbuildings have been destroyed, while thousands more are still threatened. Officials say more than 100 lightening strikes in the area caused hotspots to flare up. The hot, dry weather was also making it hard for firefighters to get a handle on the fire. “It is hot, incredibly hot,” said Marc Peebles of the U.S. Forest...
    A rare “firenado” tore through California near the Nevada border amid extreme heat and fierce winds in the region, according to a report. The extreme weather phenomenon was spotted Saturday afternoon near the Loyalton Fire, which began in the Tahoe National Forest, NBC News reported. Firenadoes are sparked when a gust when hot air blows through the fire at a certain angle, producing plumes that appear similar to a tornado, Fox News reported. On Saturday, the National Weather Service office in Reno warned of blazes that exhibited “extremely dangerous fire behavior,” with the potential for rotating columns and fire whirls. “The big concern is that it’s extremely erratic fire behavior,” John Mittelstadt, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Bay Area is bracing for another weekend of scorching weather amid the coronavirus pandemic, with an Excessive Heat Warning still in effect.RELATED: PG&E to begin rolling blackouts at direction of California's Grid OperatorThe heat stressed the state's power grid to the limit with rolling blackouts in parts of the Bay Area on Friday. This comes on top of declining sales because of the pandemic is making business owners even more frustrated.PG&E initiates rolling blackouts Saturday nightThe Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) said they will initiate rotating power outages that will impact more than 200,000 customers, the agency tweeted Saturday night.This comes after the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) also tweeted Saturday evening that it wasn't...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — In some places in the Southland this weekend, there were triple-digit temperatures, causing many families to escape to the beach for some relief from the heat. The amount of people rushing out to dive in the water as temperatures continue to rise is concerning some health experts who note continuously increasing coronavirus cases. Others who wanted to exercise or have an outdoor breakfast with loved ones had to start their day a little earlier than usual to beat the heat in places like Santa Clarita, where it reached 90 degrees by 10 a.m. on Saturday. Due to pandemic closures, locals are left without their typical refuge from hot summer days like cold movie theaters, indoor malls...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — For the first time since 2011, California ordered rolling power outages on Friday night but officials warn there may be additional blackouts throughout this weekend. The California Independent System Operator (California ISO) declared a stage three electrical emergency on Friday, ordering utilities to take measures to lighten the power load. By 10 p.m., the power outages were lifted. However, more are expected Saturday. In some places in the Southland, there were triple-digit temperatures, causing many families to escape to the beach for some relief from the heat. The amount of people rushing out to dive in the water as temperatures continue to rise is concerning some health experts who note continuously increasing coronavirus cases. Others who...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — For the first time since 2011, California ordered rolling power outages on Friday night but officials warn there may be additional blackouts to come over the weekend. The California Independent System Operator (California ISO) declared a stage three electrical emergency on Friday, ordering utilities to take measures to lighten the power load. By 10 p.m., the power outages were lifted. However, more are expected Saturday. But the ongoing heat spell is also raising concerns over crowds flocking to the beach amid the pandemic. Officials are encouraging the public to find a safe location to beat the heat and to check on elderly neighbors who may be more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. “Over the past decade, the...
    For the first time since 2011, California ordered rolling power outages on Friday night. Officials warned there may be additional blackouts to come over the weekend. The California Independent System Operator (California ISO) declared a Stage 3 electrical emergency on Friday, ordering utilities to take measures to lighten the power load and initiating rotating outages throughout the state.  By 10 p.m., the power outages were lifted. But more are expected Saturday, CBS Los Angeles reports. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The ongoing heat spell – sending temperatures soaring into the triple digits – is raising concerns about crowds flocking to the beach amid the coronavirus pandemic. Officials are encouraging the public to find a safe location to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — For the first time since 2011, California ordered rolling power outages on Friday night but officials warn there may be additional blackouts to come over the weekend. The California Independent System Operator (California ISO) declared a stage three electrical emergency on Friday, ordering utilities to take measures to lighten the power load. By 10 p.m., the power outages were lifted. However, more are expected Saturday. But the ongoing heat spell is also raising concerns over crowds flocking to the beach amid the pandemic. Officials are encouraging the public to find a safe location to beat the heat and to check on elderly neighbors who may be more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. “Over the past decade,...
    This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last summer, a monstrous heat wave descended on the United States. It claimed four lives in Maryland, one in Arizona, and one in Arkansas. Temperatures skyrocketed, with heat indexes—the measure of how hot it feels outside—reaching between 100 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit in some parts of the country. Power outages wreaked havoc on the residents of New York City and Washington, DC, who were left sweating in their homes. That heat wave caused fatalities on par with many of the named hurricanes that circulate in the Gulf of Mexico. But unlike hurricanes—the worst of which carry memorable household names like Harvey, Sandy, or Maria—the July 2019...
    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Tri-State Area residents dealing with another day of extreme heat and humidity. People are urged to stay cool and take it easy, but for some, that isn’t an option. “It’s been real hot. Even though sometimes we have a tent, we have an outdoor patio. But it’s really hot,” Eddie Mendez, a local restaurant server, told CBS2’s Nick Caloway in Morristown. The pandemic and indoor dining ban mean he’s working outside in the high temps. “We have to adapt ourselves to a new way of living, at least for now,” he said. Police officers also brave the heat to get the job done, and so do meter attendants. Delivery workers aren’t spared either. Caloway spoke with horticulturalist...
    As the world struggles to combat the coronavirus, researchers come forward with a warning of a deadlier threat – extreme heat. Temperatures are increasing across the globe due to global warming and could kill more people than the current infectious diseases combined. The team found that if greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, heatwaves could kill 73 people per 100,000 by 2100. This is the same number of fatalities linked to HIV, malaria and yellow fever combined. Following an investigation into temperature and mortality, the results showed that it is those with underlying cardiovascular issues that are more at risk. Scroll down for video  Temperatures are increasing across the globe due to global warming and could kill more people...
    AZUSA, Calif. (KABC) -- A 240-acre brush fire continued to blacken land in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa Friday as dangerous weather conditions posed a greater threat for other blazes to spark across Southern California.The fast-moving fire was 40% contained Friday morning after erupting some time before 2 p.m. Thursday along San Gabriel Canyon Road, officials said. The flames burned uphill in a remote area with heavy brush, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. |UPDATE| #DamFire Despite hot temperatures and steep terrain, your #AngelesNF firefighters were able to grow the containment to 40%. Overnight, we mapped the fire at 217 acres. pic.twitter.com/4iGsqJ2VBl— Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF) July 31, 2020Winds began to pick up Friday morning, with strong gusts returning...
    Charging the battery can not only maintain it, it can also help increase the life of the battery. Welcome to our guide of Mechanics Tips, where you will find tips and advice to save money and keep your car in optimal conditions. *** A car battery is the heart that powers the entire electrical system of your vehicle. Its main function is to fill your car’s brain with energy so that it then communicates with the engine and other mechanical parts necessary to move the vehicle forward. Without it, a car could not function. Unfortunately, many drivers ignore the importance of such an item and only realize its value when the battery stops working. As with cold,...
    AZUSA, Calif. (KABC) -- A 240-acre brush fire continued to blacken land in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa Friday as dangerous weather conditions posed a greater threat for other blazes to spark across Southern California.The fast-moving fire was 10% contained Friday morning after erupting some time before 2 p.m. Thursday along San Gabriel Canyon Road, officials said. The flames burned uphill in a remote area with heavy brush, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. #DamFire *CORRECTION* The fire has grown to 240 acres and is 10% contained. Your #AngelesNF firefighters with assistance from @LACoFDPIO and local depts. will work overnight to get containment on this fire.— Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF) July 31, 2020Gusty winds began to pick up Friday...
    It wasn’t the easiest job: The air was thick, with temperatures still in the high 80s, when a fire broke out in a home on a Palisades Park hill at the top of a private driveway. Borough firefighters lugging hoses and ground ladders doused the Monday night blaze -- saving the house -- with no serious injuries. An air conditioning unit in back of the Chateau Road home ignited, sending flames up the vinyl siding, then into a soffit and roof rafter, shortly before 8 p.m., Fire Chief John Mantone said. Mantone’s firefighters had help at the scene from their colleagues from Ridgefield and Leonia, while those from Cliffside Park and Fort Lee covered the borough. EMS treated a firefighter...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — When the temperatures get as hot as they are today, it’s important that people do whatever they can to try and keep cool. Eyewitness News caught up with some people around the city trying to find some relief from this summer scorcher. On a scorching day like Monday, Philadelphians young and old are trying to find ways of escaping the heat. “There’s plenty of shade here, a great place to cool off,” said Amy Needle. Franklin Square and its refreshing-looking fountain is a good place for families, even on a hot day. They’ve seen folks filtering in and finding their way around starting early in the morning. (credit: CBS3) “Even with the warm weather, we’ve got people...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Things will be heating up fast across the Delaware Valley. Monday is shaping up to be one of the hottest days in all of 2020. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! Air conditioners will be overworked as the mercury increases this afternoon. Ninety-seven degrees is the temperature to beat. On July 3 of this year, an ongoing heatwave scorched the city sending temperatures just three degrees shy of 100; making it the hottest day in all of 2020.  Today, we have a chance to tie or fall slightly below 97 degrees. Afternoon highs in Philadelphia will be below the overall record high but today will still rank as one of the hottest July 27ths...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- More high heat and humidity Monday is prompting efforts to make sure the extreme weather doesn't overwhelm people or the power grid in New York City.Many people turned to pools and the shoreline over the weekend, maxing out capacity at some area beaches.RELATED: Tips and resources for coping with extreme heatNew York City is opening 250 cooling and misting centers in parks as part of a heat advisory that is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday.Also:- 300 hydrants will be opened with spray caps installed- 8 pools have opened city wide, with reduced capacity- Get your exercise in early, officials advise- Drink lots of water- Wear light-colored clothing- If you start to feel sick, get...
    (CNN)From the start, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed America's social and economic inequality in stark relief, by disproportionately infecting and killing people of color, the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.Now, as the country sweats through the thick of what is likely to be another sweltering summer, another invisible threat looms.Killer heat and humidity combination not experienced before is becoming more commonThis weekend, as a heat wave bakes huge swaths of the country under triple-digit heat indexes, some fear that the collision of Covid-19 and extreme heat could be a dangerous combination.Extreme heat can threaten anyone, but many of the same groups who are at greatest risk of serious illness from the coronavirus are also the most vulnerable groups to...
    Forecast for today in NYC Photo: www.accuweather.com / Courtesy A Thursday as extreme as yesterday Wednesday is emerging today in New York: humidity, sun and high temperatures alternated with rain, lightning and strong winds. During the day the thermal sensation could reach 100F (38C) and at night at 78F (25C). The forecast of precipitations starts at 42% and rises to 55% towards the afternoon. The rains are estimated to be of the type electric storm (95%), with maximum gusts of 8 mph, according to Accuweather. Last night storm knocked down trees and included Ray who apparently injured two people in Charles Drew Park in Queens, according to preliminary NYPD reports. A user also recorded the impact...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Extreme heat will continue in Maryland for the foreseeable future. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 90’s on Wednesday, but heat index values are expected to reach 107 degrees. A heat advisory goes into effect at 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday for Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, and Montgomery Counties as well as Baltimore City. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    COVID-19 testing sites in D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland, have made modifications to their Tuesday and Wednesday schedules due to the extreme heat in the D.C. region. The District announced Monday that firehouse testing locations will remain closed, but residents in need of a test are encouraged to call their health care providers. Here is the COVID-19 testing schedule in D.C.: Tuesday, July 21 UDC-CC Bertie Backus Campus site (5171 South Dakota Ave. Northeast), 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Judiciary Square site (F Street Northwest between 4th and 5th streets), 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 Anacostia site (2241 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Southeast), 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Judiciary Square site (F Street...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Health Department is advising New Yorkers to take precautions to beat the heat. Here are tips and resources to deal with the sweltering and potentially life-threatening conditions:Active children and adults, and people with respiratory problems should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.New York City's Office of Emergency Management urges New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent serious illness that can result from the heat, especially among vulnerable individuals such as seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions.New Yorkers who are vulnerable should use air conditioning to stay cool, go to a place that has air conditioning if it is not available at home,...
    After a hot weekend in the D.C. region, dangerously-high temperatures will remain in the area for the beginning of the workweek. The city could record its first 100 degree day since 2016 on Monday. Heat indexes, which factor in humidity, have already been hovering at or above 100 degrees for several days. The extreme heat prompted D.C. officials to close some COVID-19 testing sites Monday, citing “dangerously hot temperatures.” The public testing sites being closed for the day include the city’s downtown location at Judiciary Square, its location in Anacostia and the walk-up testing provided at all of D.C.’s firehouses. With humidity factored in, Monday could feel as warm as 110 degrees, Storm Team4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts said. Listen...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Monday will be one more day of extreme heat and could be even hotter.The steamy and unhealthy conditions are forecast to linger into Tuesday.Advisories, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service7-day forecast for the Tri-State area:MondayAccuWeather Alert: 1st Heat Wave. High 97.TuesdayStays Steamy. High 90.WednesdayAfternoon thunderstorm. High 86.ThursdayHumid storms with a high of 90.FridayHumid storms again. High 85.SaturdayPartly sunny with a high of 84.SundaySunny and nice. High of 85.EMBED More News Videos New Yorkers flocked to the beach on Saturday to deal with extreme heat. MORE ACCUWEATHER RESOURCESAdvisories, watches and warnings from the National Weather ServiceCheck AccuTrack RadarSchool closings and delaysFor weather updates wherever you go, please download the AccuWeather app.
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Code Red Extreme Heat Alert was issued for Baltimore starting Sunday, July 19, through Wednesday, July 22, as a heatwave brings dangerous heat to the region. An Excessive Heat Warning goes into effect Sunday at noon for the Eastern Shore. The Baltimore area could see heat advisories or warnings as the area is expected to hit heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees. Excessive Heat Warning goes into affect Sunday at noon for the Eastern Shore. The #Baltimore area could see heat advisories or warnings as were expected to hit heat index values between 105° and 110°. #MDWX #WJZ pic.twitter.com/GNApoRANJL — Meg McNamara (@MegWJZ) July 18, 2020 Temperatures are expected to be 100 degrees...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Health Department today advised New Yorkers to take precautions to beat the heat. Here are tips and resources to deal with the sweltering and potentially life-threatening conditions:Active children and adults, and people with respiratory problems should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.New York City's Office of Emergency Management urges New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent serious illness that can result from the heat, especially among vulnerable individuals such as seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions.New Yorkers who are vulnerable should use air conditioning to stay cool, go to a place that has air conditioning if it is not available at home,...
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — The National Park Services said Saturday that Billy Goat Trail-A in Montgomery County will be closed Sunday and Monday due to extreme heat in Maryland. The National Park Services said that, over the last few days, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has responded to multiple incidents of hikers being dehydrated or experiencing heat illness. They also said rescue teams have had to hand out several hundred bottles of water to unprepared hikers showing signs of heat exhaustion over the last few days. The National Park Services posted tips for those who intend to hike at other locations this weekend. Visitors to all areas of the park should be prepared for extreme conditions and use caution,...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Here comes the heat! After a few pop-up showers and thunderstorms, late in the day and overnight across mainly southern parts of the region, it will be a hot and somewhat humid Saturday for many of us. Dangerous heat is going to an ongoing problem across the area through Monday and possibly Tuesday. Remember to limit your time outside and stay hydrated when conditions get this hot and humid
    A heat emergency continues in D.C. as temperatures are forecast to climb into the mid to upper 90s by Saturday afternoon. The high temperatures, which with humidity may feel like 100 degrees or more at times, are expected to stick around for at least the next week. It is forecast to be sunny Saturday with a chance of isolated showers south of the District, according to Storm Team4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts. While a small break in humidity is expected, humid conditions are expected to return Sunday. Listen to WTOP online and on the radio at 103.5 FM or 107.7 FM. Current traffic conditions Weather forecast Closings and Delays Sign up for WTOP alerts Sunday’s heat index could reach...
    A MUM has caused outrage online after admitting bathing in Deep Heat. The woman uses the Foam Bath product from the pain relief rub range, which is famous for causing a hot, tingling sensation on the skin. 3A mum has caused outrage after admitting to bathing in Deep HeatCredit: Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group/Facebook She took to the Facebook group Extreme Couponing & Bargains UK where she shared a snap of the product which is intended to be used in the bath. Captioning her post she wrote: “£2.49 from home bargains!! Amazing