Western USA Will Be Hit By Extreme Heat Waves This Week
California is warning of hypothermia when trying to beat the heat.
It's going to start feeling like summer this week. Arizona, California, and Nevada will see extreme temperatures in the triple digits. This excessive heat warning for the Western USA could see temps as high as 113 F in some areas.
According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Western USA will see dangerously hot temps through this week.
Northern California will get very warm with daytime highs of up to 107 F. Parts of Phoenix, Arizona, will experience scorching temps of up to 113 F in the afternoon. At the same time, portions of southern Nevada will see highs that soar up to 120 F for Death Valley National Park.
The NWS wrote, "Dangerously hot conditions for late May with record to near record high temperatures expected."
California's heat advisory remains in effect until Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 7 p.m. Some of the state's rivers and streams will also be affected by the impending heatwave.
As snowmelt occurs, central California's rivers will be cold and swift. The NSW warns that it's dangerous to cool off in these places as you risk the chance of hypothermia.
There are many ways for you to beat the heat. It's advised that you drink lots of water, relax in air-conditioned spaces, and stay out of the sun.
Exposure to such intense warmth can cause exhaustion, dehydration, and heat strokes.
Arizona residents will see a more extended advisory in place as the heat warning is in effect from Wednesday, May 27 through Saturday, May 30, 2020.
People who reside in southern Nevada will see a shorter advisory in place, as theirs is set to be in effect from Wednesday, May 27 through Friday, May 29, 2020.
If staying indoors is not an option, the NSW says that you can take extra precautions by wearing loose and lightweight clothing.
If you happen to be a resident of these western states, prepare for a hot and scorching week ahead.
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