US Southwest heatwave set to reach world record levels

The temperature reads 118F (48C) on a sign outside a church in Sun City, Arizona on June 29, 2013
The temperature reads 118F (48C) on a sign outside a church in Sun City, Arizona on Saturday. The southwest of the United States sizzled Saturday as a heat wave baked the region amid predictions that temperatures in some areas could approach all-time record highs.

The southwest of the United States sizzled Saturday as a heat wave baked the region amid predictions that temperatures in some areas could approach all-time record highs.

The National Weather Service warned that the scorching heat could be life-threating and that it was not expected to let up for the next several days.

It said one of the hottest areas would be Death Valley, with temperatures there expected to be near 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celsius) on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

"Many locations will break daily records and even approach all-time records," the National Weather Service said on its website.

Simon Lunsford, 9, cools off in the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain in Los Angeles on June 28, 2013
Simon Lunsford, 9, cools off in the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain in Los Angeles on Friday. The states in the hot seat are California, Arizona and Nevada. Death Valley National Park is located partly in California and partly in Nevada.

Death Valley holds the world heat record—134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius) was recorded here on July 10, 1913.

The states in the hot seat are California, Arizona and Nevada. Death Valley National Park is located partly in California and partly in Nevada.

Saturday afternoon, expected temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada, to hit 117 degrees Fahrenheit (47 degrees Celsius). In Palm Springs, California, 119 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius) were possible, they said.

Captain, a boxer pitbull mix, sits with his owner in Echo Lake Park in Los Angeles, California on June 29, 2013
Captain, a boxer pitbull mix, sits with his owner in Echo Lake Park in Los Angeles, California on Saturday. The National Weather Service warned that the scorching heat could be life-threating and that it was not expected to let up for the next several days.

In Las Vegas, 30 people at an open air music festival had to be hospitalized Friday due to the heat, broadcaster NBC reported.


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Jun 30, 2013
Even hotter there today, looking for temperatures topping 34 celcius.

Jun 30, 2013
yep, another fake alarm just like co2 .

Jun 30, 2013
So far this year, the year has been trending such that it is around the 7th warmest ever recorded.

The year is young however.

Jun 30, 2013
There was a heat wave like this about 20 years ago in Phx, I moved! 110 days of 100+ degree temps, 35 of which were 110+, for the birds. It's as hot as plasma there.

Jun 30, 2013
More AGW Alarmist propaganda sensationalizing normal weather to fool only the AGW cult.
Signs of the desperation of the cult.

Jun 30, 2013
There was a heat wave like this about 20 years ago in Phx, I moved! 110 days of 100+ degree temps, 35 of which were 110+, for the birds. It's as hot as plasma there.

I was in Tucson at the time and remember 117F and t-shirts commemorating 100 days over 100.

Jun 30, 2013
It was plenty hot enough in central Alberta yesterday. I am glad I am not down there. Today I'll enjoy some fresh mountain air in the Rockies. Burgess Shale tour, perhaps?

I presume your means of transport produces NO CO2.

Jun 30, 2013
More AGW Alarmist propaganda sensationalizing normal weather to fool only the AGW cult.
Signs of the desperation of the cult.

Your incessant repetition of nothing of substance is a sign of your own desperation.

Jun 30, 2013
There was a heat wave like this about 20 years ago in Phx, I moved! 110 days of 100+ degree temps, 35 of which were 110+, for the birds. It's as hot as plasma there.

I was in Tucson at the time and remember 117F and t-shirts commemorating 100 days over 100.

I think the hottest day in Phx was 122 degrees, t-shirts stating 'I survived 122' were made. The airport was shut down because the tarmac was so soft in the heat. But it's a dry heat...

BTW, who schedules an outdoor music festival in Vegas during the summer?

Jul 01, 2013
Um... the deniers troll articles that have no AGW mention. It's a: "It hot, be careful" where no one is talking about AGW, where commentors are just simply complaining about how hot is/was here or there... Anyone else notice this strange disconnect?

Jul 01, 2013
I was in Victoria Australia when half the state was ablaze, the winds were 120Kmh and it was 52*C.........

Frightening stuff..........

Jul 01, 2013
According to CNN:

Highs in Las Vegas hit 117 on Sunday. This tied the all-time record for the city, first set in 1942 and tied in 2005, the National Weather Service reported.


and

The reason ( that civic officials say if there was ever a time to worry, this would be it) isn't just the oppressive heat that is plaguing the region: It's the fact it is expected to hang around, and possibly even get worse, over the next few days.


IPCC reports from 1990 onward say: (my paraphrase) "it's not just that it will get hotter, it will get hotter for longer periods of time"

Jul 01, 2013
A pathetic substitute for an actual point.


Wholly pathetic actually. The desperate whine of someone with nothing else left to argue. Specifically, the fallacy of Ad Hominem Tu Quoque.

Look that one up against seeing. If you read it slowly and look up the big words, you might even understand it.

Jul 02, 2013
AKA the fallacy of appeal to hypocrisy, which is par for AO, given his limited capacity for engaging in civil and rational discourse.

Jul 03, 2013
Look Uba Dumdum, another headline from that entity that wants to do something bad! Why are you not commenting here?

Jul 03, 2013
UTuba lacks the humour to be entertaining, the knowledge to be informative, and has all the charm and attraction of a deceased rat which suffered from leprosy and incontinence.

Jul 03, 2013
It was plenty hot enough in central Alberta yesterday. I am glad I am not down there. Today I'll enjoy some fresh mountain air in the Rockies. Burgess Shale tour, perhaps?

I presume your means of transport produces NO CO2.

You are certainly economical in your use of a variant of the nirvana fallacy, attack the messenger, and double standards, all in one loaded, irrelevant comment.

Ah, the typical AGW Alarmist turd's response to any comment on their - Do as I say, not as I do policy, is IRRELEVANT. Yep, these turds will save the world.

Jul 04, 2013
It was plenty hot enough in central Alberta yesterday. I am glad I am not down there. Today I'll enjoy some fresh mountain air in the Rockies. Burgess Shale tour, perhaps?

I presume your means of transport produces NO CO2.

You are certainly economical in your use of a variant of the nirvana fallacy, attack the messenger, and double standards, all in one loaded, irrelevant comment.

Ah, the typical AGW Alarmist turd's response to any comment on their - Do as I say, not as I do policy, is IRRELEVANT. Yep, these turds will save the world.

You lack the humour to be entertaining, the knowledge to be informative, and have all the charm and attraction of a deceased rat which suffered from leprosy and incontinence.

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