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Salt Lake City hit 107 degrees, tying its hottest temperature ever recorded year-round and establishing a record for June.

Denver made it to 101 degrees, breaking the daily record of 97 set in 1952 and 1993.

Billings, Mont., made it to 108 degrees, tying the city’s hottest temperature recorded, on July 14, 2002.

Laramie, Wyo., soared to 94 degrees, while Sheridan hit 107, both matching their highest temperatures on record.

Casper, Wyo., hit 101 degrees, nabbing a new daily record by a whopping 8 degrees. It’s also its hottest temperature observed on record so early in the year.

Death Valley, Calif., logged a high of 124.1 degrees, the highest temperature in the Lower 48 this year;

Needles, Calif., made it to 121, setting a new daily record, and Palm Springs, Calif., to 120, topping its daily record by 4 degrees.

Las Vegas snagged a high of 114 degree, falling just a bit short of the record of 116, seen in 1940.

Phoenix hit 115 degrees, tying a daily record high set in 1974.

A very diffuse, thin veil of smoke from the nearby Telegraph Fire probably reduced the temperature by a degree or two below what was originally forecast.
The [CA] Central Valley will be the bull’s eye for heat, coming a day after widespread 100-degree readings. Lower 100s are likely Wednesday, followed by highs between 105 and 110 degrees Thursday and several readings topping 110 degrees Friday.

A high of 110 degrees is expected in Sacramento on Thursday, which would beat the previous record by 7 degrees. Another record high of 107 is possible Thursday. The local Weather Service office advertised a “widespread high to very high heat risk.”

Bakersfield, Calif., is expecting three consecutive days near or at 110 degrees. That’s impressive but still a far cry from July 1908, when the city recorded 22 days in a row at or above 108. The Weather Service office in Hanford, Calif., referred to the forecast highs as “dangerously hot, life-threatening temperatures.”

Meanwhile, a spattering of wildfires has sparked up across California and the Southwest, including the 139,615-acre Telegraph Fire about 60 miles east of Phoenix, which was 59 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. A number of smaller spot fires have ignited along the Sierra Nevada foothills. Some of the smoke from the Arizona wildfires may reach New England on Friday, tinging sunsets with more vibrant shades.

The anomalous temperatures can be traced to an enormous “heat dome,” or a large area of high pressure languishing over the Four Corners region. That brings sinking air, clear skies and hot temperatures, simultaneously diverting clouds and other weather systems well to the north.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/ ... peratures/
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It was lovely last week and this weekend for moving. Today is fucking hot. Giving our "new" old heat pump a go. Adding insulation to the attic has moved up the priority list. Been busting my ass the last three days framing out the basement for the kid's room and my office. Tomorrow, start insulation and wiring. Fun, fun!

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It hit 100 degrees at 9 am this morning, high of 108 today.

I've been through Blythe, on the Colorado River. Hot and humid this time of year like Bullhead City, AZ, I was there a few years ago in the summer and it was 124 degrees and humid. Took refuge in the Laughlin, NV casinos next door where it was cool.

You have one of the few houses in CA with a basement featureless, they are rare. Stay hydrated and don't get overheated.
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We have a basement in California, too, but it's not like what you'd think. Like a cellar. The wood stove brick chimney from the kitchen above goes all the way down into there, with a clean-out door at the bottom. This chimney is right in the middle of the cellar. The floor heater (1927) and the water heater are down there too. Barely enough room for the goats.

Didn't make it to 100 yesterday. I will whine at 103 if we get there today. I'll water as soon as the sun is up and hope my little new plantings get through the hot days. Got some yellow beans coming up and got a new daphne a week ago, so she's a bit delicate right now. I might put an old t shirt on her in the hot afternoon.

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An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U.S. West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decades-long drought.

Phoenix, which is seeing some of the highest temperatures this week, tied a record for the second day in a row when it reached 115 degrees (46 Celsius) Wednesday and was expected to hit 117 (47 Celsius) each of the next two days, the National Weather Service said.

Scientists who study drought and climate change say that people living in the American West can expect to see more of the same in the coming years.

“Heat waves are getting worse in the West because the soil is so dry” from the region’s megadrought, said Park Williams, a University of California, Los Angeles, climate and fire scientist who has calculated that soil in the western half of the nation is the driest it has been since 1895. “We could have two, three, four, five of these heat waves before the end of the summer.”

A few clouds were holding the temperatures down slightly in the desert region of southwest Arizona and southeast California. But there was no real relief expected from the excessive heat warning in effect until at least Sunday. Palm Springs hit a high of 120 degrees on Tuesday,

The dome of high pressure spread over the West the week before the official start of summer, causing unusually hot days and warm evenings.
In California, the operator of the state’s power grid is asking residents to voluntarily conserve power for a few hours Thursday evening as record-breaking heat blankets the West this week.

The California Independent System Operator issued the alert to help relieve stress on the grid. It asks people to set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, turn off unnecessary lights and avoid using major appliances. CEO Elliot Mainzer said the grid was stable and there was no expectation of rotating power outages, but that could change as temperatures spike in the coming days.
https://apnews.com/article/co-state-wir ... a8321748ea

Since the heat wave affects the whole western US, it could be hard for Cal ISO to find more out of state electricity if the grid becomes critical.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures across the West will be 10°F to 25°F above average for this time of year. Forecasters are not holding back in their use of language, either: "Dangerous and potentially deadly heat will continue throughout the Southwest and Intermountain West," forecasters wrote in an online discussion.
https://www.axios.com/heat-wave-expands ... 9d4d5.html
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Well we are now at 93.4 with a heat index of 99. with a 10% chance of rain. By Monday it is suppose to be 91 with a 50% chance of thunderstorms. We had one of the wettest May and June in a few years. Although June has dried out some. The lakes and rivers are full. But that will change later this summer.We have already had 100+ for a few days. That is not suppose to hit till late July and August. When we had the 100+ we also had 90% humidity.
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highdesert wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:11 am It hit 100 degrees at 9 am this morning, high of 108 today.

I've been through Blythe, on the Colorado River. Hot and humid this time of year like Bullhead City, AZ, I was there a few years ago in the summer and it was 124 degrees and humid. Took refuge in the Laughlin, NV casinos next door where it was cool.

You have one of the few houses in CA with a basement featureless, they are rare. Stay hydrated and don't get overheated.
Well, it's not really a basement. But it sort of is. It's a 9 foot tall concrete block first floor with a slab. Stick built house above. But it's about 15 degrees cooler down there. Plan to put in a minisplit for downstairs to separate the upstairs to its own zone. Didn't get to the walls today. Almost got the subfloor down, but laying 2 inches of foam and then 2x3 sleepers that need to be anchored to the slab is... tedious. :)

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Weather’s warm. I may be having to reconcile our need to replace our AC systems. Yesterday, the main units breakers kept getting thrown.

Forty years ago I drove around with my 1968 Volvo P1800 with the heater stuck on. I never did fix it. LoL.
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107 yesterday, forecast is 106 today and slowly going down. It hasn't been cooling down at night like normal. A/c makes is bearable. Looks like the same weather pattern into August for my area.
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About 60 at sunrise, and then it'll rise 45 or more degrees before sunset.

Water your plants in the morning and in the evening. Cover the delicate ones in the hot sun. Make sure your animals have shade and water. Put a dish of water out for the birds and the bees.

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Missed my usual walk yesterday and felt it, so out by 7 am this morning for a short walk at 95 degrees. Did a little quick shopping and back home by 9 am and the temp was already 100. It never cooled down last night so on went the a/c at 10 am, I usually don't turn it on until noon or early afternoon. So Cal Edison is going to make a lot of money off of me this year.
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105 F at 1 pm, still rising.

On a related note:
An unrelenting drought and record heat, both worsened by the changing climate, have pushed the water supply at Northern California's Lake Oroville to deplete rapidly. As a result of the "alarming levels," officials will likely be forced to close the Edward Hyatt Power Plant for the first time since it opened in 1967, California Energy Commission spokesperson Lindsay Buckley told CNN.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/17/us/calif ... index.html

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Supposed to be 106F today, one degree cooler. The heat wave is supposed to end in my region on Sunday evening. And the next heat wave starts July 4th if the forecast is right. Few wildfires in the state at this time, but summer storms bring dry lightning and summer winds which cause a lot of fires so we haven't dodged the bullet.
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CDFingers wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:09 pm 105 F at 1 pm, still rising.

On a related note:
An unrelenting drought and record heat, both worsened by the changing climate, have pushed the water supply at Northern California's Lake Oroville to deplete rapidly. As a result of the "alarming levels," officials will likely be forced to close the Edward Hyatt Power Plant for the first time since it opened in 1967, California Energy Commission spokesperson Lindsay Buckley told CNN.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/17/us/calif ... index.html

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Bill Maher made some great points about agriculture getting tons of water for growing almonds. For instance he said it takes 1900 gallons of water to grow 1 lb of almonds. https://www.motherjones.com/environment ... ts-charts/
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Citrus, at 67 gal./lb. for oranges, 61 gal./lb. for grapefruit and 77 gal./lb. for lemons. Plums require 261 gal./lb., apricots 154 gal./lb. and peaches 109 gal./lb. Avocados are also higher on the list at 141 gal./lb., while apples, bananas, grapes, and kiwis all take less than 100 gal./lb. Strawberries, pineapple, and watermelon require less than 50 gallons of water per pound of fruit.
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CDFingers wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:24 am Put a fan in a doorway on the floor, so it pulls in the colder air. Open the top of the windows to let the hot air out.

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Have shop fans and opened vented window on the upper floor. It’s already near same temp outside. We just went to a petsmart and bought one of our cats a cooling pad. LoL. Can’t really keep doors open, but I have cracked some windows. We have a portable AC unit on the first floor and shop fans to push the air up. AC guy is putting a proposal for two AC systems, one for our first floor and a larger unit for the 2 nd and third. I calculated the first could do with a one ton, the old is a 1.5, but I’ll see what the proposal says. The larger system will be a 3 ton. All I can do. Need to open up some wall and ceiling for new lines.
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