30 minutes ago / 7:35 pm EDT
NWS map highlights stark difference in temperature in California
The National Weather Service’s map highlights how hot parts of California are and how that can change.
The map shows that parts of inland California near San Francisco hit triple digits, even up to 108 degrees. Temperatures near the water remained mild, in the 60s and 70s.
2 hours ago / 6:09 PM EDT
Busy weekend for Southern California firefighters
Rising temperatures kick off wildfire season for Southern California firefighters.
The fast-moving Rabbit Fire broke out Friday afternoon near Beaumont, California. The fire spread quickly in steep and bushy terrain, and to this day it has spread to 7,600 acres.
The fire — the largest of four in Riverside County southeast of Los Angeles — marked the start of California’s wildfire season, fueled by intense heat scorching across the southern U.S.
The fire broke out in difficult terrain but near residential areas in Beaumont, a city of about 55,000 people. Firefighters are working to build a containment line to protect residential areas along the northeastern edge of the burned area. So far, no structures have been damaged on Sunday afternoon. More than 800 workers have been tasked with fighting the fire, it is estimated that about 10% have been contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
One person was injured in the Rabbit Fire; The circumstances of the injury were not immediately clear.
“It was a civilian who was injured. We do not have information on the type of injury. That is just right. Maggie Cline De La Rosa, Cal Fire’s fire information officer, said she was transported to a local hospital by ground ambulance.
South Coast Air Quality Management Area Extension of wildfire smoke advisory to tomorrow for communities near the Rabbit fire, including Beaumont, Coachella Valley and Hemet.
Those areas are dealing with wildfire smoke in addition to high concentrations of ozone produced during the recent heatwave as heat and sunlight interact with local pollutants.
2 hours ago / 6:12 PM EDT
Jason Aldean cuts concert short after heat-related issues
Country star Jason Aldean said he did great after he cut a concert short because of the heat.
Aldean said a combination of dehydration and heat exhaustion forced him to cut his performance at the Xfinity Theater yesterday in Connecticut.
“Anyone who was at the show knows how hot it was,” he said in a video posted to his Twitter account.
Aldean said he’s been given an infusion and plans to give a gig tonight in Saratoga Springs, New York.
2 hours ago / 6:14 PM EDT
California’s Death Valley heats up as devastating heatwave continues
Long the hottest place on Earth, Death Valley has put a hot exclamation mark today on a warm record Meteorologists say the summer is scorching nearly the entire globe by flirting with some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded.
Temperatures in Death Valley, which runs along part of central California’s border with Nevada, are forecast to hit 128 degrees (53.33 degrees Celsius) today in the aptly named Loch, Service National Weather said.
The hottest temperature ever recorded is 134 degrees in July 1913 at Furnace Creek, said Randy Ceverny, records coordinator for the World Meteorological Organization, which is recognized as a world record holder. Temperatures at or above 130 degrees have only been recorded on Earth a few times, mainly in Death Valley.
“With global warming, such temperatures are becoming more and more likely,” Ceverny said in an email. “Longer term: Global warming is causing higher and more frequent temperature events. Short term: This particular weekend is being driven by a very, very strong upper-level pressure over the western US.”
Meteorologists are watching for high clouds today in the temperature-controlled area.
“The all-time record looks pretty safe as of today,” said Matt Woods, a meteorologist at the Las Vegas office of the National Weather Service, which oversees Death Valley.
2 hours ago / 6:15 pm EDT
Wildfires outside Los Angeles draw help from Utah and Colorado
Firefighters from Utah and Colorado are supporting local efforts to contain fire fast moving brushAngeles National Forest said in a tweet.
“With increased firefighting activity and extreme weather conditions, fire officials deployed additional firefighters from outside the state,” the forest said.
Fast-moving wildfires outside of Los Angeles already has pushed for evacuation.
2 hours ago / 6:16 PM EDT
Cloud cover brings light respite in Phoenix, part of Louisiana
The National Weather Service said Phoenix will probably not have record high temperatures thanks to cloud cover. It notes that the temperature will still rise.
The service also extends heat advice to Louisiana, noting that forecasts show heat index values reaching 105 to 110 degrees before the storms.
2 hours ago / 6:17 PM EDT
Boulder, Colo., the National Weather Service issued a temperature advisory on Monday; near-record temperatures expected
Near-record temperatures are expected in the Boulder, Colorado area tomorrow.
2 hours ago / 6:18 PM EDT
More than 1,000 US flights canceled due to heavy storms hitting the Northeast
More than 1,000 flights into and out of the Northeast were canceled as storms continued to sweep the region over the weekend.
More than 1,160 flights to and from the US were canceled as of Sunday afternoon, more than 350 flights to and from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, tracking online Flight knowledge.
Inclement weather caused the John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports in New York and Newark Airport to ground operations. Federal Aviation Administration. Both airlines announced on Twitter that they were experiencing flight disruptions due to weather and encouraged travelers to check with their airlines before heading to the airport.
Thunder and heavy rain hit the Northeast over the weekend, with the heaviest rainfall expected to hit New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.
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2 hours ago / 6:19 PM EDT
Vermont faces another storm and possible flooding
Less than a week after intense storms caused massive flooding, Vermont could be facing another flood.
NWS Burlington said this morning that the flood warning is in effect through the evening, with minor flooding expected.