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Record heat wave: 40 million Americans looking at dangerous temperatures this week – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-06-16 09:04:57 –

Chicago(NewsNation Now) — In some parts of the western United States, droughts and energy shortages are complicated by average temperatures of 15-20 degrees Celsius during this period over the next few days.

More than 40 million people have been hit by historic heat waves, causing misery and triple-digit fever.

Denver recorded 101 per day, Salt Lake City recorded 105, and Phoenix recorded 117. Las Vegas is projected to reach over 113 degrees Celsius today. Until Saturday.

In Texas, power authorities, who are alerting to high demand for electricity and the burden on the grid, are urging residents to reduce their electricity usage until Friday.

The relentless heat across the west raises new concerns. West Burn Treatment Center Touching hot surfaces can increase the number of patients with severe burns. Last summer, 104 people were seriously injured in contact with charred surfaces such as car door handles and asphalt at the Arizona Burn Treatment Center in Phoenix.

Dozens of cities (far east like Nebraska and far southwest like southern California) could report record temperatures up to about 100 on Wednesday. Just above the southwest.

Relief will not come until next Tuesday. High pressure comes out, low pressure goes out of the Pacific Ocean and takes in cold air from the Pacific Ocean.

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