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After hottest June ever, U.S. braces for new heatwave in West

WorldJul 11, 2021 03:56AM ET
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(Reuters) - Western states are bracing for more scorching weather this weekend after the hottest month of June on record in the United States killed scores of people, strained electric grids and depleted reservoirs.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for much of the West through Monday evening, predicting "dangerously hot conditions" including temperatures up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celsius) in Death Valley, California.

Temperatures are expected to soar above 100 degrees F (40 degrees C) in multiple states.

"Long standing record high temperature values are likely to be rivaled or broken," the weather service said, warning of the elevated risk of heat-related illnesses.

The extended heatwave, which coincides with a record-setting drought, has already killed at least 116 people in Oregon alone, the state medical examiner said.

The extremes in the Pacific Northwest would have been "virtually impossible" without human-caused climate change, according to a study by World Weather Attribution, a collaboration of climate scientists around the world.

The National Weather Service's color-coded map shows most of California and large swathes of Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Arizona shaded pink for an excessive heat warning, meaning temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 105 degrees. https://twitter.com/NWSWPC/status/1413526441967472642/photo/1

Further patches of those same states plus Washington, New Mexico and Colorado are colored in orange for a heat advisory, when temperatures are expected between 100 and 104 degrees.

This comes after the hottest June in 127 years of record-keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration.

The average June temperature in the contiguous United States was 72.6, or 4.2 degrees above average, surpassing the record set in June 2016 by 0.9 of a degree, the NOAA said.

Eight states recorded their hottest June on record and another six states logged their second hottest June, the NOAA said.

After hottest June ever, U.S. braces for new heatwave in West
 

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Mart Bab
Rubberduck1973 Jul 11, 2021 8:00AM ET
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So happy the US is bearing the brunt of extreme weather . As if the climate gods know who is the biggest producer of CO2 an non believers of climate change. Can’t wait till hurricane season hits
Klaus Weyers
Klaus Weyers Jul 11, 2021 3:35AM ET
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if people believe this only man made climate change baloney pushed by the left. . I have a nice steel bridge for sale in lower manhattan..
Vlad Lozovskiy
Vlad Lozovskiy Jul 11, 2021 12:42AM ET
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It is time to put US on lockdown because it is too hot. We never had 102 degrees and here it is again!
Joseph Armour
Joseph Armour Jul 10, 2021 9:22PM ET
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Well, I guess since the weather and temperatures have always been exactly the same for hundreds of millions of years with no drastic changes ever, it is reasonable to blame it on humans and their tech. I wonder, however, where the fantasy of ice ages came from? Probably some dinosaur pushing his propaganda again.
Martin Lewis
Martin Lewis Jul 10, 2021 7:51PM ET
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Project Veritas recorded a video with CNN admitting that the plan when Biden took office was to switch the narrative after COVID-19 to climate change. Can easily find this video on the Project Veritas website last year. There is a reason the media has been pushing out this DNC talking point nonstop since Biden took office...just marching orders. Same way they are also hamming up any issue related to infrastructure ever since the infrastructure bill was declined. Media just pushing out propaganda for DNC agenda in unison. These MSM organizations receive literal press talking points sheets directly from the DNC, which is why you see them all start using the same headlines and buzz words at the same time...instead of doing any actual journalism, now they just regurgitate it North Korea-style.
Martin Lewis
Martin Lewis Jul 10, 2021 7:51PM ET
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Sorry, the referenced Project Veritas video was earlier this year, not last year. It was part of the series where they exposed CNN admitting that they engage in overt political propaganda intended to influence the election and fearmonger regarding COVID.
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Martin Lewis Jul 10, 2021 7:48PM ET
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Project Veritas recorded a video with CNN admitting that the plan when Biden took office was to switch the narrative after COVID-19 to climate change. Can easily find this video on the Project Veritas website last year. There is a reason the media has been pushing out this DNC talking point nonstop since Biden took office...just marching orders. Same way they are also hamming up any issue related to infrastructure ever since the infrastructure bill was declined. Media just pushing out propaganda for DNC agenda in unison.
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Martin Lewis Jul 10, 2021 7:46PM ET
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OMG summer is hot, better give the government more power and trillions of more dollars to spend on wasteful government programs ! that will help stop the climate form changing...climate that has been changing since the formation of this planet.
Dr Bennett Frankel
Dr Bennett Frankel Jul 10, 2021 7:46PM ET
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Sooo true
 
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