These are historical days in Canada and Western U.S. with lots of monthtly records broken: yesterday Lytton jumped to 39.6°C, a new September record for British Columbia.
🔥 The intense heatwave, expected to last about a week, is forecast to peak between Sunday and Tuesday as it becomes entrenched and spreads over more territory.
Temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal, more typical of mid-July than early September, will be widespread.
Some areas will see temperatures more than 20 degrees above normal between Sunday and Tuesday, elevating the heat into historic territory.
🚩 Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento are all included in excessive heat warnings through the Labor Day weekend, with temperatures forecast to spike to hazardous levels on one of the most popular days for outdoor recreation.
Some of the hottest weather will settle into California’s densely populated San Joaquin Valley, where highs could approach 46°C.
🏴☠️ The most extreme heat will affect the most heat-prone location in the world: Death Valley in California.
The National Weather Service is predicting a high of 51°C degrees on Saturday, 50°C on Sunday and 51°C on Labor Day.
The September record in Death Valley is 50.5°C degrees, so the area has multiple chances of tying or even breaking that. There’s an outside chance it climbs as high as 52°C, which would tie the world record for September.
📸 Graphics provided by Meteociel