China News Service, August 14th. According to the US "World Journal" report, parts of the western United States will continue to be in dangerously high temperature from the 14th until early next week. More than 34 million people in California and the southwest will be exposed to high temperature warnings. In the next few days, places such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson and Salt Lake City may break high temperature records one after another.
According to reports, the formation of high-temperature weather is due to the heat emitted by Hurricane Elida entering the area, and the tropical humidity formed is higher than normal humidity, so this high-temperature weather is particularly dangerous.
Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, said: "Usually, California heat waves are dry heat, but this time due to the unusual hurricane'Elida' residual material (affected), more moisture is added to the atmosphere. Make California more sultry.” Los Angeles will be baked at temperatures above 95 degrees Fahrenheit (about 35 degrees Celsius) throughout the weekend.
According to the report, the temperature in Las Vegas may soar to 45 degrees Celsius on the 16th; Phoenix has set a record high this summer, and the temperature is expected to soar to 46.1 degrees Celsius in the next seven days; and in Death Valley, known as one of the hottest places on earth (Death Valley), is expected to reach 52.8 degrees Celsius on the 17th. At the same time, extreme heat occurred at the same time as the southern California wildfires; the Los Angeles County wildfires expanded to 10,000 acres in less than four hours.
In addition, thousands of people in the Central and Southern Plains also received high temperature warnings on the 13th. In cities such as Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston, the high temperature may reach 37.8 to 41.7 degrees Celsius; Dallas, Amarillo and El Paso (El Paso), the temperature may hit a single-day high on the 13th. Austin, Texas is also in a high temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius. The area has been above this temperature for 11 consecutive days, and the high temperature may continue for at least five days.
At the same time, the US National Hurricane Center forecast pointed out that on the morning of the 13th local time, tropical storm "Josephine" (Josephine) formed in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm is the tenth named storm in the Atlantic hurricane season in 2020, with a maximum sustained wind speed of 45 miles per hour. Generally speaking, the tenth named storm in the hurricane season does not usually form until October 19.
As of 5 pm on the 13th local time, "Josephine" is located about 865 miles southeast of the northern Leeward Islands. The storm is not expected to intensify into a hurricane and may dissipate in the next five days.