Spik­ing tem­per­a­tures, fire dan­ger in U.S. heat wave

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A heat wave blan­ket­ing the U.S. South­west is top­pling tem­per­a­ture records, rais­ing wild­fire dan­ger and send­ing res­i­dents to pools and beaches for cool re­lief. The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice says the mer­cury in Utah will re­main in triple dig­its Thurs­day, a day after Salt Lake City’s air­port reached a record 105 de­grees 40.5 C). In the Sierra Ne­vada, fire dan­ger warn­ings are posted from Se­quoia to Yosemite. Heat warn­ings are in place in Ari­zona, where tem­per­a­tures in Phoenix could hit 117 (47 C). The heat build­ing into the week­end re­sults from high pres­sure over the desert.

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