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California Just Recorded the Hottest Temperature on Earth | ካሊፎርኒያ በምድር ላይ በጣም ሞቃታማውን የሙቀት መጠን መዝግባለች

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on September 5, 2022

🔥 California Burning / ካሊፎርኒያ ተቃጠለች

🔥 Cali Thermometer – Axum Obelisk

በካሊፎርኒያ የሚገኘው “የሞት ሸለቆ” በዓለማችን ሞቃታማውን የመስከረም ወር የሙቀት መጠንን አስመዝግቧል። ፻፳፯/127 ዲግሪ ፋራንሃይት ወይንም ፶፫/53 ዲግሪ ሴልሲየስ መትቷል። ከዳሎላችን ሙቀት ከፍ ብሎ። እንቁላሉ ላይ እንቁላል መጥበስ ይቻላል ማለት ነው።

🔥 California Heat Wave: How Hot Will it Get? – USA TODAY

A dangerous and sweltering heat wave will continue to consume much of the western U.S., especially California on Friday through the Labor Day weekend, the National Weather Service said.

The intense heat is putting a strain on the electrical grid and exacerbating wildfire concerns, which only grew Friday as a fast-moving fire forced at least 5,000 residents to evacuate in Northern California.

Temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s and lower 100s will result in widespread daily records each day for much of the region, the Weather Service said.

The National Weather Service said notorious hot spot Death Valley soared to 124 degrees Friday, nearing the hottest September temperature ever recorded on Earth of 126 degrees. The hellish location already holds the record for the world’s hottest temperature of 134 degrees, set in 1913.

About 50 million people, mostly in the Western U.S., were under excessive heat warnings and watches along with heat advisories on Friday. Nearly all of California is under an excessive heat waring.

Elsewhere, many monthly temperature records are likely to be broken in inland areas of California, according to UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain.

Death Valley inched toward breaking the highest September temperature ever recorded on Earth, reaching a sweltering 124 degrees on Friday. The record is 126 degrees.
Forecasters cautioned that Death Valley’s famous Furnace Creek thermometer could produce even higher readings.

“That’s not the official thermometer – so that would actually not be used to set the records,” said Brian Planz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Las Vegas.
“Little to no relief from the heat overnight will only increase the heat stress and create a potentially dangerous situation for sensitive individuals,” the Weather Service warned.

HIGH HEAT: What is the hottest temperature ever recorded? Where on Earth was it?
“This heat may produce a very high risk of heat illness,” the Weather Service in Los Angeles said.

The Capital Weather Gang said, “Close to 38 million people, the vast majority of them in California and Arizona, are predicted to experience highs hitting the century mark in the coming week.”

AccuWeather chief meteorologist Jonathan Porter said: “The risks associated with this heat wave are even more concerning than other heat waves because this will be happening through the Labor Day weekend, a holiday weekend when many people are spending additional time outdoors and may be less aware of the heat risks.

“The heat wave will be notable due to its persistence – day after day of extreme heat with temperatures, in some locations such as California’s capital of Sacramento, near or exceeding 110 degrees for three or more days in a row,” Porter said.

“Extreme caution” is advised for people who go outdoors, the Weather Service in Sacramento said.

Wildfires and power outages were high on the list of concerns among California officials on Friday.

In California, wildfires chewed through rural areas north of Los Angeles and east of San Diego, racing through bone-dry brush and prompting evacuations.

In northwestern Los Angeles County, the intense Route Fire near Castaic raged through more than 8 square miles of hills containing scattered houses late Wednesday. Traffic was snarled on Interstate 5, a major north-south route running through the fire area. Containment was estimated at 37% Friday morning.

Wednesday, seven firefighters fighting the blaze in triple-digit temperatures were taken to hospitals for heat-related illness. All were released.

More than 1,500 people had to evacuate eastern San Diego County when the Border 32 fire erupted Wednesday, eventually hospitalizing two and destroying 10 structures. As of Friday, the fire remained at just under 7 square miles and containment increased to 20%.
And in Northern California, a fast-moving fire forced at least 5,000 residents to evacuate and threatened hundreds of homes after the blaze spread to 500 acres in about an hour, the Siskiyou Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

State officials hope to avoid rolling blackouts by asking residents to voluntarily use less power, even as the heat tempts Californians to crank up their air conditioners.

“One of the big unknowns in this (whether blackouts will happen) is that we also expect wildfires,” said Daniel Kammen, an energy professor at the University of California, Berkeley: “And wildfires will cause us to have to shut down certain transmission lines, de-energizing them to prevent wildfires.

“Then we could get into a situation where those rolling brownouts, we call them, when they’re scheduled, we tell people in advance. But right now, none of them are anticipated,” Kammen told USA TODAY.


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Heatwave Scorches Europe, From London To Siberia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 21, 2017

My Note: The State of Arizona — where SAUD agent canny CAIN McCain rules as a Senatorcould break scorching temperature records this summer.

These four eerie photos were taken by a friend – during the annual Ethiopian Feast of The Cross, Meskel, with its Damera – at a private lighting of torches on the eve, 27 Sep 2016.

Europe sizzled in a continent-wide heatwave on Wednesday, with London bracing for Britain’s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal battled to stamp out deadly forest fires.

More than 1,000 firefighters were still fighting to control the flames that broke out in central Portugal at the weekend, killing 64 people.

Cooler weather was aiding their efforts, but thermometers were still hovering around 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) — a level matched across oven-like swathes of Europe, including Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and even alpine Switzerland.

Two forest fires have also broken out since Sunday on Croatia’s southern Adriatic coast, prompting the authorities to evacuate 800 tourists, though the blazes have now been brought under control.

We were scared, it’s true,” a Swedish tourist who gave her name only as Karolina told local media. “From the hotel room window it seemed like the fire was at our doors.”

As the northern hemisphere marked the summer solstice, firefighters were on alert in Austria, where revellers were due to celebrate the longest day of the year by lighting bonfires for the festival of Saint John.

In Italy, forecasters say the current heatwave could turn out to be the most intense in 15 years, with temperatures around eight degrees above the seasonal average — 39 degrees Celsius in Milan and up to 30 in the Alps at an altitude of 1,000 metres (3,300 feet).

A study released Monday warned that deadly heatwaves will become more and more common around the world even if the rise in temperatures is capped at 2.0 degrees Celsius as targeted by the Paris Agreement to combat climate change.

Even if we outperform the Paris targets, the population exposed to deadly heat will be about 50 percent by 2100,” Camilo Mora, lead author of the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, told AFP. 

London sizzles –

Britain was set to see its first five-day stretch of temperatures over 30 degrees in June since 1995. The thermometer was forecast to hit 34 Celsius in west London, a record for the month since 1976.

In Guildford, southwest of the capital, a road surface melted on Tuesday, with motorists likening it to a bar of chocolate left out in the hot sun.

At the prestigious Royal Ascot horse races, organisers said they were considering relaxing the strict dress code for the first time.

And a thunderstorm was looming over the Glastonbury Music Festival, threatening mud just as an expected 200,000 revellers begin pitching their tents. 

Music lovers in France were also braving the heat, as the annual Fete de la Musique — a nationwide celebration with thousands of free street performances — kicked off under an official heatwave declared across many areas of the country.

The national postal service announced that its postmen would be calling on elderly and disabled residents living alone to check they were alright, with temperatures due to hit 37 Celsius in Paris.

A peak in pollution linked to the heat prompted police in the Paris region to reduce speed limits in some areas and divert heavy goods trucks, with the most polluting vehicles banned from the capital on Thursday. 

On Tuesday, the body of a 31-year-old man was pulled out of the Loire river in the central city of Tours after he got dragged down by the current while trying to cool down.

In Russia, Siberia was also suffering a heatwave, with temperatures of up to 37 Celsius in the city of Krasnoyarsk, Channel One television reported.

But at the other extreme, it was just one degree Celsius and snowing in Murmansk in northern Russia, the RIA Novosti news agency reported. Many residents are having to get by with no heating in their flats as centralised systems have been switched off for the summer.


Heat, Fire, Smoke & Death – It’s Ramadan in SAUD


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