Sunday, June 19, 2016

Potentially deadly heat threatens Southwest U.S., could reach 120 degrees

Dangerous and potentially life-threatening heat is expected to spread across the Southwestern United States and occasionally reach the Plains states.

The Weather Channel reported that temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona could reach a 20-year high of almost 120 degrees.

Heat advisories, excessive heat warnings and excessive heat watches have been issued by the National Weather Service for several states in the South, Plains and Southwest.

  • The high temperatures are a result of a strong ridge of high pressure that will strengthen into next week, according to AccuWeather Western U.S. Expert Ken Clark.

"When a ridge of high pressure like this one forms in the middle to late June, it can deliver some of the hottest weather possible to the Desert Southwest," he said...

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