VANCOUVER — British Columbia didn’t quite live up to pre-Canada Day predictions of all-time record shattering heat, but while the mark for the highest-ever Canadian temperature was not reached over the long weekend, the sizzling weather fried many local records.
In all, Environment Canada lists 15 new heat records set on Canada Day in communities from the south coast to the north and southeastern corners of B-C.
By James Roemer:
China Bakes, while Grain Market Will Still Follow US Weather
A Red Alert Continues for Parts of China. Call it Global Warming, Climate Change, whatever, but the heat wave in China is shattering records with many regions around Shanghai and the Yangtze River consistently over 100 degrees. The record heat may have some negative implications on certain sectors of the Chinese Economy, this quarter. Power shortages may be more common.
Record-breaking temperatures have been searing large swaths of China, resulting in dozens of heat-related deaths and prompting authorities to issue a national alert. As CNN reports, people are packing into swimming pools or taking refuge in caves in their attempts to escape the fierce temperatures. Local governments are resorting to cloud-seeding technology to try to bring rain to millions of acres of parched farmland.
Forecasters called for more supercharged temperatures Sunday as a heat wave gripped the Southwest, leaving one man dead and another hospitalized in serious condition in heat-aggravated incidents in this sunbaked city.
Temperatures in Las Vegas shot up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday afternoon, two degrees short of a record, while Phoenix baked in 119 degrees. Large swaths of California sweltered under extreme heat warnings, which are expected to last into Tuesday night – and maybe even longer.
A record heat wave has sent more than 40 people to hospitals in Las Vegas and prompted special protection for wild horses and the cancellation of a marathon elsewhere in Nevada. Authorities say some 30 people at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas were hospitalized on Friday afternoon for heat-related injuries when temperatures soared to 115 and tied the city's record for the date set in 1994.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A heat wave punishing several Western states brought at least record-tying temperatures to Death Valley and Las Vegas. The mercury rocketed to 128 degrees Sunday in Death Valley National Park, the National Weather Service said, tying the record for the hottest June day anywhere in the country.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A heat wave hitting the Yukon and Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of these normally chilly regions, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven — or a tropical paradise.
The temperature was expected to hit 28 degrees Celsius in Dawson City on Wednesday and the balmy weather is supposed to continue until Thursday. In June in Dawson City, the temperature doesn’t usually top 18 or 19 degrees.
An unrelenting heat wave gripped most of the Western United States this weekend, sending dozens to hospitals and shattering temperature records for this time of year in places like Death Valley and Las Vegas.