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Heat dome warning this week, these are the affected areas

2024-06-11T13:47:48+00:00
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Meteorologists report that a remarkable heat dome will persist in areas of the country this week.

This is affecting outdoor plans and increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses.

This heat wave, which began late last week, shows no signs of relenting, especially affecting the Southwest and the interior Northwest.

Meteorologists have warned that the situation will continue for several days, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit in many areas.

WHERE IN THE US WILL THE HEAT DOME IMPACT?

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The so-called heat dome has settled in the Western states, bringing with it extreme temperatures that will affect millions of people.

In recent days, numerous daily temperature records have been broken across the West, according to AccuWeather.

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In Las Vegas, daytime high temperatures reached 111 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday and 110 degrees on Friday, setting new records on both days.

Further north, in Washington state, places like Quillayute observed temperatures near 80 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking the previous record of 74 degrees set in 2015.

As a reference, early June temperatures in Quillayute are typically around 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Due to the high temperatures, residents are urged to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

Authorities recommend drinking plenty of fluids, wearing lightweight and loose clothing, and staying in air-conditioned rooms whenever possible.

It is also advised to keep an eye on children and the elderly, as they can be more vulnerable to the effects of a heat dome.

The extreme heat of the heat dome will primarily affect the following areas in the US:

Southwest US: Including parts of Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Interior Northwest: Including parts of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

The resurgence of heat will have a notable impact on outdoor plans.

High temperatures can make activities like hiking, camping, and other outdoor events dangerous.

Local authorities and AccuWeather meteorologists recommend planning alternative activities in cool places and ensuring access to water and shade.

For those who must be outdoors, it is crucial to take preventive measures such as drinking water regularly, even if not thirsty.

As well as wearing light-colored, loose clothing to reflect heat and taking breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas, all to avoid suffering from the heat dome this week in the US.

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