Extreme heat in the southwestern United States • Earth.com

Extreme heat in the southwestern United States

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the extreme heat currently gripping the southwestern United States.

This week, a large high pressure system hovered over the region, causing record breaking temperatures in many places.

Temperatures hit 117 degrees Fahrenheit in Las Vegas, Nevada, 119 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenix, Arizona, and even 122 degrees Fahrenheit in Palm Springs, California.

Needles, California broke its own heat record hitting 125 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sadly, several deaths have already been reported relating to the extreme weather.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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