heat wave

More hot weather in store for L.A.

SoCal heat wave to extend to weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California’s heat wave is expected to extend through the weekend, and health authorities are urging the public to take precautions. Los Angeles County’s health officer has declared a heat alert […]


Bode Layo,9, of Portage, Pa., floats in the pool at Crichton-McCormick Park in Portage, Pa., Tues., July 16, 2013.  Hot weather is expected through the weekend.  (AP Photo/Tribune-Democrat, John Rucosky)

PHOTO GALLERY: 5 things to know about the US heat wave

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first big heat wave of the summer is here, bearing down on all parts of the U.S., following temperatures that blistered the West Coast in June. Typically heat waves occur twice […]


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Death Valley temp may tie June record

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A heat wave smothering the West was rewriting record books, likely tying a more than century-old U.S. record in California as Las Vegas and other cities came out of their hottest […]


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Death Valley temps at least tie record

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 […]


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Southwest braces for more sizzling temperatures

LAS VEGAS (AP) – High temperatures brought discomfort to much of the Southwest on Sunday as many parts of the region were coming off record-breaking heat days and bracing for more sizzling temperatures. Triple-digit heat […]


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AP photographer describes 128-degree heat

FURNACE CREEK, Calif. (AP) – Associated Press photographer Chris Carlson is no stranger to heat. He grew up just outside Palm Springs, Calif. On Friday, he returned to his desert roots, leaving his home near […]


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Heat wave sends over 40 to hospitals in Las Vegas

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 […]


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Weekend heat wave to bake Southern California

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A strong high-pressure system settling over the region Friday and through the weekend will bring extreme temperatures to the already blazing Southwest. Notoriously hot Death Valley in California is forecast […]


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How hot is it in the western US? Real hot

The heat wave that is gripping the western U.S. is one of the worst in years, with desert locations in the Southwest seeing temperatures approach 120 degrees. To give some perspective on the heat, here […]


Study: Calif. heat waves increasing toward coast

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new study by climate researchers suggests California heat waves are trending toward being more humid with elevated nighttime temperatures and are becoming stronger in populous coastal areas. The trend contrasts […]


Lancaster sets mark of 22 days of high heat

(AP) – Southern California is in for some cooling but not before setting a heat duration record. The National Weather Service says the 105-degree reading Sunday at the Lancaster airport marked the 22nd day in […]


Back to school with heat wave

(CNS) – With thousands of students back in classrooms today for the first day of school, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said they were taking precautions to keep the Southland heat wave from impacting […]