Fire in Wenatchee, Washington, Burns Homes, Businesses; Evacuations Ordered

Fueled by hot, dry and windy conditions, a grass fire forced dozens of evacuations and threatened homes and businesses in Washington, Sunday night. (@edwin.medina5/Instagram)

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Record Heat Spreads This Week

End Time Bible Prophecy Record heat tempsSOURCE

It’s not “officially” summer just yet. The summer solstice is next Friday, June 21. However, blistering summer heat is cooking the Southwest. Over the past few days, we’ve seen the hottest temperatures so early in the calendar in….

  • Las Vegas:  112 on Saturday beat the previous earliest high of 112 or hotter set on June 12, 1940.
  • Red Bluff, Calif.:  112 on Saturday beat their previous earliest high of 112 or hotter set on June 15, 1961.
  • Death Valley, Calif.:  126 on Saturday beat their previous earliest high of 126 or hotter set on June 16, 2000.  They also hit 125 on Sunday, and had a Sunday morning low of only 96 degrees!  According to the NWS-Las Vegas, they were 115 degrees at noon Sunday!  
  • Denver:  99 on Monday beat their previous earliest high of 99 or hotter set on June 13, 2006. On Tuesday, the Mile High City recorded its earliest 100-degree temperature on record.
  • Las Animas, Colo.: A high of at least 110 on Tuesday beat the previous earliest 110-degree reading set during the Dust Bowl on June 18, 1936.
  • Tribune, Kan. and Hill City, Kan.: Topped out at 111 degrees on Tuesday.

 

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