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50 Million Americans Hit by ‘Record-Breaking’ Heat Wave

50 Million Americans Hit by ‘Record-Breaking’ Heat Wave . A “dangerous” heat wave is hitting the western United States. . An estimated 50 million Americans are being impacted. . Excessive heat warning and advisories have been put in place for Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California. . According to the National Weather Service, the heat wave has already tied and broken several “all-time records.” . Dangerous and record-breaking heat to continue across portions of the West and Central Plains … A few monthly and even all-time records have already been tied/broken this week associated with the current stretch of heat, National Weather Service, via ‘The Hill’. Utah’s Salt Lake City hit 107 degrees, a high that has only been hit once before in the last 147 years. . The heat wave, paired with windy conditions, also poses an increased risk for drought and fires in several areas. . Fire weather will remain active across the West today and tomorrow. Dry and windy conditions will lead to several areas of elevated fire weather, National Weather Service, via ‘The Hill’
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