Phoenix heat stops planes from flying

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The heat also meant seven regional flights were delayed.

The California Independent System Operator, which manages the state energy grid, called for voluntary conservation until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

"Perhaps it's no surprise these cities could be in line to set records".

Heat waves are intimately tied to climate change as rising background temperatures make them more intense and common. Meteorologists regard it as a classic pre-monsoon phenomenon, indicating the heat will eventually be replaced by rain, the Weather Channel reported Tuesday. Excessive heat warnings have been extended through at least the end of the week from Arizona to northern California.

Phoenix and Las Vegas are expected stay in the triple digits throughout the week, though Tuesday was supposed to be the hottest day of the week.

Temperatures are expected to fall below the 100-degree mark after 8 p.m., so perhaps passengers will be able to travel beyond that.

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In the 54th minute, Jimenez received the ball in the penalty area and striking a shot to the upper right corner restored parity. In the second half, the Mexicans came out with a burning desire to change the course of the game.

Extreme temperatures in the Sacramento, California, area, where the high hit 105 on Tuesday and was expected to reach 108 on Wednesday, expanded moisture in the soil after an unusually wet winter, causing sidewalks and parts of U.S. Route 50 to break apart and sink.

(HealthDay)-With temperatures soaring so high that some planes couldn't take off in Phoenix on Tuesday, the heat wave scorching the Southwest for the next week should be taken very seriously, one emergency doctor warns.

Tucson missed its record high on Tuesday when it hit 116 degrees, but the combination of triple-digit afternoon temperature and a warm overnight low (87 degrees) set a record for average daily temperature, at 101.5 degrees.

According to CNBC, the hottest temperature Phoenix has ever recorded was 122 degrees on June 26, 1990.

"We're looking for people who may still be out in the sun or unable to find a cool place", said Amy McMullen of Phoenix Allies for Community Health.

The heat wave comes amid new research findings that almost 1 in 3 people now experience 20 days a year when the heat reaches deadly levels.

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The study of almost 2,000 deadly heat waves worldwide since 1980 was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, a monthly peer-reviewed journal.

Advisories and warnings for heat, cold, ice and snow are issued under different scenarios across the country because these cautionary statements are supposed to help the public be alerted to unusual conditions.

Ross Feinstein with American says only shorter routes are being affected.

The main burn centre in Phoenix warned people to be careful around auto interiors and pavement and with their pets.

Morgan Reed of Phoenix radio station KSLX plays with a puppy wearing elastic booties to protect its paws Tuesday in Tempe, Arizona. They said on Twitter that it's "like your skin and flesh are burning off".

The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the southwestern USA region has seen in years.

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