Extreme temperatures in California heat wave

Record-breaking Heat: California is experiencing a historic heat wave with temperatures reaching all-time highs. Death Valley reached a scorching 128 degrees Fahrenheit, just shy of the world record of 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

Widespread Impact: The heat wave is impacting much of the state, with areas in Northern and Central California experiencing temperatures well over 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

Dangerously Hot Nights: Adding to the misery, nighttime temperatures are not providing much relief, staying above 100 degrees Fahrenheit in many areas.

Health Risks: The extreme heat poses serious health risks, including heat stroke, dehydration, and heat exhaustion.

Increased Strain on Power Grid: The heat wave is putting a strain on the state's power grid, with rolling blackouts a possibility.

Wildfire Risk: The hot, dry conditions are also increasing the risk of wildfires.

Heat Advisories and Warnings: The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories and warnings for much of the state.

Stay Cool and Hydrated: Residents are urged to stay cool and hydrated, avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day, and check on vulnerable neighbors.