In a blazing scorching week of warmth information, Palm Springs takes the crown: Town reached 123 levels Thursday, matching an all-time report it had beforehand set thrice earlier than.

Palm Springs climbed to 123 levels earlier than on Aug. 1, 1993; July 28, 1995; and July 29, 1995. The temperature additionally units a brand new report for Palm Springs in June, breaking the earlier excessive of 122 for the month.

Town is having a banner week — on Wednesday, it reached 122 levels, breaking the earlier report of 116 for June 17. The day earlier than, it broke the earlier report of 116 set in 1961 when it hit 120 levels. The nights have been hotter than normal, too — within the 80s and 90s in a single day — which makes for a exceptional warmth wave, mentioned Nationwide Climate Service meteorologist Elizabeth Schenk.

She defined {that a} high-pressure system has been hovering over the southwest a part of the desert for days, driving temperatures up.

“It is vitally dry as properly, so when there’s not plenty of moisture within the air and also you simply have this excessive strain sitting there, it permits the temperatures to essentially skyrocket,” Schenk mentioned.

The climate is anticipated to shift over the weekend, inflicting temperatures to dip barely, earlier than rising once more by the top of subsequent week, Schenk mentioned.

“Deserts are going to — I don’t prefer to say ‘cool’ as a result of it’s nonetheless going to be 110 Monday — however the temps will fall barely,” she mentioned.

The climate service recommends individuals in Palm Springs keep away from any strenuous exercise open air, drink loads of water and put on sunscreen.

“I do know it’s laborious as a result of individuals are beginning to get out and about [after COVID] this yr, however it’s important to be so cautious on this warmth as a result of warmth exhaustion,” Schenk mentioned.

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