Heat Wave Intensifies

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The high pressure responsible for this heat wave has moved over Las Vegas will intensify through midweek. Several cities broke records this weekend including record highs both Saturday and Sunday for Alturas and North Bend. Some of those other broken records Sunday are:

Alturas: 101 degrees breaks old record of 98 in 1918
Klamath Falls: 96 degrees breaks old record of 92 in 1967
Montague: 103 degrees breaks old record of 101 in 1915
Mt. Shasta: 99 degrees ties old record of 99 in 1915
North Bend: 79 degrees breaks old record of 78 in 1915

Expecting to break records again in Klamath Falls, Mt. Shasta and Alturas today and tomorrow. Mt. Shasta has now broken four record highs already this year, by the end of the week we’ll be adding to that total. A Heat Advisory has been issued for the Rogue Valley and areas of Siskiyou county due to scorching hot afternoon highs, and warm overnight lows will not provide much relief from the heat. Stay hydrated, avoid the heat of the day, avoid outdoor activities, wear light loose clothing, keep your pets and kids hydrated and cool and don’t leave them in your car!

The fire threat and chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be increasing through the holiday. Avoid using fireworks! For a full list of fire regulations you can find a link under weather links.

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Meteorologist Megan Parry