The National Weather Service has issued a series of warnings and watch alerts in advance of a significant heatwave which began Monday and is set to last throughout the week. This extreme weather event is expected to challenge some records.
The peak will be Monday through Thursday, when the Parker area is forecast to reach high temps of between 118 and 124 degrees in the afternoons. But most of California and Arizona will be suffering along with us as the whole region will be under what meteorologists call a “heat dome”, an expanding and strengthening area of high pressure in the upper atmosphere.
Its epicenter will be the state of Arizona, where the temps will be watched closely to see if Sky Harbor’s record high temp of 122 holds up, and where normally cool mountain cities like Flagstaff will get close to the triple digits (up to 96 degrees is forecast for Wednesday).
Here in Parker, reaching 120 degrees is rare, despite many claims to the contrary. It happens only when multiple meteorological factors are perfectly aligned, and interestingly, occurred around this same time in 2016 with a similar heat dome ahead of monsoon season.
Sunday’s high temp was 116 degrees, with areas like Palmdale, CA experiencing record-setting heat and anticipating worse to come.
The National Weather Service urges people to stay in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible, avoiding the outdoors between 10am and 4pm as much as possible, staying hydrated, looking after pets and vulnerable neighbors, and helping each other out.
Tell me again why we love it here
happens every year, for centuries, no big dealeo lol
Just hit 120 here in Bouse
Yikes makes me afraid for when it really gets hot here
Not really. 4 consecutive days of 120 degree weather here is an anomaly
Wow, it’s always going to be warm there, and that’s why I am here.
not that long ago, quartzsite lost power for 3 days, in super heat, all the markets lost there perishables, no fuel etc, nights cooled down to 110. 2nd day i bailed to blythe. got a air cond motel with a pool. now i have 3 back up generators & 2 auxilary air cond units.. not my first rodeo ha
Thank God I live in the foothills of the Rockies at this time of year! Otherwise… I’m in!!????
Makes the paint dry time at Elite Customs that much more Elite-er.
No thank you
There’s ‘warm’ … then there is ‘WARM’ ????????
Too hot for me, I would not enjoy it.
Oh wait…its 123 now????
Sounds like it’s calling my name. Floating on the boat with a 30 of them blue mountains.
Glad I am in Minnesota now…mid 60’s all week with chances of rain…not coming back to AZ till October
I will visit when it is cooler.
Take ME ????????????
Back in the day it was like this but not till August usually !
Yeah, I vaguely remember it getting to about 125 while in my moms van. I remember that god awful green with gold trim vehicle. ????
Rechelle Ashli Alarcon that’s it I’m moving to Fresno!!!
Damn! Can’t believe all the whinny ass SNOWFLAKES! Stay home Parker is full
Holy crap! ????☀️???? I would die!!! I’m dying already today at it’s 100 I can’t take more than this lol
That is heaven
Glad we left last week.
I thought 110 here was hot????
Ugh. Thank God for A/C!!
No Hell go away…
Good old dry heat! Love it! Makes me home sick! ????
I’m heading to San Fran tomorrow where it is 69 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m glad I’m up in the high country! I’ll visit this place in the winter! ????
A balmy day in paradise!
Steve you’re missing out!
Thats cookin without a stove.
Poor Chuck .
It,s to hot here they can keep parker.I am going back to the cost back to the beach.
Warm that water UP!