Why the sun is still so hot in the desert
Posted April 07, 2018 04:30:14The sun is so hot and bright this week in the deserts of California, Arizona and Nevada that residents in the three states are having a tough time staying up.
In Arizona, it was only about 50 degrees.
In the northern half of Nevada, the temperature was just over 50 degrees in the early morning, but was dropping rapidly.
In the desert of northern Arizona, temperatures are rising by a full degree or more in the morning, and that has residents thinking about how to stay cool, and how to get more sleep.
In southern Nevada, heat is expected to rise by at least a half-degree in the afternoon, and by a third in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.
It’s not just the heat that is a concern.
It’s the fact that people are using up so much water to stay warm.
In Phoenix, the amount of water that residents use to stay in their homes has risen in the last week to more than 1,200 gallons a day, and the city’s water system is running at less than half capacity, according the National Association of Home Builders.
In Reno, Nev., it’s more than 3,000 gallons a month, and in Las Vegas it’s up to about 1,500 gallons a week, according Tooele County water department spokeswoman Stephanie Brown.
In Nevada, water is the most important resource for a city that relies on the river system to supply its citizens with drinking water.
In addition to being a major source of drinking water for many communities, the river is a lifeline for many others in the state, Brown said.
It makes sense that people would want to conserve water in the event of an emergency.
But there’s another reason residents are using less water.
That’s because of the drought.
In California, it has been two years since a drought started, but it’s expected to get worse.
The state’s average temperature has dropped by more than three degrees in less than two months, and this week was the warmest on record.
The last time it was warmer was in February of this year.
In Las Vegas, it’s already getting colder.
The city’s average day temperature is just over 32 degrees, according one measure of average temperature by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
That’s not the only concern in Nevada, however.
In Las Vegas alone, more than 400 people have died from heatstroke since last month.
In Arizona, where temperatures are expected to climb, it is a different story.
Arizona’s average daytime temperature is currently near or above 41 degrees, which is not the hottest on record, according a state heat index.
In Phoenix, it sits at 40 degrees.
The area around Phoenix is considered hot enough that it could easily catch the sun’s heat, but not warm enough that temperatures would rise above 40 degrees, Brown added.
In addition, the heat has caused widespread flooding, according for instance to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
That has caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, including some homes that have flooded because the water couldn’t get inside, Brown noted.
The heat also is impacting residents in other states.
In New Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, residents are experiencing the heat’s effects, with some cities reporting temperatures as high as 41 degrees.
The effects are especially pronounced in parts of California where the drought has been in effect for more than a month and the drought is expected the state to reach a record high next week.
The average temperature in some parts of the state is expected at or above 50 degrees, and it is forecast to be even hotter, according in a National Weather Council report.
The average temperature is forecasted to hit 47 degrees next week in Las Cruces, New Mexican, and 47 degrees in Las Peñasquitos, New Mexicano.
The temperature is also forecast to hit 41 degrees next Thursday in Taos, New Mexicans.
The state has experienced a record drought, but the drought continues.
The National Weather Commission forecasts a 3- to 5-foot increase in temperature by June in parts for California, the San Francisco Bay Area, parts of Nevada and parts of Washington, D.C.
The drought is the latest in a long string of California wildfires, and some parts are already under threat.
On Tuesday, a wildfire burned in the San Joaquin Valley, where the fire was first reported in March.
The fire is still burning in some places, but is moving east toward the state’s border with Arizona.
The flames are moving at a rate of 3,200 acres per hour, according Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a California-based environmental group that has tracked wildfires.
It said in a statement that the fire has burned an estimated 2,000 acres, and is now threatening homes, livestock and the Sierra Nevada snowpack.
It is unclear how many people have been injured in the wildfires.
There were no reported fatalities or injuries, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in