Call it a Record! The West was Sizzling Friday
Several record temperatures were established Friday afternoon in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California and Idaho.
Some cities felt temperatures that approached all-time highs. Take Great Falls, Montana for instance.
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Montana, California and Idaho were among the top-performing states with regards to record high temperatures Friday.
Boise reached an impressive 110 degrees Friday, August 10.
Pocatello joined the century club Friday as well.
What’s the cause? A dominant area of high pressure that is helping to push air down to the surface, heating it as it sinks.
The heat will last for a couple of days before cooling down from west to east.
Forecast high temperatures Saturday, August 11
Forecast high temperatures Sunday, August 12
Within these hot areas, you’ll want to make sure you listen to your body, take frequent breaks, know the signs of heat-related illnesses, and check in on friends/neighbors to make sure they’re staying cool too!
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For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier