translated from Spanish: New extreme heat wave hits southwestern United States

The temperature at McCarran International Airport, which serves Las Vegas, Nevada, reached 117 degrees Fahrenheit (47.2 degrees Celsius) on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.And in the Death Valley desert in Southern California, the thermometer reached 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.2 degrees Celsius). In total, more than 30 million people are in areas with excessive heat alerts in Nevada, California and western Arizona and Utah.” Very high risk of heat for today due to the combination of mild temperatures at night and the highs that are expected at noon,” warned the weather service in California.According to forecasts, these temperatures will remain until next Wednesday, and will progressively decrease towards the end of the week.As a result, the authorities of California and Nevada have advised citizens to reduce energy consumption to avoid failures in the system. This heat wave comes shortly after areas of the northwestern United States and western Canada suffered a similar one, in cities such as Portland (Oregon), Seattle (Washington) and Vancouver (British Columbia) where it is much more unusual to record these high temperatures.

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