I’ve been watching heat waves make their way across the US- from the Midwest, then northeast/east coast areas. I feared it was only a matter of time before the flame lottery lot went to the Southwest/west coast. The news folks forecast confirmed the impending heatwave for the west to arrive after the 4th of July into the weekend.
Despite that forecast, it was hard to believe since the weather in San Diego earlier this week was near perfect, as it usually is with warm days and cool nights. The weather folks get rain forecasts wrong often, perhaps they were erring here as well?
Unfortunately, they were in the correct zone as we hit later in the week, literally just a day after the nice temps on the 4th, the temp starting jumping rapidly from the 70’s to the mid/upper 80’s. Then on Friday this happened:
Heat Miser and his Scorch Troops before the Southwest heat wave Invasion:
Friday unleashed the fire zone bullseye:
Cast your eyes to the lower left, showing So Cal and Az in the heat zone epicenter. 🔥 🔥 🔥 Solid triple digits in many areas, temp records getting broken for this time of year. The cool nights of the mid 60’s got swapped with sultry nights of upper 80’s. Heat Miser got us with precision targeting. As they say in Star Trek vernacular: “Direct hit Scotty!” 🎯
Yup, this is what we have for the weekend and beyond for the next several days. 🌡️🔥☀️
It feels like a blast furnace outside- way too hot, even for the beach. Fortunately the weather in this area is typically decent and aberrations like this don’t last long.