The Southwest portion of the United States has been so hot over the past few days that cities in multiple states have broken daily temperature records and gotten painfully close to breaking their all-time records.
San Diego County saw its hottest ever temperature on Tuesday.
It has been brutally hot in many areas thanks to what weather.com describes as a “large dome of high pressure” above the region.
“Beneath the dome, sinking air is causing temperatures to soar,” it says.
A terrifying, blazing, bubble of heat slowly descending and roasting us from above? Cool.
Just how hot has it been during the heat wave that began Friday and continued angrily into Tuesday?
Check out all these cities that have broken records. Some cities, like Phoenix, broke their high temperature records two days in a row. And it could happen again this week.
Palm Springs, California
OK, 88 degrees isn’t much compared to 120, but we wanted to throw this one in to show that other parts of the U.S. are struggling too.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Corpus Christi, Texas
Hang in there, friends around the southwest!