They are among dozens of heat recordings made across the western United States on Saturday. Daily records were set for March 26 in Salt Lake City (79 degrees); El Paso (87 degrees); Rendier, Nev. (79 degrees); Clayton, New Mexico (82 degrees); Pocatello, Idaho (70 degrees); And Pueblo, Colo (84 degrees), elsewhere.
In Denver and Boulder, temperatures broke records but were 20 degrees higher than normal in the 70s.
That unusual heat, combined with strong winds, was the fuel for the grass fire that broke out near Boulder on Saturday. The fire, called the NCAR Fire, gets its name from the proximity of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a world-renowned center for meteorological and meteorological research.
The crew prevented the fire from burning down the buildings and no injuries were reported. About 110 firefighters dedicated Sunday to the task of controlling the fire, which focused on keeping it away from the fountains of Boulder and Eldorado.
The area under evacuation orders was re-surveyed on some Sundays, but still occupies 699 homes and 836 buildings, with 1,629 people affected.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
Two eruptions occurred amid extreme heat conditions and drought, scientists say, as global warming continues to increase.
Although the wind that blew the fire on Saturday was low on Sunday, the exceptionally warm weather continued.
Record increases were predicted in the 1970s and 1980s in eight western states, from Arizona to West Texas. Temperatures are forecast to rise 20 to 30 degrees above normal from the Texas Panhandle to eastern Colorado, western Dakota, and much of Wyoming and Montana.
Lower Mississippi Valley and Central Gulf Coast, National Weather Service Storm Forecast Center Provided By Wednesday, “there is a possibility of widespread damaging winds and hurricanes, including the possibility of a local hurricane erupting, including a hurricane strong (EF2 +)”.
Despite warmer weather in the west over the weekend, the weather is much cooler than normal in East America. Snow fell even in the lower winds of the Appalachian Mountains and the Great Lakes.