Monday Top of the Scroll: California heat wave heightens drought and fire fears
With a worsening drought gripping the West and wildfire season looming, California is bracing for the most severe heat wave of the year — one that promises to tax the state’s power supplies while also offering a grim preview of challenging months to come. The heat wave will bring triple-digit temperatures to the valleys and inland regions of Southern California as well as many parts of the rest of the state, heightening fire risks. It comes as parts of Northern and Central California are turning to water restrictions as the drought rapidly alters the landscape.
- CBS: Dangerous heat wave threatens drought-stricken West
- ABC30 Action news: Temperatures expected to reach 111° in Central California this week
- Mendocino Voice: Major heatwave arriving midweek — record temperatures expected
- Discover: Wildfire Risks Rise As Deadly Heat Builds Across The Parched West
- Bloomberg Green: Scientists Are Trying to Make California Forests More Fire Resilient