Wildfires Raging Through California Amid Heatwaves; Humidity Fell to 7%
August 18 , 2020
One of the hottest air temperatures recorded on Sunday afternoon at Death Valley in California’s Mojave Desert where the temperature was soaring high to 130 Fahrenheit (54.4 Celsius). As per the meteorologists, it was "dry heat" and the humidity fell to 7% and the air felt "insanely hot". Tourists who have visited Death Valley took selfies and photographs from an outdoor thermometer and avoided touching metal surfaces with bare skin. Further, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, as many as 29 US states are witnessing wildfires such as Lois Lane, Monte Vista, Jones Bar, Empress Cross, Personeni, Elizabeth to name a few. In the mentioned places, evacuation processes have been started. Authorities confirm that the wildfires have blackened more than 1,20,000 acres of land.