Millions brace for record-breaking heat out West

Ginger Zee tracks dangerous record heat in the West and it's link to climate change.
1:09 | 06/14/21

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Now to the dangerous heat wave in the west. Temperatures well into the triple digits, topping 120 degrees in some areas. Ginger is live now in Salt Lake City tracking it all for us. Good morning, ginger. Good morning, robin. Hottest start to June here in Salt Lake City, and this morning, you can feel it's very breezy, but these pockets of oven-like temperatures will already hit us. When the sun comes up, we're talking about all-time June record heat possible from Montana to here in Utah down to California. We'll get into all that, but that ups the wildfire danger. More than 5,000 acres burned. They'll be keeping the work on that. Just to give you perspective, Salt Lake City could reach not only the all-time June record of 105 or go above it, but 64% of the state is in exceptional drought. Utah also one of the top five fastest warming states with climate change. We will see more heat waves and they will be more intense. You can see right there, Billings up above 100 down to the Mexican border. You're keeping an eye on this. Thank you, ginger.

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