Record-breaking heat wave hits the West

ABC News' Rob Marciano reports on the extreme heat, wildfires and tropical threat in the forecast.
1:17 | 06/16/21

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Now to that record breaking heat triple digit temperatures out west. That he is fueling wildfires rob is in for ginger and tracking it all for us good morning rob. Hey good morning Robin dozens of records broken 107 yesterday as Salt Lake City that's an all time record certainly a sign of the times in regards to climate change and it's creeping north to ninety degree temperatures of Montana's fire breaking out. In red lodge Montana. 2000 acres burned 0% contained you see the winds blowing there there were some evacuations flawed as well. In Irwindale California. They Edison a small brush fire that broke up but they were on quickly as you can see how the wind is blowing this this smoke and the flames in one direction. Temperatures there were up and over 100 degrees and obviously room they've winds and low levels of humidity right today more record breaking heat. Denver you saw a record high temperature yesterday a fire at close to a hundred today. Phoenix Vegas all close to records today. And these temperatures that you know are measured in the shape our in the tropics were watching this disturbs of the southwest Gulf of Mexico has a 90% chance of the developing into a depression. Potentially storm if so be named Claudette we don't expect much more than that but it will bring rain to an already saturated south. Flash flooding is a distinct possibility or likelihood ended the week Robin they do not need anymore rain down south all right rob thank you.

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