BOISE -- Temperatures across southern Idaho are breaking record highs Monday, leading to an extended heat advisory for much of the state through Wednesday morning.
Idaho's Chief Meteorologist Rick Lantz says the high at the Boise Airport, where the official temperatures for Boise are recorded, was 110 degrees Monday afternoon. The record for July 1 is 104 degrees, last set in 1924. The all-time high in Boise is 111 degrees.
Nearby Mountain Home was at 109 degrees. In Caldwell it was 104, and Ontario, Ore. was 107.
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The heatwave should continue through Wednesday, with brutal temperatures of more than 100 degrees expected throughout the Treasure Valley, Magic Valley, and even into the lower mountain elevations.
However, what's expected to be a 6-day streak of 100-degree temperatures won't even touch the record for longest or hottest period of consecutive days in Boise.
Back on July 20, 1931 -- a 7-day streak of 100 plus degree temps hit Idaho's capital city, with the highest being 108 degrees. Another 7-day hot streak in July of 1960 saw a high of 111 on July 19th -- the all-time heat record for Boise.
Those who work in the heat are advised to minimize strenuous labor, take frequent breaks, and drink more water than normally.
Children and pets should be monitored for signs of heat stress, excessive thirst, and changes in behavior.
For more information, check out these tips: CDC heat stress information.