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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Shoes Can Melt In Grand Canyon Temperatures

Above, the Grand Canyon. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Hot temperatures at Grand Canyon National Park has prompted park officials to warn people that their shoes can "melt."

According to CNN:
(CNN) - The National Park Service is warning visitors to the Grand Canyon that Wednesday's extreme heat could pose an unusual danger: melted shoes. 
In a tweet Monday, the Grand Canyon NPS showed how excessive heat can cause the glue holding hiking boots to melt, making the shoe fall apart. This warning comes on top of additional concerns about extreme heat in the West. 
Temperatures in the Grand Canyon are predicted to hit 112 degrees Fahrenheit Wednesday. The heat will get more intense with lower elevation. 
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for elevations below 4000 feet in the Grand Canyon, cautioning that temperatures will get more extreme deeper into the canyon. People in the area are advised to stay hydrated and out of the sun.

One good thing about the high heat is that it will kill the coronavirus (supposedly).

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