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Given the temperatures in US and Canada, I looked at one of the hottest places of earth.

Danakil Desert

It is inhabited by a few Afar, who engage in salt mining. The area is known for its volcanoes and extreme heat, with daytime temperatures surpassing 50 °C (122 °F).[1] Less than 25 mm (1 in) of rainfall occurs each year.[2] The Danakil Desert is one of the lowest and hottest places on Earth.

So the pacific north-west is reaching temperatures were only desert nomads lives today.

Danakil also looks pretty extreme, but I think that is mainly geological processes:

by fjallstrom on Mon Jul 5th, 2021 at 02:17:38 PM EST

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