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High Heat is a 2022 action film directed by Zach Golden with a screenplay written by James Pedersen. The film stars Olga Kurylenko and Don Johnson. The film was released on December 16, 2022, both in theaters and streaming platforms.




High Heat (2022)



Kurylenko wears her long Bond Babe locks loose in the kitchen as executive chef at EToile Rouge, micromanaging and somehow avoiding getting hair in the food. She barks orders, as a Russian chef in a high end French eatery should.


In early September 2022, a long-lasting heat dome settled over the U.S. West and brought scorching temperatures that set all-time record highs. The extreme heat fueled wildfires and stressed the power grid before an eastern Pacific tropical storm moved into the region and broke the warm spell.


On September 7, 2022, more than 61 million people were under active extreme heat advisories, watches, and warnings, according to the National Weather Service. Excessive heat warnings were issued for much of California and parts of western Arizona and southern Nevada. Temperatures reached well into the triple digits (Fahrenheit), with some areas exhibiting record-high nighttime lows and relatively high dew points, both of which contribute to the health effects of heat.


The map above shows air temperatures across the western U.S. on September 6, 2022, at the peak of the heatwave. It was produced by combining satellite observations with temperatures predicted by a version of the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) model, which uses mathematical equations to represent physical processes in the atmosphere. The map represents temperatures at about 6.5 feet (2 meters) above the ground at about 2 p.m. Pacific Time. The darkest reds indicate temperatures of more than 104F (40C).


All-time high temperatures ranging into the mid-110s Fahrenheit were recorded in the California cities of Santa Rosa, Napa, Livermore, Redwood City, San Jose, and King City. Both Merced and Sacramento reached 116F (46.7C), their highest temperatures since record-keeping began in 1899 and 1877, respectively. The Sacramento record, which was previously 110F (43.3C), was broken by a significant margin.


Extreme heat has caused or contributed to the deaths of more than 700 Americans per year on average over the past 30 years. Heat is the leading cause of weather-related death in the U.S., causing more deaths than hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, or extreme cold.


Saban Films is getting ready for the release of its next high-octane action comedy. Today, the company has released the trailer for High Heat, and it's full of everything an action fan could ever hope for. The movie, which stars Olga Kurylenko and Don Johnson, will be in theaters, on Digital, and On Demand starting on December 16.


Ana and Ray are both hiding one big secret from each other, but the excitement over their new business prospect is completely earnest. Ana wants to go as far as she can to set the business on the right track, setting high expectations for her kitchen staff while never pushing too hard. Her past profession is something she wants to forget, though the benefits of her time in the KGB net her with the language and fighting skills she requires to make it through the night.


Some scenes, played for comedy, go on too long, and the jokey scenarios and dialogue become annoying. This, on top of the film's by-the-numbers aspects, means that High Heat can be surprisingly boring despite its high number of fighting and action scenes.


Starring Don Johnson and Olga Kurylenko. An ex-KGB operative turned chef, Ana (Kurylenko) is targeted by the local mafia in a hit on her new restaurant to collect on her husband's (Johnson) debt. Now, Ana must rely upon her lethal skills as she goes on a deadly rampage to take out the entire crime syndicate one-by-one to save her restaurant and survive the night in this action-packed crime thriller. High Heat is directed by American writer / filmmaker Zach Golden, his second feature film after making The Escape of Prisoner 614 previously, as well as one other short. The screenplay is written by James Pedersen. Produced by Jordan Beckerman, Zola Elgart Glassman, Jesse Korman, and Jordan Yale Levine. Saban Films will debut High Heat in select US theaters + on VOD starting on December 16th, 2022 this year. Who's interested?


Movies that take place in one night usually have an inside track on a solid, if not good, script. When simplifying even the shortest movie down to this formula, the success rate of these films is very high, all things considered. The tone of High Heat is light, but it has aspirations to be more and drops the ball whenever it tries to be dramatic. Even when the jokes are successful, the plot pushes forward in a way that steps on what would otherwise be a good joke.


Kansas officials say weather conditions made it hard for cows to cool down in an intense heat wave. Here, cattle graze near wind turbines in Hays, Kansas, in 2017. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption


Temperatures rapidly spiked in Kansas in the past week, blasting past 100 degrees. Some of the worst heat struck Haskell County in the southwest. In recent years, it's been the top cattle-producing county in Kansas, with 385,000 head of cattle reported in 2021.


In Haskell County, the heat rocketed from a moderate high of 79.9 degrees on June 9 to a scalding 101.1 degrees just two days later. Then came three more days of triple-digit highs that topped out at more than 104 degrees, according to weather data from Kansas State University.


Conditions also became very dry in Haskell, with relative humidity falling from nearly 80% to less than 24%, with zero precipitation over a seven-day stretch. The baking heat was inescapable: even four inches beneath the soil's surface, the temperature reached nearly 92 degrees.


The industry website AG Daily lists ways cattle producers can lessen the risk to their animals, from ensuring they have enough water, space and shade to watching for signs of heat stress, such as protruding tongues and heavy breathing.


This figure shows changes in the number of heat waves per year (frequency); the average length of heat waves in days (duration); the number of days between the first and last heat wave of the year (season length); and how hot the heat waves were, compared with the local temperature threshold for defining a heat wave (intensity). These data were analyzed from 1961 to 2021 for 50 large metropolitan areas. The graphs show averages across all 50 metropolitan areas by decade.


These maps show changes in the number of heat waves per year (frequency); the average length of heat waves in days (duration); the number of days between the first and last heat wave of the year (season length); and how hot the heat waves were, compared with the local temperature threshold for defining a heat wave (intensity). These data were analyzed from 1961 to 2021 for 50 large metropolitan areas. The size of each circle indicates the total change over the period measured. Solid-color circles represent cities where the trend was statistically significant.


This figure shows the annual values of the U.S. Heat Wave Index from 1895 to 2021. These data cover the contiguous 48 states. An index value of 0.2 (for example) could mean that 20 percent of the country experienced one heat wave, 10 percent of the country experienced two heat waves, or some other combination of frequency and area resulted in this value.


Figure 3 provides another perspective to gauge the size and frequency of prolonged heat wave events. It shows the U.S. Annual Heat Wave Index, which tracks the occurrence of heat wave conditions across the contiguous 48 states from 1895 to 2021. This index defines a heat wave as a period lasting at least four days with an average temperature that would only be expected to persist over four days once every 10 years, based on the historical record. The index value for a given year depends on how often such severe heat waves occur and how widespread they are.


Sichuan, lying along the upper Yangtze River, was acutely affected by the 2022 heat wave and suffered a severe power shortage. In Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, temperatures broke 35C (95F) and even broke 40C (104F) on consecutive days. August was much hotter in 2022 than in previous or normal years: the temperature trends show significant contrast among 2022, 2021, and 2020 (Exhibit 1).


Source: Sichuan Provincial Meteorological ServiceThe heat wave drove up demand for electricity, with cooling needs putting enormous pressure on the grid over a brief period. This eventually led to a power shortage, and different categories of electricity customers were asked to take steps to conserve energy:


Source: @FansOfStorms on Twitter (left), China Electricity Council (right)California: Another Record Summer Brings Grid Stress and Sweltering ConditionsThat same summer, California was also under stress from excessive heat and power supply shortages. Similar to Sichuan, California experienced record-breaking temperatures during the week of September 4. The daily high in Sacramento, the state capital, climbed above 44C (110F) on September 6 (Exhibit 3). The dramatic heat drove up demand to a new peak of 52,061 MW on September 6, breaking the previous record set 16 years prior.


Millions of U.S. workers are exposed to heat in their workplaces. Although illness from exposure to heat is preventable, every year, thousands become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some cases are fatal. Most outdoor fatalities, 50% to 70%, occur in the first few days of working in warm or hot environments because the body needs to build a tolerance to the heat gradually over time. The process of building tolerance is called heat acclimatization. Lack of acclimatization represents a major risk factor for fatal outcomes.


Occupational risk factors for heat illness include heavy physical activity, warm or hot environmental conditions, lack of acclimatization, and wearing clothing that holds in body heat. (See also, personal risk factors, below.) 041b061a72


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