Hottest Temperature in Death Valley Recorded Since 1913
The hottest temperature since 1913 was just recorded Sunday in Death Valley.
Our partners at News 10 shared a report from the Associated Press about an automated measuring system in California's Death Valley that recorded a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius) amid a blistering heat wave on Sunday, a reading that would be among the highest ever recorded globally if it is confirmed.
The National Weather Service says the temperature sill has to be confirmed officially.
The temperature reading was taking at 3:41 p.m. near the Furnace Creek park's visitor center.
The National Weather Service says, if the temperature is verified as accurate, it will be the hottest temperature recorded since the record set back on July 10, 1913. That temp was also recorded at the same location.
A formal review will be conducted to confirm this extreme heat event.
Here I thought it was crazy hot in Central Texas this past weekend. 130 degrees is something I hope I never have to experience in person. Don't think I could pay the air conditioning bill!