World’s highest temperature, 130F, recorded in Death Valley

August 19, 2020 by  
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On Sunday, August 16, the U.S. National Weather Service recorded the highest temperature reading ever on Earth in Death Valley, California . High temperatures in Death Valley are the norm, but the new high beats previous temperature records and is sounding the alarm on global warming. According to the National Weather Service, the temperature of 130°F (54.5°C) is still awaiting verification after it was recorded by weather monitoring equipment in the area. The occurrence of the highest temperature in Death Valley coincides with a heatwave on the West Coast. The National Weather Service has predicted that the temperatures here are expected to rise further within the week, but the heatwave has already had a devastating impact in California. Residents are experiencing days of blackouts, because the heat is believed to have caused damage to power supply equipment. Related: Global warming to cause more deaths than all infectious diseases Brandi Stewart, who lives and works at the Death Valley National Park , spends most of her time indoors during the month of August each year. The temperatures in the valley can get to unbearable levels this month, and the new record is not a surprise to the residents. “When you walk outside it’s like being hit in the face with a bunch of hairdryers,” Stewart told BBC . “You feel the heat and it’s like walking into an oven and the heat is just all around you.” Before this record, the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 129.2°F (54°C). The former highest temperature reading was also recorded in Death Valley in 2013 and has remained unchanged until Sunday. However, there are disputes about a higher reading that was recorded a century ago. The 1913 record of 134°F (56.6°C) in the Death Valley has been widely disputed and is not officially recognized. There have also been other questionable previous high temperature records that surpass the Sunday reading. Besides the disputed 1913 Death Valley reading, a 1931 record of 131°F (55°C) in Tunisia was also been under scrutiny. If the latest Death Valley reading is verified by the National Weather Service, it will be officially recognized as the highest temperature ever recorded. Via BBC Image via Jplenio

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1,000-year-flood devastates Death Valley – and El Niño threatens more

November 11, 2015 by  
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Death Valley National Park endured the wettest October on record this year with hard-hitting storms and a weather system that incited a 1,000-year-flood . In other words, there was a 0.1 percent chance of a flood this severe hitting the area, which is used to receiving only four inches of rain each year. Many are worried how the predicted El Niño patterns will affect the area this winter and spring, yet the best guess is: more floods . Read the rest of 1,000-year-flood devastates Death Valley – and El Niño threatens more

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The Mystery of the Death Valley Sailing Rocks Has Finally Been Solved

August 29, 2014 by  
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Remember those crazy rocks that were mysteriously sliding along the Death Valley floor when no one was watching? Someone finally caught the stones in action and we finally know what is making them move. Three scientists slapped 15 GPS-loaded rocks onto the Racetrack Playa and after a lot of patience, they discovered that a little bit of water, ice, wind, and a very precise set of circumstances is all it takes to get the stones moving. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of The Mystery of the Death Valley Sailing Rocks Has Finally Been Solved Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Death Valley moving rocks , Death Valley sailing rocks , mysterious moving rocks , mysterious sailing rocks , NASA Death Valley , NASA Racetrack Playa rocks , Racetrack Playa moving rocks , Racetrack Playa moving stones , Racetrack Playa sailing rocks , Racetrack Playa sailing stones , Roving Rocks , Sailing Rocks , sailing stones , self moving stones , solving the sailing rocks , solving the sailing stones

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Death Valley is Officially the Hottest Place on Planet Earth!

September 14, 2012 by  
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This summer saw mercury climb to over 100 degrees  in New York City, but even if you thought that was hot, it’s nothing compared to the summer of 1913 in Death Valley . According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Randy Cerveny, an Arizona State Professor at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, the hottest temperature ever recorded was a searing 134 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley 99 years ago. But it has only just been recognized as the most extreme temperature ever recorded. Read the rest of Death Valley is Officially the Hottest Place on Planet Earth! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arizona State University , death valley , heatwave , hottest place on earth , hottest temperature ever recorded , randy cerveny , record temperature

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