Death Valley Hit 54.4°C Last Week, One of the Hottest Temperatures Ever Recorded

According to the National Weather Service, California’s Death Valley re-emerged on Friday, June 9, with a temperature of 54.4 degrees Celsius (130 degrees Fahrenheit). Even more heated – not entirely certain – temperatures were picked up the following Sunday, a thermometer outside the Furnace Creek Visitor Center in the heart of Death Valley local time evening. It was reported to have dropped to 56.6 degrees Celsius (134 degrees Fahrenheit) earlier in the day. However, these temperatures seem to measure more than the official reading, so you shouldn’t expect it to be confirmed and verified.

Nevertheless, the most reliable temperature seen on Friday at 54.4 °C (130 ° F) is still one of the warmest temperatures on record. The history of record-breaking temperatures is a somewhat messy story. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the global heat record is July 10, a feather in Death Valley, Furnace Cricket recorded air temperature of 56.7 degrees Celsius (134.1°F), 1913. However, some experts have questioned the validity of the recordings, especially since the longest-running world record holder in Libya was assigned in 2012. The record air temperature was set in El Azizia, Libya on September 13, 1922. It stood as a world record until the WMO officially declared the record illegal in 2021 after a “dangerous investigation” during the 2011 Libyan revolution.

Death Valley is one of the driest places on earth, with an average annual rainfall of one centimeter (2.36 inches), according to the gathering US National Park Service. The valley is a narrow basin, some 86 feet (282 feet) below sea level, lined by high mountains. The valley is baked by the sun and the warm air is trapped by a high wall.

The trapped warm air eventually cools down a bit and returns to the valley floor, but this only helps to condense and warm the air at ground level. The end result is that the superhit air pumps through the valley of the U. It’s not just Death Valley that currently carries ridiculously hot weather. Record-breaking temperatures are expected to hit the states of California and Nevada this week, with Las Vegas predicting record-breaking temperatures exceeding 47°C (117°F).