Death Valley reaches the highest world temperature in more than 100 years.
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A region in eastern California has hit the highest global temperature recorded in more than 100 years, according to the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center.
Parts of the Southern California desert experienced record-breaking heat on Sunday with Death Valley hitting 130 degrees — the hottest temperature the area has recorded since July 1913, according to the National Weather Service.
The organization said Death Valley recorded a temperature of 130 F (54.4 C) on Sunday (Aug. 16). The aptly named Death Valley is part of the Mojave Desert and is frequently the hottest location on the planet.
The record-breaking temperature was recorded at 3:41 p.m. local time. The record temperature was 134 F and was recorded on July 10, 1913, although Death Valley did hit 129 F in 2013.
That 130 is only below the disputed all-time record of 134 degrees (56.67 Celsius) at nearly the same spot in 1913 and a 131-degree mark (55 degrees) in Tunisia in 1931, but both were in July, traditionally the planet’s hottest month.
let answer some of your questions
1)Why is Death Valley so dangerous?
Death Valley was given its forbidding name by a group of pioneers lost here in the winter of 1849-1850. Even though, as far as we know, only one of the group died here, they all assumed that this valley would be their grave.
2)Why is Death Valley so dangerous?
Death Valley can be dangerously cold during the winter months. Storms in the mountains can produce sudden flooding on the floor of the Valley. The air temperature during the summer has been as high as fifty-seven degrees Celsius. … The extreme heat of Death Valley has killed people in the past.
3)Does anybody live in Death Valley?
But beauty abounds in this arid wilderness, now a 3,000-square-mile national park–largest in the continental United States and home to about 525 people. Nearly all of them work for the park or a resort within its boundaries
4)What is the best time of year to visit Death Valley?
SPRING. It is the most popular time to visit Death Valley. Besides warm and sunny days, the possibility of spring wildflowers is a big attraction. If the previous winter brought rain, the desert can put on an impressive floral display, usually peaking in late March to early April.
5)How many people have died at Death Valley?
Over the past 15 years, at least a dozen people have died in Death Valley from heat-related illnesses, and many others have come close. Another hiker vanished last June in Joshua Tree National Park. His body has not yet been found.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Death Valley
1. Death Valley is the lowest point in North America.
At 282 feet below sea level, Badwater Basin is a surreal landscape that tricks the senses. Rain and minerals dissolved from rocks drain to lower elevations. Here, at Badwater Basin, the water forms temporary lakes after heavy storms. As the water evaporates, minerals concentrate until only the salts remain. After thousands of years, enough salts have settled here at the bottom of the continent to create this vast, surreal scene.
2. You can’t beat the heat at Death Valley.
In July 2018, the hottest place on Earth experienced its hottest month on record. The average temperature was 108.1⁰F including overnight lows. Daytime highs reached a temperature of 127⁰F for four days in a row. This kind of heat can be dangerous, but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore the park in the summer.
3. Some of the rocks move on their own at Death Valley.
Some of the rocks, which weigh up to 700 pounds, have traveled over 1,500 feet. For years, the source of their movement has gone unsolved, but in 2014 researchers discovered a rare combination of events that move the rocks. Although scientists have discovered the secret of the moving rocks, the fascination remains the same.
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