Death Valley Just Recorded the Hottest Temperature on Earth in Over 100 years


Millions of U.S. residents across the West, from Arizona up to the Canadian border, are currently enduring a brutal heat wave. And on Sunday, the lowest and driest national park in the country, Death Valley, recorded a scorching temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

If verified, the recording from this weekend marks the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth in over a century, reports CNN. The all-time record was reported in Death Valley in 1913 at 134 degrees. The NWS has warned folks currently in the impacted Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and eastern California areas to stay cool indoors and only go outside between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. CNN meteorologist Tyler Mauldin stated that the blistering heat is due to high pressure that has settled over much of the West Coast.

Typically, this time of August…

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