In a great example in which something living up to its name, the temperatures in Furnace Creek, a village within Death Valley, reached a record 130-degrees Fahrenheit (54.
4 degrees Celsius). If verified, it may be one of the highest temperature ever recorded.
The record temperature was recorded at 3:41pm. According to the US National Weather Service, the Western US is struck with one of the strongest heat waves. If this temperature is verified, it would be set a new record for the hottest August temperature in Death Valley.
Moreover, the Washington Post reports that the 130-degrees recorded will easily be in the top-three highest temperatures ever recorded and perhaps may well be the highest temperature ever credibly recorded.
Randy Cerveny, a weather expert who is the World Meteorological Organization’s chief weather man, said that there is nothing that he has seen that makes him doubt the veracity of this recording.
Cerveny continued that he will, as of now, recommend that various organizations recognize the record temperature. He added that in the following weeks, his team and other respected organizations will look into the readings and check its veracity.
Caroline Rohe was one of the people who made the reading public. As a park ranger in Death Valley National Park, she posted a picture of the thermometer reaching 130 degrees in the visitor center.
In her instagram post, she is seen pointing towards a thermometer that read 133 degrees and added that the visitor center’s thermometer usually records temperatures 3 ~ 4 degrees higher. Rohe acknowledged in her post that it very well may be a world record.
Currently, the highest temperature ever recorded on this planet is 134 degrees. It was also measured in Furnace Creek more than a 100 years back in July 10th, 1913. This number has been doubted by many. As recently as 2016, one expert flat out rejected the possibility.
The more widely accepted world record in 129 degrees, recorded three times in history. First reached in Death Valley in 2013, it was reached twice more in 2016 and 2017 in Kuwait and Pakistan, respectively.
Furnace Creek is widely known among meteorologists and others interested in world records. Other than the aforementioned record of 134 degrees, it also holds the record for the hottest month at 108.1 degrees which was set in July 2018.
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