Anniversay of hottest air temperature on Earth

by Anonymous on Jul. 10th, 2013

The official record of the record heat: The world record high temperature is highlighted in yellow. Let's hope this was an anomaly.
The official record of the record heat: The world record high temperature is highlighted in yellow. Let's hope this was an anomaly.Courtesy Death Valley National Park
Today is the 100th anniversary of the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth. On July 10, 1913, the U.S. Department of Agriculture weather observer's thermometer at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California topped out at a scorching 134 °F! That's pretty dang hot! The highest temp I ever experienced was 115 °F in Las Vegas back in 1978. That was really hot (despite the low humidity), and I can't imagine what 19 degrees hotter would feel like.

National Weather Service page

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brandon figuracion 's picture
brandon figuracion says:

this sounds so dangerous

posted on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 1:09pm
bek's picture
bek says:

Record highs are not anomallies! That is the point and time to take things seriously!

posted on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 5:32pm
brandon figuracion 's picture
brandon figuracion says:

Good job dude! I can't believe that the temperature would get to that kind of extreme. Keep writin'

posted on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:58am
char's picture
char says:

i would hate to be in that weather

posted on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 12:30pm

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