World Record High Temperature Could Be Broken This Year
Posted by feww on June 5, 2013
Death Valley World Record High Temperature of 134ºF Could Be Shattered in 2013
FIRE-EARTH Models show the world record high temperature of 134ºF set 100 years ago cold be broken this year with a probability of about 78 percent [probability revised up after running additional simulations on July 5, 2013.]
The world’s highest reliably recorded air temperature was 134°F (56.7°C) set at Furnace Creek Ranch (formerly Greenland Ranch) in Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913.
Excessive Heat Watch for Mojave Desert
Meantime, NWS issued an Excessive Heat Watch for SE Calif., S Nevada and NW Arizona.
- HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB TO POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LEVELS FOR
THIS TIME OF YEAR FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
- Very hot weather is expected across the region this weekend as high pressure builds overhead. An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect starting Friday afternoon and continuing through Sunday evening for elevations in the Mojave Desert below 4000 feet.
- Expected Temperatures: HIGHS ranging from 105 to 110 for much of the MOJAVE DESERT region including Las Vegas Valley, 110 to 114 along the Colorado river Valley and from 119 to 123 degrees at Furnace creek in DEATH VALLEY national Park