Death Valley Tentatively Sets the World Record for Hottest Month Ever

Death Valley breaks own record for hottest month ever recorded on Earth: report | TheHill

Death Valley breaks own record for hottest month ever recorded on Earth: report | TheHill

In July, Death Valley recorded an average temperature of 108.1 degrees.

It's probably nowhere near the new tentative world's record for hottest month anywhere on Earth, held by Death Valley National Park in California.

That eclipses the record set in Death Valley in July 2017 when the average was 107.4Fs (41.89C). The daily high was 127 degrees Fahrenheit four days in a row in July, the park service said.

Last July's average had broken a 100-year-old record.

Mr Lericos said the data must be reviewed before the record becomes official.

It's possible other "nonpopulated or nonmeasured areas" on Earth have reached higher temperatures, Brettschneider said.

The temperatures are measured at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park, a vast, austere and rugged landscape in the desert of southeastern California that includes Badwater Basin, which at 282 feet (85.9 meters) below sea level is the lowest point in North America.

"But is it a record if there's no one there to measure it?" In mid-July from the hellish heat here killed a tourist, and 2 travelers from France ended up in hospital with sun stroke and dehydration.

Additionally, the Park Service found about a dozen dead animals that showed no obvious signs of trauma and are suspected to have died as a result of the heat. Vehicles can break down and cell phones do not work in much of Death Valley.

Visitors are urged to "travel prepared to survive", avoid hiking at low elevations and return to their air-conditioned cars for a cool-down after just 10 to 15 minutes of exposure outdoors.

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