California’s Death Valley records the average global temperature in more than 100 years

California's Death Valley records the average global temperature in more than 100 years

A thermometer in the Southern California desert at Death Valley’s Furnace Creek has risen to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 Celsius), the highest global temperature in over a century, the US. He told the National Weather Service. “If verified, this will be the hottest temperature officially verified since July of 1913,” NWS Las Vegas, which owns the automated observation system, said of the reading on Sunday afternoon, emphasizing that it was preliminary.

Until the record is accepted due to its importance, it will need to undergo a thorough analysis, it said on its Twitter account, linking to a NWS article. The automated weather station of the National Weather Service near the visitor center in Furnace Creek along the Nevada border hit the severe high at 3:41 pm local time.

According to the World Meteorological Organization, the all-time record high for Death Valley is 134 ° F (56.7 ° C) recorded at the Greenland Ranch on July 10, 1913. According to WMO, the reading still stands as the hottest ever recorded on the surface of the earth.