Friday, June 28, 2013

Hot, hot, hot!

Record heat out here in the West this weekend. So, for your entertainment, and my own edification, I have looked up the record hottest temperature ever recorded.

According to Wikipedia, it was Furnace Creek Ranch (formerly Greenland Ranch), in Death Valley, California, United States July 10th, 1913, and the record temp was 134 degrees.

This is actually a change from the previous world record, which was deemed likely inaccurate (due to several factors) by a World Meteorological Organization Commission (according to in 2012.  That record was 136 degrees in what is now modern-day Libya. 

This weekend, it is predicted that the temperature will reach 128 on Saturday and 129 on Sunday.

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