Warming causing more cooling: Death Valley sets record for summer cool

Warming causing more cooling: Death Valley sets record for summer cool

Death Valley, Calif., which is known for being the world’s hottest location, maxed out at a relatively chilly 89 degrees on Sunday. This temperature – more than 30 degrees below average – was its coolest high temperature on record for the date by a whopping 15 degrees. The previous record of 104 was set in 1945.

This was only the eigth time that a high in the 80s has occurred in Death Valley in July or August, and there hasn’t been a high less than 90 since 1984. Weather records in Death Valley go back to 1911. …

The average June high in Death Valley is 120 degrees, July is 124 degrees, and August is 122. This makes Sunday’s high temperature a ridiculous 33 degrees below normal.

Death Valley set the world’s record hottest temperature of 134 degrees on July 10, 1913.

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