Death Valley May Have Broken A Heat Record
I joked last week that 2020 is just targeting each state individually at this point when I talked about giant swamp rats taking over Texas, but now it looks like 2020 is going to a new spot with a major heat wave.
A climate scientist at UCLA said,
"Assuming yesterday's record is validated, this is probably the highest reliably recorded temperature in world history."
Looks like California is getting the 2020 treatment this week. On Sunday at 3:41pm the temperature reportedly hit 130 degrees! This was taken at in Death Valley, located in the Mojave Desert of southeastern California.
The still temperature is going to be reviewed and verified, so nothing is cretin yet, but odds are this is correct, and if it is it'll beat the current record that was set on July 10, 1913.
According to Buzzfeed that temperature was 134 degrees at Death Valley's Furnace Creek. The NWS said Sunday's temperature might make this the hottest August in Death Valley on record.