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NOUS45 KVEF 170128

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Las Vegas NV
628 PM PDT Sun Aug 16 2020

Death Valley, California recorded a high temperature of 130°F at 
3:41 PM PDT on Sunday, August 16, 2020.  This temperature was 
measured at Furnace Creek near the Visitors Center using a National 
Weather Service owned automated observation system. This observed 
high temperature is considered preliminary and not yet official. 

If verified, this will be the hottest temperature officially 
verified since July of 1913, also at Death Valley.  As this is an 
extreme temperature event, the recorded temperature will need to 
undergo a formal review.  A Climate Extremes Committee will be 
formed to verify the validity of the 130°F reading.

For Media inquiries please contact Dan Berc, 
Warning Coordination Meteorologist at or (702) 263-9753


Location                     Temp      Time/Date       Lat/Lon              
Furnace Creek                130 F     0341 PM 08/16   36.46N/116.87W       

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