Warm weather in Death Valley pushed the temperature north of 128 degrees Fahrenheit a few weeks ago – something that’s much higher than what’s normal for the region for this time of the year. And at present, another bout of above-normal heat is building up in the region, which could cause temperatures to soar over the weekend. The high temperature on July 11 is expected to reach 130 degrees, which is quite close to the record 134 F temperature that was set there in the year 1913. The 134-degree mark is the present world record for the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
Death Valley, along with the Mojave Desert and Nye County, is under an excessive heat warning till July 12, according to the National Weather Service. The region has been experiencing extremely warm weather for the last few days. On July 7, the temperature in the area rose to 126 degrees, and the following day, the high hit 126 degrees yet again.
Abby Wines, the spokesperson for the Death Valley National Park told AccuWeather, “This is an extremely hot place for us to live and work, as well as it is for people to visit. There is something to be said for climatizing, so a person who acclimatizes to a high altitude, their body can adjust somewhat to dealing with extreme heat.”
The National Weather Service announced that the stretch of extreme weather extending till the end of the week could give rise to “dangerously hot conditions.” The Owens Valley and western Mojave Desert could experience temperatures as high as 110 degrees. Residents of Bishop, California already witnessed a record-high temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit on July 6. The following day, the temperature hit 107 degrees, and the day after, the mercury soared to 109 degrees in the region.