The official weather observing station in Death Valley, California — called Furnace Creek for good reason — reached a scorching 128 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, CBS News reports.
That marks the hottest temperature recorded anywhere on the planet since 2017 and is only one degree behind what experts say is likely the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth. Whew…
Currently, the Southwest and lower Plains region are experiencing a CBS News, more record-high temperatures are expected this week as the heatwave travels eastward and northward.has set dozens of records over last weekend. According to
Finally 128F-53.3C (Rounded from 127.7F) Tmax at Furnace Creek , world highest temperature in 3 years. ! https://t.co/jS94n5iHTE
— Extreme Temperatures Around The World (@extremetemps) July 13, 2020
Other notable daily records include 121 degrees in Palm Springs, California; 116 in Phoenix, Arizona; 113 in Tucson, Arizona; 110 in Roswell, New Mexico; and 109 in Del Rio, Texas. Towns in Wyoming and Utah also hit record highs above 100 degrees, according to CBS News.
And that’s not all: possibly the most impressive numbers were the heat index (“feels like”) numbers which reached near 120 in Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Heat Index Oklahoma today 120, New Orleans 117… the UAE says “Hold my beer”… 151F!! Brings to mind recent research from Columbia U: “Potentially Fatal Combinations of Humidity and Heat Are Emerging Across the Globe” https://t.co/zO5fbVCnDt @earthinstitute @Revkin https://t.co/movNen7WJz
— Jeff Berardelli (@WeatherProf) July 12, 2020
These are the times when we miss winter a little extra!