Death Valley, California • Earth.com

Last update: October 17th, 2019 at 9:00 am

Death Valley, California

Death Valley’s Furnace Creek holds the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded in the world, hitting 134 degrees Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913. This region endures extremely long, hot summers and short, mild winters. High valley walls do not allow hot air to escape and push it back down into the ground, where it is trapped and reheated.

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