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Death Valley may have broken the record for the hottest temperature ever set

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August 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM

If you think it’s hot in the Okanagan or Kamloops, just think what it would be like if it was about 20 degrees warmer.

Furnace Creek, California, in the depths of Death Valley, recorded a temperature of 54.4 C yesterday, Aug. 16.

Efforts are underway to verify that recording and to see if it is, in fact, the world’s hottest temperature.

The World Meteorological Organization Archives reports that Furnace Creek recorded a temperature of 56.7C on July 10, 1913 but some weather historians have questioned the accuracy of that recording.

Last year the meteorological organization verified the recording of two 54C temperatures in Mitribah, Kuwait, on July 21, 2016 and in Turbat, Pakistan, on May 28, 2017.

Yesterday it got to 36 C in Kelowna and 37.9 C in Kamloops.

 


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