Death Valley tentatively ties all-time June high US temperature
Monday, July 1, 2013, 7:15 -
The weather service's Las Vegas office on Monday posted to its website a photo of a Park Service thermometer showing the mercury on June 30.
The reading preliminary ties the U.S. June mark of 53.8 degrees Celsius recorded on June 23, 1902, at Volcano, a former town near the Salton Sea in southeastern California.
The reading, however, is short of the all-time, world record 56.67 degrees Celsius set in Death Valley on July 10, 1913.
When the temperature climbs past 50 degrees celsius, you're supposed to hunker down somewhere cool. Click here to find out why some have been flocking to Death Valley.
With files from The Associated Press