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Death Valley tentatively ties all-time June high US temperature

This photo was sent to NOAA by the National Park Service Monday morning confirming that it was 129 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday (Image: National Park Service)

This photo was sent to NOAA by the National Park Service Monday morning confirming that it was 129 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday (Image: National Park Service)


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theweathernetwork.com

Monday, July 1, 2013, 7:15 PM -

The National Weather Service says California's Death Valley National Park tentatively recorded a high temperature of 53.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday, which would tie the all-time June record high for the United States.

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


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