Western heat wave threatens all-time temp record of 134-deg F — set in 1913

So what made it so hot when atmospheric CO2 was at or below 300 ppm?

Climate Central reports:

A brutal and potentially historic heat wave is in store for the West as parts of Nevada, Arizona and California may get dangerously hot temperatures this weekend and into next week. In fact, by the end of the heat wave, we may see a record tied or broken for the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth…

ll-time records are likely to be threatened in normally hot places — including Death Valley, Calif., which holds the record for the highest reliably recorded air temperature on earth at 134°F. That mark was set on July 10, 1913, and with forecast highs between 126°F to 129°F this weekend, that record could be threatened. The last time Death Valley recorded a temperature at or above 130°F was in 1913.

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3 thoughts on “Western heat wave threatens all-time temp record of 134-deg F — set in 1913”

  1. So, the hottest of our times is still expected to be five degrees cooler than in 1913. Still, I can hear local CBS news (Chicago no less) wetting its pants over this on the TV in the other room.

  2. A few years ago the temperature in Phoenix was an official 122 degrees F. By Saturday, we’re expecting a top temp of 118 degrees.But it won’t last long and after September, the temps should be in the 80’s. The secret is to drink plenty of water and keep hydrated. By October we’ll have seven months of delightful weather. It’s been like this since forever.

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