Wednesday, 10 July 2013

100 years ago

100 years ago, July 10, 1913 there was a hot heat in Death Valley. Temperature reached 134°F (or 56.7°C), then the highest in a history.

One of sailing stones in the Death Valley National Park

And up to now it is a record in the Western Hemisphere.

World record was broken 13 September 1922 in El Azizia, Libya. Then temperature reached +57,8°C (+58,2°C). But this record is debatable. Shortly before the weather station's usual maximum thermometer had been damaged, and replaced by an uncalibrated ordinary maximum-minimum thermometer.

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