Record High Temp Set in Death Valley

Record High Temp Set in Death Valley

The temperature at Death Valley’s Furnace Creek reached 130 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday. NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center stated the reading breaks a 1913 record for hottest U.S. temperature recorded. 

Record high temperatures were set in cities across the Western United States on Saturday, and forecasters at the National Weather Service expect the heatwave to continue into next week.

Prolonged extreme temperatures can affect infrastructure. As well as straining power grids and causing blackouts, extreme heat can ground planes, melt roads, and cause the inside of cars to overheat to dangerous levels.

The hot weather is also helping wildfires to ignite and spread. High temps dry the air and vegetation, greatly increasing the likelihood of wildfires to occur.

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