DISCUSSION: As we go back in California state weather history all the way to July 10th, 1913, we arrive at a very memorable day for Death Valley, California. Many people both across the United States and around the world recognize Death Valley, California as an iconic location within the contiguous United States for unbearably hot daytime high temperatures year-in and year-out. Back on July 10th, 1913, there was most certainly no exception to that common theme for that part of the country. On this particular day, the official observing station located at Greenland Ranch out in Death Valley, California recorded a maximum daytime high temperature of 134°F. This still remains to be a world record for the highest daytime high temperature observed anywhere ever at any point in recorded history. It is also worth noting per the link attached below (courtesy of the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information-Climate) that this particular day with a global record maximum daytime high temperature was just one day within a larger 10-day period of incredibly hot weather in and around the Death Valley region. To learn more about this steaming story, click this link.
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