Death Valley topples heat record set 100 years ago

Friday, August 04, 2017 01:49PM
Death Valley is living up to its name this summer. The region just had its hottest July ever, beating a record set 100 years ago.


DEATH VALLEY, Calif. - Death Valley is living up to its name this summer. The region just had its hottest July ever recorded, beating a record set 100 years ago.

Last month, desert temperatures reached their hottest ever at a scorching average of 107.4 degrees.

That includes nighttime temperatures, searing at an average of 95 degrees.

The July temps toppled the previous record set in 1917, which was 107.2 degrees.
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