A lot of Americans can confirm one thing right now: it’s fucking hot. In case you still have doubts, Death Valley, California – the warmest, driest and lowest place in the country –experienced a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius) on Friday, one of the warmest temperatures ever reliably recorded on the planet.
The National Meteorological Service reported the hot heat in the park on Friday, adding that there is one in four chances that Death Valley will reach 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius) once more on both Saturday and Sunday. From 12 o’clock on Saturday, the agency said there were already 123 degrees Fahrenheit (50.6 degrees Celsius) in Death Valley.
“These extreme opportunities are NOT a joke! Be careful before going outdoors this weekend. Do not expose yourself or people who react urgently! “The National Weather Service office in Las Vegas he said on Twitter on Saturday.
The wild and alarming reading of the temperature in Death Valley on Friday is associated with the warmest temperature reliably recorded on Earth, which is not surprising, own previous highest temperature since August last year. At that time, the park also recorded a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius).
However, saying that the records of Death Valley from 2020 and this year are the highest temperatures ever recorded on Earth is not without discussion. As explained in Washington Post, a reading of 130 degrees lags behind only two other temperatures ever measured. The first is 134 Fahrenheit (56.7 degrees Celsius) reading in Death Valley July 10, 1913, and the second measurement was 131 degrees (55 degrees Celsius) in Kebili, Tunisia, on July 7, 1931.
The Post quotes time historian Christopher Burt who is criticized the record temperature of the Death Valley from 1913 as “basically not possible from a meteorological perspective”. Burt too examined Kebili temperature from 1931, stating that older measurements “included thermometers and shelters that are unlikely to be accepted today.”
Whether you believe the 134-degree Fahrenheit measurement was reliably recorded or not, NWS doesn’t believe Death Valley will break that record this weekend.
The record high temperature of Death Valley is just one detail of the dangerous and extreme heat that is hitting our planet. The west coast is on its way suffered another heat wave this weekend, shortly after the Pacific Northwest experienced a heat wave called a “Mass Victim Event.” In addition, NOAA stated that June 2021 was the warmest recorded June in the United States
Heat waves are just one of the many effects of climate change, and they will get worse. Scientists are Attribution of world time are said to be hot in the Northwest Pacific, though under consideration rare or extremely rare in today’s climate, “it would be almost impossible without man-made climate change. ”
“As the warming continues, it will become much rarer,” they wrote.