Death Valley’s Global Record 134°F Has Stood for 100 Years – So Far

July 1, 2013 - 11:10 AM

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(CNSNews.com) – According to the National Weather Service, the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 134°F in Death Valley, Calif., on July 10, 1913 – a record that has stood, so far, for 100 years.

"[Death Valley] has the warmest temperature ever recorded on Earth,” Chris Vaccaro, spokesperson for NWS, told CNSNews.com on Monday.

“We’re coming up on the 100th anniversary of that record,” Vaccaro said.

On Sunday, the temperature in Death Valley reached 128°F, according to Vaccaro, and meteorologists are predicting it could rise to 130 degrees today, July 1.

The Furnace Creek Visitor Center in Death Valley is marking the anniversary with special events on July 10.