Death Valley’s heat levels have increased, breaking the previous record for the greatest heat temperatures ever.
The National Parks Service reported that the temperature in the Furnace Creek region of the Southern California desert reached 127 degrees Fahrenheit.
It is only proper to draw attention to the fact that Death Valley, according to NPS, registered the world’s highest heat temperature in 1912, which was measured at 134 degrees, showing that this is not the first time the temperature of the scorching temperatures has risen.
This weekend’s record heat comes only weeks after the park experienced flash floods due to record rains, which left 1,000 visitors stranded and submerged 60 cars.
Over the next days, sweltering heat is predicted for the Golden State.
Tuesday’s highs are expected to be 112F (44C) in Fresno and 110F in Sacramento, respectively (43C). Other Central Valley locales should anticipate high temperatures in the 107F (42C) to 109F range (43C).
To avoid stepping on scorching ground, the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Sacramento has advised folks to exercise their pets first thing in the morning. They point out that when the surrounding air is 102°F (39°C), concrete can reach 143°F and asphalt can reach 167°F (75°C) (63C).
Sunday might be one of the warmest days of the year for the Los Angeles area, with highs in the San Fernando Valley perhaps reaching 114 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius). For the whole weekend, temperatures in downtown Los Angeles are predicted to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38C).