Relatively Hot

The highest officially recorded temperature in the United States, which is also the official highest temperature recorded in the Western Hemisphere, was 134 degrees Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913, in Death Valley, California. This yields only to the world’s official highest temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit (actually measured in Centigrade at the time), recorded on September 13, 1922 at El Azizia, Libya.

Incidentally, the highest recorded temperature for the South Pole is 7.5 degrees Fahrenheit, on December 27, 1978.

It’s hot.

For more information on world record high temperatures see the Infoplease Almanac. For more information on weather extremes, check out “Hottest Temperature on Earth”.

Published in: on August 4, 2009 at 8:56 am  Leave a Comment  

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