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LaChavela 06-30-2013 07:43 PM

So how hot is it where you live???
 
FURNACE CREEK--Blame it on dueling thermometers.

The National Weather Service thermometer recorded a peak temperature at 4 p.m. Sunday of 128 degrees in Death Valley National Park, which ties the record for the hottest June day anywhere in the U.S.

The National Park Service thermometer – 200 yards away – recorded a temperature of 129.9, which shatters the record for June.

But the National Weather Service has the final say, and its official electronic readings will not be available until 8 a.m. Monday.

“There’s only one thermometer that counts,” said Charlie Callagan, the park’s wilderness coordinator and former head of its weather station. “There’s a possibility that we actually broke the record for June, and that’s exciting.”

That kind of talk disappointed dozens of visitors who had gathered at the park’s headquarters expecting to learn that they had sweated through a historic high on Earth.

After all, many of them had taken informal readings from thermometers at popular destinations throughout the park, all of them different and ranging from 128 to 132 degrees and above. Those thermometers include a large digital model prominently displayed at the entrance of the headquarters.

That thermometer was showing off temperatures above 130 degrees for much of Sunday afternoon, attracting hundreds of visitors who posed for photographs next to what they thought were historically high numbers on the screen. Park rangers, however, sheepishly apologized later for what they described as errant figures on a device they described as no more than “a photo-op for tourists” and not the official measuring instrument.

Meteorologists had expected the mercury to soar to about 130 degrees for the first time anywhere in the country in nearly a century. The highest temperature ever recorded on Earth is 134 degrees, recorded in Death Valley on July 10, 1913.

Meteorologists attribute the crippling heat to a combination of factors, including a relatively narrow valley bordered by mountain ranges that trap prevailing winds and curtail circulation, a dearth of vegetation, vast expanses of sand, dirt and rocks that heat up in the summer sun, the region’s low elevation and global warming.

The national park’s headquarters in Furnace Creek is 190 feet below sea level. Nearby Badwater, at 280 feet below sea level, is the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere.

Meanwhile, the entire Southern California region was experiencing extreme temperatures.

In Los Angeles, the heat was a particular concern to firefighters because it comes in a year of record dry conditions that have already sparked several major brush fires in the area.

Fireworks also went on sale Friday in some areas, adding another fire danger. Fireworks will be sold in 295 designated communities in the state through the Fourth of July.

Since January, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has responded to about 2,900 fires, department spokesman Daniel Berlant said. In an average year, he said, it would have responded to fewer than 1,800 by this time.

Dry brush is a reason for the increase in fires, Berlant said. Current weather conditions are more typical of late August or early September, he said.

Several agencies opened cooling centers — air-conditioned facilities where the public can escape the heat — in Los Angeles County. For information about the centers, call 211

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...,6477803.story

NerdistSince86 06-30-2013 08:07 PM

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75 degrees in the OC

REMAINING STRONG 06-30-2013 08:28 PM

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They should sell ice cold beer at that weather station. At 129° they would make a killing on those visitors.

Dannie 07-01-2013 06:11 PM

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81' in the Land of ToTo. It's nice so far.

I hear it's suppose to stay in the 80's all week.

I sure hope so .. :)

niaV 07-01-2013 06:20 PM

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~110 f

Bonez956 07-01-2013 07:37 PM

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105 or so, and I STILL ride with the window down, Im a Texan godamit, I can take it!

Or am I just a broke Mexican, with AC budget cuts? :/

Bonez956 07-03-2013 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by sweetnspicy79 (Post 1494179)
Lol^^ I put my AC on 65○

really? Thats awfully cold lol

NerdistSince86 07-03-2013 09:13 AM

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^what about 63? Lol I know it's bad :}

G U C C I 07-03-2013 09:40 AM

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It gets to like 120..thousand degrees out here.
SMH Vegas weather is nothing like home.

Dannie 07-03-2013 12:25 PM

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83' today .. ;)

ChicanoDan 07-03-2013 12:53 PM

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A Beautiful 87 degrees

Cal 07-03-2013 01:52 PM

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90. Center of the earth type temperatures.

SJ 07-03-2013 02:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bonez956 (Post 1494183)
really? Thats awfully cold lol

sweets sits in her house, AC blasting away, wearing a beanie and mittens in the summer, lol

ChicanoDan 07-03-2013 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Cal (Post 1494239)
90. Center of the earth type temperatures.

Pussy

just tru 07-03-2013 03:13 PM

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^^^ :lol:

Lamberto Quintero 07-03-2013 04:06 PM

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69 degrees yesterday, 67 today with a little thunder and rain not too long ago.

Cal 07-03-2013 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by ChicanoDan (Post 1494245)
Pussy

Eat baby dicks. Keep that poverty heat to yourself.

just tru 07-03-2013 04:43 PM

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Hey, man. Quit complaining. Just put your cargo shorts and your Sperry's on, and enjoy the weather.

Cal 07-03-2013 04:45 PM

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Who is complaining? It is an observation.

just tru 07-03-2013 05:07 PM

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SASS?

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps839f75fe.jpg

Bonez956 07-03-2013 06:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by NerdistSince86 (Post 1494201)
^what about 63? Lol I know it's bad :}

Dagnamitt, what is it with people and cold ass ACs? :-P
Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetnspicy79 (Post 1494238)
Theres nothing awful about cold weather! I love it.

I cant stand cold ACs for some reason, but cold outside weather aint so bad, I tend to like all seasons of the yr, even if we only about 2 wks of spring, fall, and winter, and about 10 - 11 months of summer down here :-D
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Originally Posted by SJ (Post 1494240)
sweets sits in her house, AC blasting away, wearing a beanie and mittens in the summer, lol

:lol:

LaChavela 07-03-2013 09:38 PM

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78 here and nice :)

xicanachick 07-04-2013 12:30 AM

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Fairly close to the beach, so not that bad.

HyperKinetic 07-04-2013 12:31 AM

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In the hundies mostly as of late. Tis the desert.

xicanachick 07-04-2013 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by HyperKinetic (Post 1494318)
In the hundies mostly as of late. Tis the desert.

That's how it'll be in my hometown over the next couple of days while I visit :(

p.s. Hi Hyper.


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