People head to Death Valley to celebrate in the heat

100th anniversary of record-breaking temperature

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. - There’s no denying that Death Valley is hot, but that’s not going to stop people from celebrating under the sun.

Death Valley hit a record high temperature of 129 degrees two weeks ago, tying the all-time June record for the United States. It’s still a few degrees short of the all-time record of 134 degrees set in Death Valley on July 10, 1913. To celebrate that record, the park has issued an open invitation for people to drive out and celebrate the 100th anniversary Wednesday, July 10.

Believe it or not, Death Valley is already a popular summer destination for adventure seekers. The hot temperature celebration will kick off at noon at the Furnace Creek Visitor’s Center. And in case you’re wondering, the high temperature for the celebration is forecast to be 115 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.




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