Death Valley celebrates world temperature record tomorrowJuly 9th, 2013 at 1:27 pm by Jim Spencer under Weather
Join the Celebration:
On July 10th, 1913 the weather observer at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California recorded a high temperature of 134°F (56.7°C). This is the highest reliably recorded air temperature on Earth. Please join us at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the world record high temperature. By attending you will:
- Experience the conditions that make Death Valley the hottest place on Earth.
- Be there as the official temperature observation is made.
- Learn about Weather and Climate Extremes (WMO Extremes Archive)
- Learn about how another claim to the world’s hottest temperature title was invalidated after 90 years.
- Learn about protecting yourself from extreme heat from people who live there.
- Christopher Burt – Weather Underground
- Dr. Randall Cerveny – Ariz. State University/World Meteorological Organization
- Chris Stachelski – NOAA’s National Weather Service – Las Vegas, NV
- TBD – Death Valley National Park
|11:00 – 12:00||Press conference and media interviews|
|12:00 – 12:20||What Makes Death Valley the Hottest Place on Earth? – NWS|
|12:20 – 12:45||History of the Death Valley Weather Station – Chris Stachelski, NWS|
|12:45 – 1:30||What is it Like to Live in the Hottest Place on Earth? – NPS|
|1:30 – 1:50||Break|
|1:50 – 2:35||Overturning the Libya Record – Christopher Burt, Weather Underground|
|2:35 – 3:20||World’s hottest recorded temperature? Who’s to blame? – Dr. Randall Cerveny, WMO/ASU|
|3:20 – 3:45||What Made July 10, 1913 So Hot? – Chris Stachelski, NWS|
|3:45||Head outside for 4:00 temperature observation.|