Published by CBSNEWS.COM
Summary generated on August 17, 2020
On Sunday, the thermometer at Death Valley's Furnace Creek, located in the deserts of Southern California, soared to 130 degrees Fahrenheit, according to NOAA's Weather Prediction Center.
If verified, it would be the hottest temperature recorded in the U. S. since 1913, and perhaps the hottest temperature ever reliably recorded in the world.
The historic reading is just a small part of a massive, intense and long-lasting heat dome smothering the West Coast, that will continue to get worse through Tuesday.
The highest temperature ever recorded on Earth was also observed in Death Valley.