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Death Valley just recorded 54.4 degrees Celsius which, if verified, could torch the record book – ABC News

If verified, Sunday’s peak could possibly threaten the hottest temperatures reliably recorded on Earth. But temperature records are a hotly contested, confusing business.

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Preliminary recordings show Death Valley in California on Sunday reached 130 degrees Fahrenheit, or 54.4 degrees Celsius, according to the National Weather Service in the United States.

  • Death Valley’s Furnace Creek weather station recorded 54.4C at 3:41pm local time on Sunday
  • It is short of the official record of 56.7C recorded at the same station back in 1913
  • As many old records are widely considered questionable, if verified, this could potentially be the hottest relia…

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