Death Valley' 129 Degrees Sets All-Time Record For June

4:51 PM, Jul 1, 2013   |    comments
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Doyle Rice, USA TODAY

The all-time U.S. high temperature record for June was tied Sunday in Death Valley, Calif., according to the National Weather Service.

The temperature soared to a beastly 129 degrees late Sunday afternoon in the desert location, generally regarded as one of the hottest locations on the planet. This ties the all-time June record high for both California and the entire United States.

A 129-degree reading was also recorded at Volcano, Calif., (a former town near the Salton Sea) on June 23, 1902.

The 134-degree temperature measured in July 1913 in Death Valley remains the all-time world-record temperature.

Temperatures in the upper 120s are again forecast Monday and Tuesday at Death Valley before "cooling off" to the mid-120s by midweek.

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