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Weatherman packs for Death Valley in hopes of a temperature record

Friday, June 28, 2013

Anna Krumnack, 8, and her father Rheinhold Krumnack, both of Germany, at Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park, in San Bernardino County, Calif., July 26, 2006. Photo by Guy McCarthy.Forecast high in Death Valley this weekend? 130 or so. That’s right up there in world record territory with the 134 degrees recorded at Greenland Ranch (now known as Furnace Creek Ranch) in Death Valley on July 10, 1913. So in hopes of being on hand to see the record fall, Kevin Martin, who blogs about weather here and here, says he plans to drive to Furnace Creek and Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park on Sunday. He also blogs for Banning-Beaumont Patch, whose Guy McCarthy writes about it and offers up the photo above of a German tourist and his young daughter at Badwater Basin on July 26, 2006.

Below, a photo of the U. S. Weather Bureau instrument shelter at the former Greenland Ranch in 1922, site of the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth.

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