Death Valley Ties U.S. June High Temp RecordThe National Park recorded a high of 129 degrees on Sunday
Kevin Martin of Corona, California, poses for a snapshot by an unofficial thermometer reading at Furnace Creek Visitor Center reading 128 degrees on June 30, 2013, in Death Valley National Park, California.(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, California (AP) - The National Weather Service says California's Death Valley National Park tentatively recorded a high temperature of 129 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, which would tie the all-time June record high for the United States.
The weather service's Las Vegas office on Monday posted to its website a photo of a Park Service thermometer showing the mercury on June 30.
The reading preliminarily ties the U.S. June mark of 129 degrees Fahrenheit (53.8 degrees Celsius) recorded on June 23, 1902, at Volcano, a former town near the Salton Sea in southeastern California.
The reading, however, is short of the all-time, world record 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56.67 degrees Celsius) set in Death Valley on July 10, 1913.
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