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Death Valley Is About to Post the Hottest Month in Recorded History

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This July in California's Death Valley National Park will mark the hottest month ever measured in human history, the Washington Post reports.

In July of 2017, Death Valley experienced the hottest-ever month in recorded history. On Wednesday, it will break its own record, concluding a month in which the average temperature of the valley—both day and night—was an incredible 108 degrees.

The temperature readings were recorded at 190 feet below sea level at the Furnace Creek weather station. For 20 full days in July, the high temperature peaked at 120 degrees or hotter. And from July 24th to July 27th, the high temperature reached a truly scorching 127 degrees—just two degrees shy of Death Valley's all-time high of 129 degrees, which was recorded in 2013.

Many have attributed this year's extreme summer heat across the Northern Hemisphere to climate change.

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