TheWeatherSpace.com Senior Meteorologist Kevin Martin has announced that he will be heading to the hottest place in the world – Death Valley, California. Temperatures over 130F are forecast for the area, and a record might fall.
On July 10, 1913, Death Valley’s Furnace Creek recorded a temperature of 134F. This is said to be the hottest temperature officially recorded on Earth. Now, 100 years later; Martin will try to see history repeat itself.
“I’ll be leaving Sunday morning with two other people,” said Martin. I’ll have a GPS unit so people can track our progress and a portable weather station for the temperature readings. I’ll also have a video camera for documentation.”
According to Martin, a ridge of high pressure will develop over the area, bringing the high temperatures to the region. His service in Southern California does not cover Death Valley, but Southern California Weather Authority.com is predicting temperatures in Palm Springs of over 120F that day as well.
“Martin’s trip is rather crazy, but it is equivalent to tornado chasing for that record breaking event,” said Ken, a weather spotter out of Azuza, California. “130 degrees is not where I would want to be and I wish the team luck.”
NOAA temperature forecasts yesterday for the area had 122, today 129. Martin is forecasting it to be hotter than both of those temperatures and the grids might reflect on this in the coming day or two.
Martin’s trip update will come on Sunday morning at The Weather Space.com Facebook PageTo e-mail the CEO and Senior Meteorologist of TheWeatherSpace.com, use admin@TheWeatherSpace.com
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