If you think it's hot in Hampton Roads, just look back to this date in weather history!  

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), on July 10, 1913, the hottest temperature on earth was recorded at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California.  

How hot did it get? 134.1° Fahrenheit!

To make matters worse, this temperature was recorded in a massive sandstorm!

There are some historians who believe that this temperature is a myth, especially since a 1922 reading of 136° in Libya was recently de-certified.  But as of right now, the WMO says "all available evidence points to its legitimacy."


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