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Name:  william
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Question:
what is the highest temperature, the hottest day, ever recorded on earth.?


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William,

The highest temperature that I know of is 134 degrees F at Greenland Ranch, CA in July 1913. The highest temperature at Death Valley, CA (often thought of as the hottest place on Earth) was only 127 degrees in August 1993.

Deserts typically record the highest temperatures. There may have been higher temperatures recorded elsewhere in the world that I am not aware of.

You can see climate extremes for the United States at
www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/climate/severeweather/temperatures.html

David Cook
meteorologist at Argonne Nat. Lab.


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