As an intense and record-breaking heat wave continues to roast the American West, AccuWeather forecasters are calling for the highest temperature to occur on Wednesday at the lowest point in North America: Death Valley.
The forecast high temperature in Death Valley, California, on Wednesday is 126 degrees, with an AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature of 129. Death Valley is the record-holder for the highest air temperature ever recorded on Earth, a sizzling 134 degrees Fahrenheit in 1913.
Dozens of record highs have already fallen from California and Arizona to Utah to Montana and Idaho, and more are likely to tumble heading into the weekend as temperatures remain well above 100 F and even 110.
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Heat warnings and advisories are in effect across 7 states in the West and Southwest today, with 40 million people likely to see temperatures reach or exceed 100 degrees in the coming days. https://t.co/vlVfouMLm7
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