California's Death Valley Sets New Record for Hottest Month
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California's Death Valley may have just set a world record for hottest month ever.
The area's average temperature for the month of July was 42.28 degrees Celsius. That is higher than the earlier world record, set last July in Death Valley as well.
Todd Lericos, a weather expert for the National Weather Service, said the record beat last year's record by "quite a bit." He added that the data still needed to be further examined before going into official record books.
The temperatures are measured at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley got its name from a group of pioneers who became lost there in 1849 and 1850. They feared they were all going to die, the National Park Service says. And one person in the group did before the rest found their way out.
In the springtime, Death Valley National Park bursts to life with visitors who come to see the desert wildflowers. But by May, Death Valley is already extremely hot, the National Park Service says. Visitors from around the world still come, but not to see the blooms. Instead, they want to experience one of the hottest places on earth.
Summer heat there is so extreme that travelers are warned to drink at least four liters of water each day, carry extra water in their cars, stay close to their vehicles, and watch themselves and others for signs of heat illness.
Summer visitors are urged to "travel prepared to survive," avoid hiking at low elevations and return to their air-conditioned cars after just 10 to 15 minutes of being outside.
Last month, Death Valley recorded high temperatures of above 48 degrees Celsius for 17 of the last 18 days of July. For four consecutive days, high temperatures reached 52 degrees Celsius.
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美国国家气象局气象专家托德·勒里克斯（Todd Lericos）表示，这一纪录比去年的高温纪录“高很多”。他还表示，在入选官方记录册前，这些数据还有待进一步核实 。
1849年和1850年有一群拓荒者在这里迷失，死亡谷因此得名。国家公园管理局称，他们担心自己会死在这里 。其中一人在其他人找到出路前去世了 。
春季到来时，死亡谷国家公园一片生机勃勃，来观赏沙漠野花的游客络绎不绝。国家公园管理局表示，而到5月份时，死亡谷已经非常炎热了 。虽然世界各地的游客还会前来，但并不是为了赏花 。相反，他们是想体验一下这地球上最炎热的地方之一 。