Death Valley National Park is holding on to its reputation of being the hottest place on the planet.
Preliminary data puts Sunday's high temperature at 130°F (54.4°C).
If that temperature is verified it would be the hottest temperature officially recorded on Earth since 1913. The previous record is also held by Death Valley.
130°F recorded at 3:41 PM PDT on Sunday, August 16, 2020 (pending verification)
Previous August 16 daily high temperature record: 125°F
Previous August monthly high temperature record: 127°F
In July 1913, temperatures of 130, 131, and 134°F were observed.
The heat is expected to continue across the area for the next few days.