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The temperature regularly tops 100 degrees Fahrenheit from April to October in Death Valley, including every day in July and August. When the days reach 100 or more, the nighttime temperatures usually remain above 70 degrees.
Winter nights in Death Valley often get substantially cooler than the rest of the year. On about half of winter nights, the thermometer drops below 40 degrees.
The desert averages nine nights a year of freezing weather, which can occur anytime from November to February. Any overnight frost normally thaws the next day, as daytime highs are typically always above 50 degrees.
Death Valley is famous as the hottest place on earth and driest place in North America. The world record highest air temperature of 134°F (57°C) was recorded at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913. Summer temperatures often top 120°F (49°C) in the shade with overnight lows dipping into the 90s°F (mid-30s°C.) Average rainfall is less than 2 inches (5 cm), a fraction of what most deserts receive. Occasional thunderstorms, especially in late summer, can cause flash floods.
In contrast to the extremes of summertime, winter and spring are very pleasant. Winter daytime temperatures are mild in the low elevations, with cool nights that only occasionally reach freezing. Higher elevations are cooler than the low valley. Temperatures drop 3 to 5°F (2 to 3°C) with every thousand vertical feet of height gained (approx. 300m). Sunny skies are the norm in Death Valley, but winter storms and summer monsoons can bring cloud cover and rain. Wind is common in the desert, especially in the spring. Dust storms can suddenly blow up with approaching cold fronts.
The park was established in 1933.
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