Good 60º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday we topped at 105.6º !
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing
Interesting about the hottest temperature in the world...
The world record for the highest temperature ever officially recorded is 134.0°. According to Guinness World Records, Greenland Ranch (now Furnace Creek) in Death Valley, California holds this crown and achieved this global high on July 10, 1913. Death Valley was reinstated as the holder of this record in 2012, after the World Meteorological Organization disqualified the long-cited 136.4° mark claimed by El Azizia in Libya. The air temperature of the aptly named Furnace Creek in Death Valley reaches a staggering average daily high of 115°F making Death Valley one of the hottest places on Earth.
Badwater Basin is an endorheic basin in Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, Inyo County, California, noted as the lowest point in North America, with a depth of 282 ft below sea level. Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous 48 United States, is only 84.6 miles to the northwest.
The site itself consists of a small spring-fed pool of "bad water" next to the road in a sink; the accumulated salts of the surrounding basin make it undrinkable, thus giving it the name. The pool does have animal and plant life, including pickle weed, aquatic insects, and the Badwater snail.
Adjacent to the pool, where water is not always present at the surface, repeated freeze–thaw and evaporation cycles gradually push the thin salt crust into hexagonal honeycomb shapes.The pool is not the lowest point of the basin: the lowest point (which is only slightly lower) is several miles to the west and varies in position, depending on rainfall and evaporation patterns. The salt flats are hazardous to traverse (in many cases being only a thin white crust over mud), and so the sign marking the low point is at the pool instead.
Historically this date.........
1866 – New Orleans, Louisiana's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 15 Mission – David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module module Falcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover.
1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again, and will be declared legally dead on this date in 1982.
1990 – George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of New York Yankees for hiring Howie Spira to "get dirt" on Dave Winfield.
And births this date include...
1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of California
...........if you don't use it, you lose it!
1974 – Hilary Swank, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo