Hi, yes, I am still here. Still look at the forums at times.

Most people know that Death Valley, in California, experiences very hot temperatures during the summer. I have been following the temps there for 40 years.

Have been waiting all that time for that place to reach 130 degrees F (54.4 C). It did get very close several times with a reading of 129 F (53.8 C). So frustrating!

Finally, last August 16, the official reading there was 130 degrees! As recent as last week, it did hit 128 degrees (53.3 C)... off to a good start this year. I highly doubt it will again record 130 degrees (54.4 C) but anything is possible.

Here it is listed in the Los Angeles Times, the second photo a close-up.