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Death Valley weather

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:41 pm
by Candace_66
Looks like another active weather day in DVNP... Flash Flood Warning in effect:

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Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:48 pm
by Candace_66
Updated flash flood warning:

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Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:57 pm
by Candace_66
Was still eventful out there at nearly 7:00 PM...

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Recent Death Valley weather problems?

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:04 am
by Death Valley Dazed
Have any of you been in the park lately or know if the recent storms caused any damage or problems? Hoping not!

Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:36 pm
by JesPortland

Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:43 pm
by Candace_66
I haven't been keeping this updated. But July 19 there was a flash flood warning in the evening, for an area mostly comprised of the Cottonwood Mountains north of Ubehebe Crater and south of the DV-Big Pine Road. Then this afternoon there was a flood advisory for western areas of the Park. Mostly the Panamint Mountains, and also west of Panamint Springs.

Before the monsoon season started, I read a forecast that called for above-average monsoon precipitation in the Southwest. May turn out to be correct!

Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:49 pm
by Candace_66
Road closures as of July 16, from DVNP Facebook page... I would think there has been more damage in the last two days, but it might be a day or two to get any updates:

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Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:01 am
by Candace_66
It will be a tad bit warm in DV the next few days...

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Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:01 pm
by Candace_66
Updated: Officially it got up to 127 !!

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128 and 131 - Darth Vader and me debunk record

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:42 pm
by Death Valley Dazed
Not to pour cold water on a hot topic, but here's photo proof of higher temps. Maybe the thermometer at Furnace Creek Visitors Center is not official. I know I'm getting nitpicky here even if it's just a matter of degrees. :angry:

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and put that in your pipe and chew it Chewbacca!

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Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:21 pm
by TacoLand
Yeah, that's not how it works.

Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:15 pm
by Candace_66
Based on my own past observations, and discussion here, that readout isn't connected to the "official" WX station there in FC. Seems like it would be easy enough to do!

Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:50 pm
by Candace_66
127 again today (Wednesday) :angry:

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Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:44 pm
by Candace_66
Friday makes four 127 degree days in a row... :twisted:

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But apparently that's not stopping the tourists!


https://twitter.com/vegasphotograph/sta ... 7374812160

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Re: Death Valley weather

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:47 pm
by Death Valley Dazed
Thanks for the timely update Candace. I have mixed feelings about hoping for a new record. While it would be really "cool" to break the consecutive day and all-time high records just for fun, the reality behind the temp increases may be "bad news?"