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Death Valley weather

Post by Candace_66 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:41 pm

Looks like another active weather day in DVNP... Flash Flood Warning in effect:

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Re: Death Valley weather

Post by Candace_66 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:48 pm

Updated flash flood warning:

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Re: Death Valley weather

Post by Candace_66 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:57 pm

Was still eventful out there at nearly 7:00 PM...

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Recent Death Valley weather problems?

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:04 am

Have any of you been in the park lately or know if the recent storms caused any damage or problems? Hoping not!
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Re: Death Valley weather

Post by Candace_66 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:43 pm

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!

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Post by Candace_66 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:49 pm

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

Post by Candace_66 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:01 am

It will be a tad bit warm in DV the next few days...

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Re: Death Valley weather

Post by Candace_66 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:01 pm

Updated: Officially it got up to 127 !!

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128 and 131 - Darth Vader and me debunk record

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:42 pm

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

Post by TacoLand » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:21 pm

Yeah, that's not how it works.

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Re: Death Valley weather

Post by Candace_66 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:15 pm

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!

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Re: Death Valley weather

Post by Candace_66 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:50 pm

127 again today (Wednesday) :angry:

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Re: Death Valley weather

Post by Candace_66 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:44 pm

Friday makes four 127 degree days in a row... :twisted:

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But apparently that's not stopping the tourists!


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Re: Death Valley weather

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:47 pm

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?"
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