"Heat Wave: Death Valley Hits 128 Degrees -- Or Is It 129?"

"FURNACE CREEK--Blame it on dueling thermometers. The National Weather Service thermometer recorded a peak temperature at 4 p.m. Sunday of 128 degrees in Death Valley National Park, which ties the record for the hottest June day anywhere in the U.S."

"The National Park Service thermometer – 200 yards away – recorded a temperature of 129.9, which shatters the record for June."

Louis Sahagun Los Angeles Times June 30, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"'Blast Furnace' Heat Engulfs U.S. West Into Weekend" (Reuters)

"How Hot Is the Heat Wave? Very, Very Hot" (Christian Science Monitor)

"Yucaipa Fire Burns Through California Amid Broiling Heat Wave" (Christian Science Monitor)

"Heat Wave Intensifies Across Western U.S." (AP)

"Southland's Heat Wave Just Getting Started" (Los Angeles Times)

"Western United States Swelters Amid Deadly Heat" (Reuters)

Source: LA Times, 07/01/2013