Statement as of 4:57 PM PDT on March 30, 2015
... All-time March record high tied at Death Valley...
The high temperature at the furnace creek visitor's center in Death
Valley, California reached 103 degrees today. This breaks the old
daily record for March 30th of 101 set in 2002. This also ties the
all-time March record high of 103 set on March 31, 2011. This is now
the 4th day in a row Death Valley has reached a record high
Note... the high temperature reported on March 27th was revised to 99
degrees. The previous high temperature reported by the park service
was deemed in error by the National Weather Service in Las Vegas
based on back-up equipment located on site. However, the high
temperature of 99 degrees still sets a record for that date.
The above information is preliminary and is subject to a final
review before being certified by the National climatic data center.