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What is the hottest a desert has ever been?

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August 08, 2014 5:39PM

The hottest temperature ever reliably recorded in a desert was 134 degrees F. at Furnace Creek in Death Valley of the Mojave Desert in 1913. Some say that even hotter temperatures were recorded in Libya in the Sahara but these readings are not accepted by most as it was determined that those measuring the temperature were inexperienced and did not properly measure the temperature.