1913 saw the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in Death Valley. Katherine Hayhoe says this sort of extreme weather is due to your SUV.
The hottest air temperature ever recorded in Death Valley (Furnace Creek) was 134°F (57°C) on July 10, 1913. During the heat wave that peaked with that record, five consecutive days reached 129° F (54°C) or above. Death Valley held the record for the hottest place on earth until 1922.
Oddly enough, 1913 was also the year that saw Death Valley’s coldest temperature. On January 8 the temperature dropped to 15°F (-10°C) at Furnace Creek.