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The Death Valley Climate Book is a publication produced by the staff at the National Weather Service Office in Las Vegas, Nevada. All data in this publication was obtained from the official forms, publications, digital datasets and record books for this station. All normals, unless noted, were produced by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, North Carolina. NCDC should be contacted for certified weather data.

Information in this publication was last updated on April 2, 2015.

Compiled by Chris Stachelski. This publication is updated as needed based on the data compiled in the publication A Century of Weather in Death Valley, California: 1911-2011.

NOTE: This document is in pdf format.

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Geographical Introduction
History Of Weather Observations
An Overview Of Death Valley's Climate

Temperature Record
Temperature Record Overview
January Daily Normals And Records
February Daily Normals And Records
March Daily Normals And Records
April Daily Normals And Records
May Daily Normals And Records
June Daily Normals And Records
July Daily Normals And Records
August Daily Normals And Records
September Daily Normals And Records
October Daily Normals And Records
November Daily Normals And Records
December Daily Normals And Records
Graph Of The Normal Daily Maximum And Minimum Temperatures Based On 1981-2010 Normals

Warmest And Coldest Months And Years Based On Average Temperature
Average Monthly And Annual Temperatures By Year
Graph Of The Average Annual Temperature
Average Maximum Temperatures By Month And Year
Graph Of The Average Annual Maximum Temperature
Average Minimum Temperatures By Month And Year
Graph Of The Average Annual Minimum Temperature

Highest And Lowest Maximum And Minimum Temperatures Ever Recorded
Highest Maximum Temperature By Year
Lowest Maximum Temperature By Year
Highest Minimum Temperature By Year
Lowest Minimum Temperature By Year

Number Of Days With A Specific Temperature
Number of Consecutive Days With A Specific Temperature
Earliest And Latest First Occurrence And Last Occurrence for Specific Temperature Thresholds And Averages
Heating And Cooling Degree Days

Precipitation Record
Precipitation Overview
January Normal And Record Precipitation
February Normal And Record Precipitation
March Normal And Record Precipitation
April Normal And Record Precipitation
May Normal And Record Precipitation
June Normal And Record Precipitation
July Normal And Record Precipitation
August Normal And Record Precipitation
September Normal And Record Precipitation
October Normal And Record Precipitation
November Normal And Record Precipitation
December Normal And Record Precipitation

Maximum 24 Hour Precipitation By Month And Greatest Ever
Wettest and Driest Months, Seasons and Years
Total Monthly And Annual Precipitation
Graphs Of The Total Annual Precipitation
Number Of Days With Precipitation
Graphs Of The Total Number Of Days By Year With Specific Precipitation Values
Consecutive Days Records

Evaporation Record Overview
Total Evaporation In Inches By Month and Year
Graph Of The Total Yearly Evaporation In Inches By Year
Average Daily Evaporation In Inches at Death Valley By Month And Year
Graph Of The Average Daily Evaporation In Inches By Year

Other Statistics and Facts
Holiday Weather Overview
Twelve Significant Weather Events
Deaths And Injuries Due To Heat In Death Valley
El Nino And La Nina Episodes And Their Impact On The Weather In Death Valley

References and Acknowledgements


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