Death Valley is back to its usual form, claiming the nation's highest temperatures during the entire first week in April, reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit on April 4th.
Death Valley was last the nation's hot spot back in mid-March when it claimed the top temperature for seven of eight consecutive days. During that spell the highest temperature was 102 recorded on March 16th.
The return of hot temperatures to the region prompts us to remind visitors of the need to remain hydrated by drinking plenty of water during your stay. This is just the start of the hot season, as during the summer months between June and September temperatures can exceed 120 degrees every day, occasionally for weeks at a time.
Now is a terrific time to explore the mid to higher elevations. Day time temperatures there are still quite comfortable for hiking, while evenings are still cool enough for a light jacket around the campfire.
If you are visiting Death Valley be sure to consult the Morning Report issued daily by Death Valley National Park. You can find an easy link to the Morning Report on our top and left side menus.