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Death Valley Weather Records

Death Valley, California weather data and records from 1961–2022 based on data compiled by the NOAA.
All data displayed in U.S. customary units.
All data displayed in metric units.
All-Time Recorded High
The highest temperature ever recorded in Death Valley, California was 129.9 °F54.4 °C which occurred on July 9, 2021.
Highest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
All-Time Recorded Low
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Death Valley, California was 19.9 °F-6.7 °C which occurred on February 19, 1990.
Lowest Temperatures: All-Time By Year
Death Valley Weather by Month
Averages based on the years 1991–2020
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
☀️ Average high (°F°C) 67.419.7 73.923.3 82.928.3 91.232.9 100.738.2 111.244.0 117.547.5 116.046.7 107.842.1 93.534.2 77.525.3 65.818.8 92.233.4
🌙 Average low (°F°C) 40.14.5 46.48.0 54.912.7 62.817.1 72.622.6 82.127.8 88.931.6 86.730.4 76.624.8 62.116.7 48.18.9 39.13.9 63.417.5
☀️ Record high (°F°C) 90.032.2 97.036.1 104.040.0 113.045.0 122.050.0 127.953.3 129.954.4 129.954.4 125.151.7 113.045.0 98.136.7 88.031.1 129.954.4
🌙 Record low (°F°C) 19.9-6.7 19.9-6.7 26.1-3.3 39.03.9 46.07.8 54.012.2 66.919.4 64.918.3 55.012.8 37.02.8 26.1-3.3 21.9-5.6 19.9-6.7
💧 Average precipitation (inchescm) 0.41.0 0.51.3 0.20.6 0.10.3 0.00.1 0.10.1 0.10.3 0.10.3 0.20.5 0.10.3 0.10.3 0.20.6 2.25.5
💧 Daily % chance precipitation 7.6 10.0 6.5 3.8 2.9 1.1 3.5 2.8 2.6 3.4 3.1 5.2 4.4
❄️ Average snow (inchescm) 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.0
More Death Valley Weather Records
1961–2022
Highest daily low 107.1 °F41.7 °C July 12, 2012
Lowest daily high 37.9 °F3.3 °C December 24, 1990
Most daily precipitation 1.5 inches3.7 cm April 15, 1988
Most monthly precipitation 2.6 inches6.6 cm January 1995
Most yearly precipitation 4.7 inches12.1 cm 2005
Earliest freeze November 7 2000
Latest freeze March 4 1989
Most daily snow none -
Death Valley Weather Streaks
Most consecutive days...
With precipitation 6 days Feb 14–19, 1980
Without precipitation 273 days Mar 1 – Nov 28, 1970
High temperature ≥ 80 °F27 °C 240 days Mar 8 – Nov 2, 2017
High temperature ≥ 90 °F32 °C 191 days Apr 17 – Oct 24, 1992
High temperature ≥ 100 °F38 °C 152 days May 8 – Oct 6, 2001
Facts About Death Valley Weather
Does it ever get cold in Death Valley?
Yes. While Death Valley is scorching hot in the summer, it gets downright frigid in the winter. In late December, the average low temperature in Death Valley is just 37.6 °F, and freezing temperatures have been recorded as late as March. Since Death Valley lies in a desert, it can be quite cold at night even when it was hot during the day.
Death Valley Weather by Year
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Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1961–2022 Death Valley National Park location