Wildflowers in Death Valley

Posted by on Sunday, February 28, 2016

Photo from Andy Choi

Death Valley National Park located in Eastern California is known as one of the hottest places on Earth with very little rainfall.

However a little rain has fallen and as a result there are now millions of blooming wildflowers.

The cause of the flowers are likely a combination of El Niño, rainfall, solar warmth and reduced winds.

The National Park Service expects the flowers to stay as long as it rains.

Death Valley is the lowest, driest, and hottest area in North America. 

The hottest air temperature ever recorded in Death Valley was 56.7 °C back on July 10, 1913, at Furnace Creek, which is the hottest atmospheric temperature ever recorded on earth. The areas only has an annual average of 50 mm.

The Team

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