Waterfalls Appear in Death Valley – IOTW Report

Waterfalls Appear in Death Valley

MSN-Flash flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Kay has caused waterfalls in the arid Death Valley.

The influx of water into Death Valley, which is the hottest and driest place on the planet, comes with Hurricane Kay’s downgraded tropical storm, causing torrential rain over the area on September 10, according to the U.S. National Park Service.

Badwater Road is fully closed, and the CA-190 highway is closed from the CA-136 junction to Stovepipe Wells Village after floodwater caused significant damage to the road surface.

Death Valley, situated on the California-Nevada border around 130 miles west of Las Vegas, is thought to be the hottest place on Earth, currently holding the record for the highest temperature ever recorded at 134 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on average, Death Valley receives a mere 2.2 inches of rainfall annually. In August, it received three quarters of that in just a few hours, with more falling in September as a result of Kay.

Hurricane Kay was the closest a hurricane from the Pacific had got to making landfall in California for more than 50 years, according to Accuweather, having been downgraded to a tropical storm just before it hit Southern California. MORE

11 Comments on Waterfalls Appear in Death Valley

  1. Libtard: “OMG! Climate change is causing floods in Death Valley!”
    Me: “You were just whining about it causing draught all over the Southwest”.
    Libtard: “I was! Isn’t it horrible how fast it changes now?!!”

  2. A hurricane is a cyclone that is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, or the NE Pacific Ocean east of the International Date Line, or the South Pacific Ocean east of 160E, and with sustained winds that reach or exceed 74 mph.

  3. I went to Bad Water in Death Valley once. They had port-a-leakers set up. I managed to make the bad water even worse.

  4. I’ve visited Yosemite Nat’l Park a few times. Once, I saw some guys wearing Yarmulkas in the village. I had to force myself not to call out to them “Yo Semite”.


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