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Death Valley ranked one of world's top weather destinations

Posted at 9:56 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 00:56:13-04

The Weather Channel has ranked Death Valley National Park one of the world's top weather destinations.

Death Valley ranks No. 2 on the top 10 list. More than a million people a year visit the national park near the California-Nevada stateline, known for its record-breaking heat.

The Weather Channel list notes that Death Valley's temperatures exceeded 100 degrees for 154 consecutive days in 2001. The hottest day on earth was recorded in Death Valley of 134 degrees on July 10, 1913.

The top spot went to the Arctic. Also included were Mount Washington in New Hampshire, Norway, the Great Plains, Tofino in Canada, Atacama Desert in Chile, Hawaii's Big Island, Burketown, Australia and Maui's North Shore.