- 3 1/4 inch diameter
- Cast in fine pewter
- Felt backing
- With soft fleece pouch
- In clear-vinyl covered box
Elevation: -282 ft.
Coordinates: N36° 15' 01'' W116° 49' 30''
Location: Death Valley National Park, California, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: No Station Found
LOW POINT OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE Hottest, driest, lowest. These superlatives summarize the most striking features of Badwater Basin. Summer visitors can count on daytime temperatures in the 110° to 120°+ Fahrenheit range. Some even hope to visit on record-breaking days.
Because of the rain shadow effect of the Panamint Range to the west and high temperatures increasing evaporation rates, the basin is the driest location in North America. Its precipitation averages less than 2 inches annually.