Death Valley equals highest June temperature from 1902

A mirage makes a car appear as if it's flying as a heat wave spreads across the American West on June 30, 2013, in Death Valley National Park, California. David McNew/Getty Images

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. The National Weather Service says California's Death Valley National Park tentatively recorded a high temperature of 129 degrees on Sunday, which would tie the all-time June record high for the United States.

The weather service's Las Vegas office on Monday posted to its website a photo of a Park Service thermometer showing the mercury on June 30.

The reading preliminarily ties the U.S. June mark of 129 degrees recorded on June 23, 1902, at Volcano, a former town near the Salton Sea in southeastern California.

The reading, however, is short of the all-time, world record 134 degrees set in Death Valley on July 10, 1913.

Meteorologist Chris Stachelski in Las Vegas says it will take a few months for Sunday's apparent record to be certified.

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