The most inhospitably hot and dry place in America is Death Valley in eastern California. Also the lowest place, at 280 feet below sea level, Death Valley regularly experiences temperatures in the 120s Fahrenheit (high 40s to low 50s Celsius) and higher, and the valley sees temperatures above 100°F (37.8°C) between 140 and 160 days every year, even in the shade. The record high here has been tallied at 134°F (56.7°C). Annual rainfall in Death Valley is less than two inches (50 millimeters).
Death Valley, California, is the hottest place in the United States, frequently seeing temperatures over 100°F (38°C).