3 1/4 inch diameterCast in fine pewterFelt backingWith soft fleece pouchIn clear-vinyl covered boxPLACE NAME: Badwater BasinELEVATION: -282 ft.COORDINATES: N36° 15′ 01” W116° 49′ 30”LOCATION: Death Valley National Park, California, USAMARKERSLEUTH PHOTO CONTRIBUTOR: No Station FoundLOW 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.