Phoenix heat hits record 118 de­grees

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NEWS -

PHOENIX — Phoenix has bro­ken a 112-year-old record for heat, with Na­tional Weather Ser­vice me­te­o­rol­o­gists say­ing the Ari­zona city had a high of 118 de­grees on Fri­day.

That broke the pre­vi­ous mark of 115 de­grees dat­ing back to 1905.

Me­te­o­rol­o­gists say the nor­mal high tem­per­a­ture for July 7 in Phoenix is 107 de­grees.

So far this year, the tem­per­a­ture at Sky Har­bor Air­port has reached at least 110 de­grees 17 times.

In Cal­i­for­nia on Satur­day, Los An­ge­les broke a 131-yearold record of its own as the weather ser­vice re­ported that the tem­per­a­ture hit 96 de­grees in down­town.

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