Phoenix heat hits record 118 degrees
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.