Santa Fe New Mexican

Phoenix ties heat record Saturday with 114 degrees


PHOENIX — Forecaster­s warned that this weekend would be especially scorching in metro Phoenix, and they were right.

The National Weather Service reported Saturday that the high temperatur­e in Phoenix climbed to 114 degrees, tying the second hottest day of the year and tying the record for the date set in 2009.

Phoenix’s high so far this year was 115 degrees July 16.

The weather service had issued an excessive heat warning for the area and other parts of south-central and western Arizona into Monday evening.

Forecaster­s advised residents to drink extra water, dress for the heat and stay indoors or find an air-conditione­d space.

The Salvation Army prepared a dozen heat relief stations in the metro area to provide water and cooled spaces.

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