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Phoenix, Yuma mark warmer temperatures than usual in August

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PHOENIX — If you think Arizona is getting hotter, you’re not going crazy: Temperatures in Phoenix and Yuma were above average during the entire month of August.

According to the National Weather Service, the average high temperatures in Phoenix this August were about one degree hotter than the average high temperatures in August from 1981 to 2010.

The average high temperature in Phoenix this August was 105.4 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to 104.4 degrees Fahrenheit between 1981 and 2010. It was the 18th-warmest high in the history of the city’s recording.

The average high temperature in Phoenix was also less that four degrees cooler than the record high — 109 degrees Fahrenheit in 2011.

Phoenix marked an average temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit in August, the 20th-warmest temperature in the city’s history and just slightly higher than the average temperature between 1981 and 2010, which was 93.6 degrees.

Phoenix wasn’t the only Arizona city to see warmer temperatures than usual this August: Yuma also recorded a higher average high temperature of 107.6 degrees Fahrenheit, about one degree warmer than the normal high temperature from 1981 to 2010.

It was the 18th-warmest month in Yuma’s history and was just three degrees cooler than the record high temperature in August, which was 110.5 degrees Fahrenheit in 1962.

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