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Phoenix climbs to 110 degrees for first time this year, ties record heat for date

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PHOENIX — The official start of summer isn’t for another month, but metro Phoenix didn’t get the memo.

Phoenix recorded its first 110-degree day of the year on Friday and tied the record high for the date, according to the National Weather Service.

The high temperature reached 112 degrees at about 3 p.m.

An excessive heat warning is in effect across metro Phoenix until Sunday at 8 p.m. with the National Weather Service forecast calling for highs of 108 on Saturday, 109 on Sunday and 106 on Monday.

Warning signs of heat-related illnesses can include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache and nausea.

The earliest that Phoenix ever recorded a high of 110 degrees was on May 8, 1989.

Phoenix typically records its first 110-plus degree day by June 10.

The year that Phoenix saw the most 110-plus degree days was in 2011 with 33.

The last time Phoenix saw a summer with zero 110-plus degree days was in 1911.

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