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Phoenix ties 2011 record for days with 110-plus temperatures

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PHOENIX — The summer of 2020 is on track to be one of the hottest in the state’s history and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.

The National Weather Service tweeted Saturday that Phoenix has tied the record from 2011 for 33 days in a calendar year with temperatures at or above 110 degrees.

The high temperatures are not letting up and the Valley is likely to break that record.

There is an Excessive Heat warning in effect for Phoenix from Sunday at 9 a.m. to Monday at 8 p.m. Temperatures are expected to reach upwards of 114 degrees.

This year, the Valley has dealt with an abundance of heat. July entered the record books as the hottest month in the city’s history.

The National Weather Service said the preliminary average temperature was 99 degrees, which was nearly a full degree hotter than the city’s previous record.

During periods of extreme heat, experts advise people to stay hydrated, limit the amount of time outside, try to stay inside air conditioned buildings and remember to check on elderly family members and neighbors.

People should also watch for warning signs of heat-related illnesses, which can include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache and nausea.

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