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Phoenix breaks another daily heat record, hits 102 degrees

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PHOENIX — To nobody’s surprise, another heat record has been toppled in Phoenix.

The mercury reached 102 degrees in Phoenix on Friday, breaking the daily record of 101 degrees set in 1991.

It was also the 145th day this year the temperature has surpassed 100 degrees, adding to the yearly record that was broken Wednesday.

Triple-digit temperatures could be leaving the Valley, however.

There are no forecasted highs of 100 degrees or greater over the next seven days.

Phoenix is coming off its hottest meteorological summer on record, which includes June, July and August.

Between June and August, Phoenix also reported 50 days with a high temperature of at least 110 degrees, surpassing the record of 33 days set in 2011.

July 2020 went down as the hottest month in Phoenix history with an average temperature of 99 degrees.

That mark was surpassed a month later when the average temperature in August was 99.1 degrees.

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