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Phoenix sets record for latest 90-degree day in calendar year

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PHOENIX — A stretch of cooler weather has once again been replaced by record-setting heat in Phoenix.

The mercury reached 90 degrees at about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, the latest the temperature has reached the mark in a calendar year in city history, according to the National Weather Service.

Previously, the latest in the year the temperature hit 90 degrees in Phoenix was Nov. 15, 1999.

The mark also surpassed the daily heat record, which was 89 degrees and also set in 1999. The high temperature reached 92 degrees for the day.

NWS says the last 90-degree day in Phoenix typically occurs by Oct. 28.

The mercury could reach 90 degrees again in the coming days, with highs forecast to be in the upper 80s for the rest of the week.

The hot start to the week was the continuation of an abnormally hot year in Phoenix.

Earlier this month, Phoenix recorded a high temperature of 97 degrees, making it the hottest November day in the city’s history.

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

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

2020 has also seen the most 100-degree days in Phoenix in a calendar year.

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