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Phoenix sets heat records for second consecutive day

Nov 17, 2020, 1:48 PM | Updated: 5:24 pm
(Facebook Photo/City of Phoenix, AZ USA)...
(Facebook Photo/City of Phoenix, AZ USA)
(Facebook Photo/City of Phoenix, AZ USA)

PHOENIX — For the second time in as many days this week, heat records were broken in Phoenix.

The mercury reached 88 degrees at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, surpassing the previous daily record of 87 degrees set in 2008, according to the National Weather Service.

Less than an hour later, the temperature reached 90 degrees, the latest the temperature has got to that mark in a calendar year in city history. The high got to 92 for the day.

Phoenix also set a daily heat record Monday, reaching 92 degrees for the day.

That made it the latest 90-degree day in a calendar year in Phoenix history before Tuesday’s record-breaking heat.

The warm Tuesday 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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Phoenix sets heat records for second consecutive day