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Phoenix hits 118 degrees, breaks record dating to 1905

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/8/2017
CAPTION: PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 20: A Phoenix area construction worker drinks water at a job site on June 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Record temperatures of 118 to 120 degrees were expected on Tuesday for the Phoenix-metro area. © (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) CAPTION: PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 20: A Phoenix area construction worker drinks water at a job site on June 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Record temperatures of 118 to 120 degrees were expected on Tuesday for the Phoenix-metro area.

PHOENIX — Phoenix has broken a 112-year-old record for heat.

National Weather Service meteorologists say the Arizona city had a high of 118 degrees on Friday.

That broke the previous mark of 115 degrees dating back to 1905.

Meteorologists say the normal high temperature for July 7 in Phoenix is 107 degrees.

So far this year, the temperature at Sky Harbor Airport has reached at least 110 degrees 17 times.

In California, a heat advisory in the San Joaquin Valley warned of temperatures from 103 to 107 through Saturday.

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