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Phoenix sets another heat record with latest 90-degree day

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 17:20:15-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Another heat record for Phoenix.

The National Weather Service says Monday's high of 90 degrees was the latest the temperature has reached that mark in a calendar year in Phoenix's history.

The previous latest 90-degree day in the city came on Nov. 15, 1999.

Weather Service meteorologists say the last 90-degree day of the year in Phoenix usually happens by Oct. 28.

Phoenix already has shattered its record for the most days of triple-digit heat in a calendar year with 144, topping the previous record of 143 days in 1989.

Between June and August this year, Phoenix reported 50 days with a high temperature of at least 110 degrees.

That bested the record of 33 days set in 2011.

Phoenix also had its hottest August ever since tracking began in 1896.