Phoenix hits 118 degrees Friday, breaks record set in 1905

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PHOENIX (AP) -

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

National Weather Service meteorologists say Phoenix had a high of 118 degrees on Friday.

That broke the previous mark of 115 degrees for the date, first set in 1905.

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

The city had three daily high-temperature records broken last month.

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

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