Jun 12, 2019

Phoenix ties record-high temperature; heat warning remains

Phoenix, AZ
USA
by
Claire Rafford
,
Arizona Republic

After a pleasant May temperature-wise, the Phoenix area now is dealing with a bout of intense heat, which has resulted in an excessive heat warning that will continue for another day.

“Anyone who goes outside will notice an intense heat,” said Andrew Deemer, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

Phoenix’s temperature tied the record of 112 degrees on Wednesday — a mark last reached on June 12 in 1974.

Monday and Tuesday saw highs of 109 and 108 degrees, respectively, in Phoenix.

A heat advisory, originally issued Monday, is scheduled to continue through 8 p.m. Thursday, meaning temperatures could again exceed 110 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, Phoenix will experience “a high near 112” on Thursday.