Record heat scalding the Southwest in extreme weather pattern
An unusually strong area of high pressure — or heat dome — is leading to historic extremes of heat in the Southwest...
Locations that established daily record highs Sunday included: Yuma (120), Phoenix (118), Tucson (115), Burbank, Calif. (109), Albuquerque (103, tie), and Santa Fe (102)...
Several of these temperatures ranked among the hottest ever recorded in their respective locations:
- Sante Fe’s high of 102 degrees tied its hottest all-time temperature on record (from June 27, 2013), although there are gaps in its record.
- Tucson’s high of 115 degrees tied its third hottest temperature of all time.
- Yuma’s high of 120 degrees tied for its fourth hottest day recorded.
- Phoenix’s high of 118 degrees tied for its fifth hottest day