Phoenix hits 118 degrees, breaks record dating to 1905
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.