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Phoenix Posts Its Hottest Summer And Autumn In City History

By Bridget Dowd
Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 9:00am
Updated: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 9:20am
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After having the hottest summer in its history this year, Phoenix now has had its hottest autumn ever.

National Weather Service officials said Phoenix posted an average high temperature of 93.2 degrees from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30.

That broke the previous record of a 92-degree average high during autumn that was set in 2017.

On Nov. 16, Phoenix’s high of 90 degrees was the latest the temperature has reached that mark in a calendar year in city history.

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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.