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10 'cool' facts about 100-degree temps in Phoenix

Is it just us or is it getting hot out here?

Phoenix officially hit 100 degrees for the first time in 2018 Tuesday.

Thankfully, though, we're "doing a little better than this time last year," as far as above normal temps go, the National Weather Service in Phoenix said.

Although it may feel early for a triple-digit temp, it's still a few weeks off the earliest on record.

Here's are some 100-degree fun facts about Phoenix, courtesy of the National Weather Service. Because we just love our triple-digit temps in the Valley of the Sun, don't we?

Average first 100° day: May 2 (most recent data); May 12 (all-time)

Earliest first 100° day: March 26 (1988)

Latest first 100° day: June 18 (1913)

Average last 100° day: October 3 (most recent data); September 29 (all-time)

Earliest last 100° day: September 2 (1904)

Latest last 100° day: October 27, 2016

Average number of 100°+ days per year: 109 (most recent); 92 (all-time)

Fewest number of 100°+ days: 48 (1913)

Greatest number of 100°+ days: 143 (1989)

Longest stretch of 100°+ days: 76 (June 10, 1993 - August 24, 1993)

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