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Burning through records: Phoenix sees earliest 90 degree low, matches high temperature record for the date

It's official, we have a new earliest 90 degree low, and met a century-old high temperature record.

PHOENIX — Buckle up Arizona, we're in for a warm one. If you thought it was hot when you walked out your front doors this morning, you'd be right! The Valley is set to break not one, but two temperature records.

The National Weather Service, Phoenix, announced that Saturday could set a record for the earliest 90 degree low on record. And set the record it did. The temperature remained above 90 degrees all day long, breaking 2018's record by three days.

Back in 2014, the record warm low for Jun 11 was 85 degrees.

Before Saturday, the earliest we hit a 90 degree low was Jun. 14, 2018.

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And it's not just our low temperatures we've got to watch out for. Our high on Saturday hit 114, which is the hottest temperature ever recorded on Jun. 11 in Phoenix.

That record's a lot older and was set in 1918 according to the National Weather Service.

And as of 1:50 p.m. that temperature was reached. NWS Phoenix reported the temp as tied with the 1918 record.

If the temperature warms up any more, this could be the hottest Jun. 11 in over a century. So stay safe, stay cool, and stay hydrated.

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What is the Valley?: 

“The Valley” is what locals call the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is considered the largest metropolitan area in the Southwest.  

The Valley is made up of various major cities other than Phoenix, including:  

  • Mesa  
  • Chandler  
  • Scottsdale  
  • Tempe  
  • Glendale  
  • Surprise  
  • Peoria  
  • Gilbert  
  • El Mirage 
  • Avondale 
  • Litchfield Park 
  • Goodyear 
  • Buckeye 

Whether a city is in the “East Valley” or “West Valley” depends on where it is in relation to Phoenix.  

The cities of the Valley have a combined population of 4,845,832 people, according to the 2020 United States Census. This makes it the 11th largest metropolitan area in the country right behind the Boston and Atlanta areas. 

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