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Phoenix polished off warmest autumn on record in 2020

This past autumn adds to the numerous other weather records that were broken this year.
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PHOENIX — This year, Phoenix has seen records broken for drought, wildfires, and heat. As fall ends and winter begins, another weather record as officially been broken in the Valley.

Meteorological Fall, which includes the entire months of September, October and November, is now in the books for 2020 as Tuesday marked the first day of December and Meteorological Winter.

This past autumn adds to the numerous other weather records that were broken this year. The past Meteorological Fall was Phoenix's hottest fall ever experienced.

The average high temperature this past season in Phoenix, recorded at Sky Harbor Airport, works out to 93.2 degrees. This beat the previous record set in the autumn of 2001, with the average temperature of 91.6 degrees.

Phoenix's September, October, and November in 2020 each individually ranked high among heat records. 

September tied the 2nd record warmest for high temps at 104.1 degrees, October was the 3rd record warmest at 95 degrees, and November ended up being the 7th record warmest at 80.5 degrees. 

These three overachieving months, it's no surprise, would combine for a chart-topping warm autumn.

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