PHOENIX — It's the kind of record you hope you never break. And for more than 45 years, Phoenix was doing a good job.
But the National Weather Service said that with Friday's high of 115 degrees in Phoenix, which hit around 1:30 p.m., there have now been eight days above 115 this year.
This breaks a record of seven days set in 1974.
Earlier in the week, the National Weather Service in Phoenix said the city is currently experiencing it's hottest overall summer ever so far.
Team 12 Meteorologist Krystle Henderson scanned 124 years worth of August records and found Phoenix has only hit 115 degrees or hotter 13 different times in history.
An excessive heat warning will keep its grip on Arizona through Wednesday, marking a record-setting 37 days under excessive heat status in a year.
On Aug. 9, Phoenix broke the previous record of 33 110-degree days in a year.
Meanwhile...we're not done yet.